Why incontinence occurs in Women and Men?

Why incontinence occurs in Women and Men?

Incontinence is a problem in men as well as women. Studies have however shown that more women suffer from incontinence. It is in fact surprising to know that in certain cases the cause is same for both men and women. This does not happen always.

A lot incontinence cases are specific to the patient’s gender. There are products that both men and women can use to manage the issue of incontinence. These products can treat this issue, reduce it or completely eliminate it.

Incontinence in women occurs due to pregnancy and childbirth. A pregnant woman experiences stress on the bladder due to the growth of the fetus. This can damage the bladder and muscles around it. This kind of incontinence is called stress incontinence and can emerge several years after birth. The woman then begins to experience leakage when any extra stress is placed on her bladder. Some of such stress could cut across: laughing, coughing, sneezing, physical exertion, etc.

There are lots of products that women with incontinence can use. These products can help women manage the various symptoms that come with incontinence. Some of these products include: incontinence undergarments, adult diapers, incontinence bed pads, etc. All these products help to protect the wearer from incontinence accidents. You might need to try several products before you find the one that is most suitable for you.

Incontinence can occur in men later in life due to an enlarged prostate, which causes the prostate to encircle the urethra. This in turn makes it difficult to control urine. Most men have discovered that changing their lifestyle can help in reducing incontinence symptoms. Some of such lifestyles cut across what they eat and what they drink.

There are products that men experiencing incontinence can use. You can get these products on many online sites. The choice of product is most times dependent on how severe the incontinence symptom is.

There are several causes of incontinence and these causes are not limited to gender. Some of these causes include: obesity, smoking, poor management of diabetes, damaged urinary system, etc. Most times, incontinence is usually a symptom of another issue. This is why you should see a doctor for the right diagnosis and recommendation.

Irrespective of your gender, there are lots of products to help you manage incontinence. Your product choice as stated earlier is dependent on how severe the condition is. You can visit some sites online to find some of these products.



What is a pelvic floor physio/physiotherapy?

What is a pelvic floor physio/physiotherapy?

Although we hear more talk about Pelvic Girdle Pain During Pregnancy or pelvic floor physiotherapy, this discipline is still a great stranger to this day. Those who believe they know what it often has a partial idea of what it implies, thinking that it is only necessary to go to it after having given birth or after menopause has arrived.

In this article we will tell you what is the pelvic floor physiotherapy, what dysfunctions are the most frequently seen in consultation, how we work the physio in this specialty, what is a pelviperineal assessment and … why, among all professions there are, and of the areas covered by Physical Therapy, one day it was decided that this was the specialty in which we wanted to train and work to help others.

The pelvic floor physiotherapy is a specialty of physiotherapy aimed at treating pelvic floor problems in order to prevent and treat sexual problems or urinary incontinence. It also helps urogynecological and obstetric post-surgical recovery.

Pelvic floor physiotherapy:

Physiotherapy sports, infantile, respiratory, neurological, traumatological … Any of these surnames that accompany the word Physiotherapy are usually easier to identify with the work that the physio perform with their patients than when we refer to the urogynecological field. Pathologies that we treat in Women: urinary incontinence, chronic pelvic pain (interstitial cystitis), neurological diseases, pelvic organ failure (prolapsus), pain in sexual intercourse, uncoordinated urination syndrome, post-surgical recovery in stress urinary incontinence, prolapse, and neobladders

This is due, first, to the fact that when the term “pelvic floor” is pronounced, it is frequent for the interlocutor to put on a funny face of poker: either because he is not very clear of what they are talking about but he disguises, her mind the first thing that comes to her is Chinese balls and relates it to the sexual realm, either because she thinks it’s just a girl thing or because it makes her pee (or other things …) too unpleasant for her to talk about it.

To understand what Pelviperineal physiotherapy is before you have to know what that means about the pelvic floor: what it is what function it has and why it is so important to take care of this part of our body, of them and of them. If you are not clear, we invite you to expand information by reading this article.

