Fitwise in the Community
Counterpart - Women supporting women with cancer.....Councerpart (formerly BreaCan) is a service of Women's Health Victoria, and has provided quality support and information to women living with breast or a gynaecological cancer since 2003.
Fitwise regularly helps provide some of the information sessions on topics relating to exercise and physical health.
Check out their website for lots of information on all the wonderful programs offered: https://www.counterpart.org.au/
A Celebration Day for girls
Menarche (a girl’s first period) is a defining moment in the transition from young girlhood and A Celebration Day For Girls honours this unique aspect of becoming a young woman. A workshop for 10-12 year olds and their Mums (or female carers), the day includes detailed information and fun activities around puberty and periods, lively discussion, the sharing of stories and beautiful ritual.
We want our girls to cherish their bodies, feel positive about who they are and build resilience for the many challenges the world will throw at them.
One of our senior physiotherapists Kath facilitates this Sunday workshop for private and
Contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0438 802 379
See celebrationdayforgirls.com for more details
Maternal Child Health Talks
Fitwise Physiotherapy loves to prevent injuries and complications from occurring, rather than waiting until they do happen! This is why we love doing our Maternal Child Health talks at several centres around Melbourne. The opportunity to talk to new mothers about how best to look after their bodies in the post natal period is invaluable. We discuss how best to look after backs, tummy and pelvic floor muscles, common complaints and how best to avoid them. The physiotherapists also provide a take-home information pack.
If your Maternal Child Health Centre is interested in participating, please contact us on 9486 0512 (East Melbourne Rooms) or 9822 4999 (Armadale Rooms).
The Baby Rap
Delivered by Prue, an experienced midwife, consultant and mother, the workshops will give you the confidence and knowledge to care for your baby and yourself... from birthing to burping.
Click here to check out more about 'The Baby Rap' workshops.
For more information or bookings
P: 0402 204 461
Jean Hailes for Women's Health
Jean Hailes for Women's Health was created to provide women with information, knowledge and clinical care to assist them to actively manage their own health and wellbeing throughout the whole of their life. They are dedicated to prevention of illness and improving women's knowledge and understanding of important health issues from adolescence to midlife and beyond.
They translate the latest scientific and medical evidence in order to inspire positive change in women. In addition, the organisation has become a leading entity for the provision of evidence-based women's health knowledge for the health industry. Jean Hailes is regarded throughout Australia as a leader in women's healthcare. To be redirected to the Jean Hailes website, click here.
Continence Foundation of Australia
The Continence Foundation of Australia is the national peak body promoting bladder and bowel health. The Continence Foundation of Australia's vision is to have a community free of the stigma of incontinence. They provide information on funding, referral and products. They also offer free resources for individuals, carers and professionals to help treat bladder and bowel control problems. Click here for more information.
TENA is the worldwide leader in products for bladder weakness. For over 40 years they've been at the forefront of developing products to meet the needs of individuals, carers and healthcare services to ensure everyone can continue to enjoy their lives despite occasional loss of bladder control.
Click here to read more.
Pelvic Floor First
Pelvic Floor First is an initiative of the Continence Foundation of Australia and aims to reduce the number of men and women who experience pelvic floor dysfunction as a result of inappropriate exercise regimes.
The aim is supported by the following objectives:
- strengthen the relationship between the continence and fitness industry
- increase awareness of the link between certain types of exercise and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, and
- promote pelvic floor safe exercises.
This will support people to remain active without the fear and anxiety related to incontinence.
To find out more about Pelvic Floor First click here.