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Dr Irmina Nahon

I Provide Continence Physiotherapy Treatment and Education Within Canberra and Remotely Throughout Australia.

PhD, M Physio, BA/App. Sci (Physiotherapy), PG Cert in Continence and Pelvic Floor.

Specialist Services

Continence Physiotherapy

Dr Irmina Nahon has more than 17 years experience assessing and treating pelvic floor dysfunction.

Irmina has a PhD in the assessment and management of male urinary dysfunction, and extensive experience working with women and children.

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Pelvic Floor Education

Dr Irmina Nahon is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Education Coordinator at the Canberra University. Additionally, Dr Nahon is President of the ACT branch of the Continence Foundation of Australia.

Dr Nahon regularly presents talks, workshops and in-services.

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Academic Profile

PhD, Master of Physiotherapy, Bachelor Applied Sciences (Physiotherapy), Post Graduate Certificate in Continence and Pelvic Floor, University of Sydney.

Dr Irmina Nahon has also written many peer reviewed articles and presented internationally at many conferences.

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Continence physiotherapy in a safe and friendly environment.

Dr Irmina Nahon has more than 17 years experience assessing and treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She has a PhD in the assessment and management of male urinary dysfunction, and extensive experience in working with women and children.

Irmina is very passionate about continence promotion, as well as research into the assessment and management of incontinence and pelvic pain.

Irmina currently provides specialist continence and pelvic floor physiotherapy within Canberra via Hawker Place Physiotherapy & Pilates and remotely using Skype ®.

If you have had investigations for your condition before, please bring any information, test results and letters you have with you.

The initial appointment will take about 50 minutes and cost $200. Follow up visits are usually about 30 minutes and cost $120.

What Happens at the Initial Assessment?

Your first session with a physiotherapist will include:

  • A completely confidential, detailed assessment.
  • Advice on how to improve your condition.

At the initial assessment Irmina will ask you many detailed and personal questions. These will be very personal and explore bladder and bowel function as well as sexual function if indicated. After this interview she will have a good idea of what seems to be the problem and formulate a personalised treatment program.

Your highly trained physiotherapist may also include an internal examination and assessment of the area. This allows for a detailed understanding of how your pelvic floor muscles are working (or in some cases overworking!) but will only occur if necessary and with consent.

The treatment program will be assessed and modified over the follow up sessions. The whole treatment plan will be discussed with you at your initial assessment.

Continence Physiotherapy Consultation for Rural and Remote Clients.

People looking for advice on continence, pelvic floor function, toilet training children or other bladder or bowel related issues can now receive services at Nahon Pelvic Floor Education via Skype ®.

Personal appointments will be over the internet using a web based video call. During these appointments you will be assessed as if you are in the same room at a clinic by Irmina. The only difference being that she cannot do a physical examination. However much of what happens in an appointment does not require a physical examination.

At the end of the assessment you will have a provisional diagnosis, a treatment program and appropriate management strategies. You may receive handouts or reports as required via email.

Who is eligible? Anyone who would like advice on pelvic floor function. This service is limited to those who live in Australia and priority is to those who are too far from a local service or not able to travel to a continence service in their area.

Please read the Frequently Asked Questions section of this website for additional information.

Irmina providing ultra sound assessment

Pelvic Floor Education.

Irmina is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Education Coordinator at the Canberra University.

Irmina is also the President of the ACT branch of the Continence Foundation of Australia, and a passionate member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s Continence and Women’s Health group.

She is an active member of the International Continence Society, the International Children’s Continence Society and the International Pelvic Pain Society.

Dr Nahon regularly presents talks, workshops and in-services. She is available to come to talk to your group. Workgroups, professional associations, special interest support groups and other groups are welcome to contact me to discuss their needs.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Continence for women and men.
  • Pelvic pain.
  • Toilet training.
  • Training for physiotherapists, doctors, nurses, health care providers.

Some talks done in recent times:

  • A positive approach to pees and poos – toilet training for special needs children.
  • Women’s and Men’s incontinence issue and sexual difficulties – a talk to sexual health nurses.
  • Pelvic Floor First – Pelvic Floor training for fitness instructors.
  • Oh Don’t make me laugh – continence awareness for women.
  • Secret Men’s’ business – treating post prostatectomy incontinence.
  • Continence for GP’s.
  • Continence as we age – workshop for aged care workers.

Events can be booked by contacting Dr Irmina Nahon.

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