Yes now. Once clarified the essential, I can tell you, without putting a poker face, that pelvic physiotherapy (which comes from the union of the terms “pelvis” and “periné”) is one of the best therapeutic disciplines that allows to evaluate and treat soil dysfunctions pelvic and sexual sphere that accompany the woman in postpartum and menopause and the man after prostate surgery. But not only, and here I like to emphasize: women who have not given birth or are in perimenopausal age, as well as men who have never been through an operating room for prostatectomy, may also need preventive or rehabilitative treatment.

Even children may have pelvic floor problems if, for example, they continue to pee in bed longer than seven years (bedwetting or nocturnal urinary incontinence); or women who engage in high-impact or hyper-pressure sports (running, tennis, athletics, weightlifting).

Women’s Health Physiotherapy

Women’s Health Physiotherapy

This with the treatment of all disorders affects the pelvis as well as the pelvic floor. These disorders include-incontinence, prolapse, pelvic pain, constipation, etc. Physiotherapy can deal with all of these and cure symptoms too.

A lot of women do not know about physiotherapy. It is in fact regarded as an embarrassing topic. The information in these pages should help answer some questions that may be bothering you about your body. It will also help you determine if Women’s Health Physiotherapy is for you.

The importance of  Physiotherapy during pregnancy

Pregnancy often comes with pelvic girdle pain and stress urinary incontinence, which come as a result of hormonal changes as well as the weight of the baby and uterus which is always on the increase.

The uterus would mount pressure on your bladder, such that you are unable to store urine. When it becomes very difficult to prevent the flow of urine, you would even notice that urine drops when you sneeze. It becomes difficult for you to hold urine for a long time.

When urinary incontinence occurs in pregnancy, it should not be neglected. Research has in fact shown that if this occurs during pregnancy or 6 weeks after the birth of your baby, it might re-occur 5 years later.

Getting an assessment with a Women’s Health Physiotherapist can prevent all of this. The physiotherapist will ensure that you carry out the appropriate pelvic floor exercises. It is important to activate the muscles for a particular period so as to ensure that your pelvic floor is strong both during and after your pregnancy.

During pregnancy, you would have to engage in Pilates based pelvic stability exercises as they help in strengthening the pelvic muscles as well as take pressure off the pelvic floor. It may not be appropriate to do an internal assessment during pregnancy. An assessment of your pelvis and abdomen muscles is a sure way to retrain your pelvic floor during pregnancy.

1 out of 3 women go through back pain when they are pregnant. 1 in 5 also go through pain in the pelvic girdle. This is due to the relaxing and oestrogen hormones, which relax the ligaments supporting your pelvis.

The slot that holds your pelvis bones and sacrum together can be described as a loose puzzle that is dependent on ligaments and muscles that ensure stability of the joint. The extra strain on the ligaments during pregnancy can lead to pain and dysfunction of movement.  When this occurs, the muscles that provide support for these ligaments become extremely essential in the provision of control and stability.

There is a lot of evidence to prove that physiotherapy is effective for pelvic pain during pregnancy. The following are some of the treatments that you may be offered:

  • Techniques for manual therapy
  • Release of the connective tissue in the abdomen, back, hips and pelvis
  • Pilates based pelvic stability exercises
  • Acupuncture
  • Provision and fitting of pelvic stability belts
  • Counselling regarding sleeping positions, exercise and movement modification
Kid’s Useful Tips

Kid’s Useful Tips


For optimal health and fitness, you need a balance of occasional and everyday things. Treats are OK occasionally when part of a balanced diet full of everyday foods. On regular occasions (3-4 times a week), you need to do more energetic activity, the sort that makes you huff and puff.
Snacking and treats
Active kids can snack healthily between meals – offer nutritious snacks like cereal bars, reduced fat or low fat yoghurt, fruit
Treats occasionally – fun foods are OK and add to food enjoyment
Do energetic activity
Look for enjoyable activities to work up a sweat (eg netball, football, jogging, skipping) but don’t push it hard all the time
Create a winning feeling – whether you win or not. Participation is part of winning.


We all get bored eating and doing the same things. Spice up your life by including a variety of different foods and activities. Different foods will give a variety of essential nutrients for good health and different activities work a variety of different muscles and allow you to learn new skills.

Introduce variety in foods:
– Experience new cultures – try “theme cuisine” days at home and school
– Seek out variety – have a variety of healthy, tasty food choices for meals and snacks
Introduce variety in activity
– Chop and change – participate in planned and spontaneous activities
– Move with the times – look to participate in new activity ideas, moves and sports


Being active and eating healthy foods everyday is important for health & fitness. Everyday, be active for 30 minutes or more, eat healthy foods for meals and snacks and drink fluids like water.

Everyday eating
– 5-7 serves of fruit and veg a day – frozen, fresh, dried or canned
– 3-6 serves of carbohydrate foods – breads, cereals, rice, pasta, noodles
– 3 serves of low or reduced fat dairy foods and about 1 serve of lean meats
Everyday activity
Get active indoors (dance, climb stairs) and outdoors (throw a frisbee, rollerblade)
Carry portable fluids – suggest a drink bottle for before, during and after activity

Fun & Friend

Eating and playing with others makes it more fun. Family and friends can also encourage, motivate and demonstrate good habits.

Eat together
Begin with breakfast – encourage the good breakfast habit. Make more of meal times – cook, eat, talk and wash up together
Encourage people to eat together – make it an occasion to enjoy
Be active together
Get fit together – make fitness a fun and family affair
Play safe – find ways to play in a safe and protective environment
Support on the side – encourage and cheer teams and players – win, lose or draw
Encourage activity with friends – being active with friends helps build friendships

5 Ways

The 5 Ways Wheel explained
Being healthy and fit gives you many benefits including helping you to: maintain a healthy weight; be energetic; be strong, co-ordinated and flexible; feel good on the inside and out; grow and develop strong bones; stay alert and learn; and socialise, relax and have fun.

The ‘5 Ways Wheel’ communicates 5 themes about nutrition & physical activity to help you achieve health and fitness
Each theme provides a different approach to how to include food and activity in your lifestyle, to illustrate the reasons why different types of food and physical activity are important and the benefits that each approach provides.
To find out more about each theme, click on the relevant button in the tool bar.

New Thing

Taste changes with age, so try “new” foods regularly. New foods bring more variety, which brings more essential nutrients to your diet.Encourage yourself to try “new” activities. New tasks bring new skills which can help you “feel good” about yourself.

Try new foods
Taste tests – encourage new foods with self-serve eating
Create in the kitchen – learn to cook new foods and recipes
Try new activities
Explore new places – parks, trail walks and local sports facilities
Seek new skills – look out for new sports and activities to try. Start with something you might like to do and build from there

Dental Crowns And Bridges

Dental Crowns And Bridges

Severely damaged teeth are often a result of years of tooth decay, which can lead to the
eventual removal of teeth and periodontitis. Dental Crowns and Bridges protect your teeth from receiving any more damage, reducing the need for extraction. Tooth decay can be caused by habits such as teeth grinding or age. As your teeth become weakened by decay or receive an
injury, one of our friendly dentists may advise installation of a protective dental crown or bridge to protect the tooth and restore health to your mouth.

Dental Crowns

Often used for both restorative and cosmetic treatments, they are made from porcelain and
are ‘shells’ that cover any damaged teeth, with an aim to prevent further damage. Porcelain is used because it is the most aesthetically pleasing option because it’s easy to match colours of your surrounding teeth, giving you a natural and beautiful smile. Preparation for the crown begins with the original tooth being filed down and then the crown can fit snugly on top. They can sometimes be called ‘caps’ and can be utilised in replacing a missing tooth provided a dental bridge is implemented and strong and existing teeth are there to support it.

Dental Bridges

In comparison, a dental bridge is a combination of porcelain teeth, fixed to adjacent teeth using crowns. A bridge ensures that all teeth don’t move from the position they have been set in your mouth. This preserves your smile and instils confidence in your mouth functions. Typically, a dental bridge procedure would be used to replace one or more missing teeth.

Arrange a consultation today with one of our friendly dentists located at our Southport practice.

Child Detal Benefits

Child Detal Benefits

Children smiling and enjoying life is something that all parents love to see and count as special and dear to their hearts. Ensuring your child’s smile instils confidence within is an important part of seeing them grow up thriving. To see them healthy and self confident because their smile is perfect, sets them up for a very bright future.

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any
experience that reveals the human spirit – E.E. Cummings

As of January 1st, 2014, The Child Dental Benefits Schedule became active, replacing the
Medicare Teen Dental Plan. This Medicare scheme has been designed to help parents obtain
the right dental care for their children when they need it most. As a parent on the Gold Coast in Queensland, and those all over Australia, you’ll be looking for those dentists that provide bulk billing services under this schedule. We are please to advise that at AllSmiles Dental Centre here in Southport, we provide this service. This means that the only charge is the Medicare benefit and as a patient, you are not charged unless the treatment is not covered by this scheme. We’ll advise you if a service is not covered BEFORE we commence any treatment.

You can find more details about The Child Dental Benefits Schedule in our media centre.

Contact us today by phone 07 5679 5090 or via our online contact form.

A Convenient Dentist for Busy Patients in Southport

A Convenient Dentist for Busy Patients in Southport

Convenient for you—located directly across from TSS

You’ll find us located in the Southport Park Village, Shop #1. We are directly across from The Southport School, a hop, skip and a jump away for parents focused on taking care of their child’s (and their own) dental care. Appointments can be booked around school hours, for ease and convenience. We can handle any dental emergency, particularly if it happens at a nearby school. Our team welcomes the opportunity to become your local family dentist. Our team supports our patients with helpful education and quality dental care that is second to none. We provide bulk bill services for those that fall under the Child Dental Benefit Schedule.Click here to contact us if you need more information about our practice.

Understanding the Child Dental Benefit Schedule

From 1 January 2014, the Medicare Teen Dental Plan was replaced by the Child Dental Benefits Schedule. Our practice offers bulk billing for any service that falls under this schedule. If a service does not meet the criteria under the CDBS, we’ll let you know before we begin any treatments. You can find full details about this scheme in our media centre.

Opening Special

Need a check-up, x-rays, celan and oral hygiene instruction? Get all of this, with no gap to pay (if you’re in a private health fund), for $89.

Zoom Whitening

Book a Zoom treatment today, and you’ll receive a free check-up and clean plus a take-home maintenance kit for free. We have an in-chair specials for just $750. Book now!

Our Treatments

Being a locally owned and operated family dentist in Southport, we are well equipped to deal with patients, big and small. Access the following services at our location: cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, and restorative dentistry, plus much more. Our team care about you and your family and will do all we can to help you achieve the smile you deserve. We go out of our way to ensure that our patients are treated well in our dental care practice; we want you to feel comfortable and relaxed at all times.

Refer a Friend

Refer a friend and receive $50 off your next treatment (once they become a patient of ours). Receive a written quote that’s cheaper than our current treatment prices? We’ll match the price and also provide a further 10% discount.

Tooth Whitening Kit

Have a big event coming up? Feel more confident and show your beautiful smile with perfect, white teeth. Purchase our take-home whitening kit with customised bleaching trays, for just $220.

Jumping Castles – The Fun Way to Love Jumping

Jumping Castles – The Fun Way to Love Jumping

Jumping Castles – The Fun Way to Love Jumping

Your kids need fun and relaxation after studying hard for a couple of months. That’s why you need to give your kids a fun treat by taking them to a place where they can have fun. For example, a place where there is a jumping castle. This would definitely make your kids excited. The colorful designs of the jumping castles are a great sight to behold both for kids and even for parents.

In simple words, jumping castles are large inflatable structures designed in such a way that children can jump and have maximum fun. Kids can stay in a jumping castle for a long time without getting bored. Jumping castles are made of rugged and thick PCV or nylon that is 100% safe for children as they do not contain lead. They resist fire and are in fact 20 degrees’ cold crack.

Jump N Play is a family entertainment Center featuring 10 inflatables, arcade and prize center. We offer 6 different party packages for every size birthday.

Jumping castles were named after their traditional design which was a castle. Today, there are many designs to select from. This includes cartoon characters as well as different colors and themes such that you can personalize the jumping experience of your kids.

In addition, there are some jumping castles produced for sale. As stated earlier, there are various designs of jumping castles that one could pick from. Manufacturers can also create designs based on what you want. The cost of jumping castles ranges from $200 and above based on the size and type of design. The majority of manufacturers would, however, offer jumping castles at a cheap rate, especially as a direct sale. Besides sales, they offer other services like repairs and maintenance either under a warranty that could be between 12 to 24 months or out of warranty.

Manufacturers and party suppliers also offer hire services for those who just want a jumping castle they can use for a special event. They could in fact provide a staff that would supervise playtime all through the rented hours. This would, however cost you extra.

When you are looking at purchasing or hiring jumping castles, there are certain things you would need to take note of. One of such is the theme or design preferred by your kids. You would have to choose from the designs available at a particular time as there are certain times when some designs would have been booked for a particular date.

Another thing to consider is your party scheduling, that is, where the jumping castle will be used. It is also preferable to make your reservation at least one month before time to ensure availability.

Furthermore, you should also confirm that the provider of the jumping castle will take charge of delivery, set up, pick up and other required services. Check that the structure is safe for all the kids that will get to play on it. Safety measures should be put in place to prevent accidents. Inspect the structure to be sure that there are no torn parts.

The best practice is to check different companies offering jumping castles for rent before making your decision. You can find these companies online, or by asking party need suppliers. Inflatable options like water slide, bounce house, etc. also exist. All you need to do is get the very best for your kids to have maximum unstoppable fun.

Jump N Play Jumping Castle

It is your kid’s birthday or some kind of a party at your place and there will be a huge number of kids around then there is nothing to worry because now you can have the amazing jumping castle to allow kids enjoy and cherish every moment at your place. There are many places in Melbourne that allow you the opportunity to hire a jumping castle for yourself but you should only opt for Jump N play Jumping Castle company because it provides you with something that you have never imagined before. It is so because for us our customers are our priority thus we put our customers first and offer great value and great service.

How have we become the top choice in Melbourne?

Our customers always prefer to use our services because of our exceptional services. With 10 years of experience we have learnt that our services are on top when it comes to hiring a jumping castle for your event. Our process is clean, safe, smooth and efficient. It is one reason due to which our customers feel satisfied and relaxed when they want to hire a jumping castle for an event.

  1. Our Quality products

Although our customers are going to rent out our products but we feel it’s our duty to ensure that our product is of high quality. It is one reason due to which you won’t find any low quality jumping castle from us.

  1. Our Reliable Service

We have been in this field for quite a while now and we know how to serve our customers. Our employees ensure that they have fully satisfied the customer before leaving the site. It is the reason due to which our customer love us and keep coming back to us everytime they have a birthday event.

  1. Huge collection of Jumping castles

In addition to this we have a wide range of variety available with us. Our collection includes jumping castle of big to small and some exceptional theme options as well. You can visit our website to have a look at the jumping castle options available with us. Following are some factors that make us one of the top choice of Melbourne.

Following are some of the most popular jumping castles available with us.

  3. Large castle with slides


So what are you waiting for just visit our office and get your jumping castle booked with us right away. Our exceptionally trained and skilled team will install it at your house and ensure that it you are happy and satisfied with it.

Planning a party? Feel free to visit JumpnPlay.com.au Call Us for a Quote; 1300 586 775 for the best jumping castles in Melbourne.