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Monthly Newsletter: June 2014
WORLD CONTINENCE WEEK IS NEXT WEEK!
World Continence Week is an initiative of the International Continence Society and is coordinated in Australia by the Continence Foundation. This year World Continence Week will be held from 23 to 29 June. The theme is Pregnancy and Pelvic Floor Health, and the slogan is 'Managing the Mother Load'. The theme targets women who are planning a pregnancy and those who have had children, promoting greater awareness of the associated risk of incontinence, and preventative and treatment strategies. The slogan, 'Managing the Mother Load', references the load pregnancy places on the pelvic floor, as well as the other burdens mother must balance, which often results in them not prioritising their pelvic floor health.

To learn more about pregnancy and your pelvic floor health, please phone 9842 3020 and make an appointment with our Continence & Women's Health physio today. 
COCONUT MILK COOK-OFF CHALLENGE
A big congratulations to Emily and Hannah for winning our recent coconut milk cook-off challenge! Have a look here at our fantastic variety of dishes. 
Hannah baked a delicious Cherry Ripe Mud Cake & Emily made a refreshing tropical juice (complete with mini umbrella's). YUM!
 
PILATES CLASSES
Don't forget to stay up-to-date with all of your pilates class bookings by heading to our website www.shielphysio.com 
or give the girls in reception a call on 9842 3020.
CRAIG'S 'RIPPER' JOKE OF THE MONTH
This is a story about a couple who had been happily married for many years. The only friction in their marriage was the husband's habit of farting loudly every morning when he awoke. The noise would wake his wife and the smell would make her eyes water and make her gasp for air. Every morning she would plead with him to stop ripping them off because it was making her sick. He told her he couldn't stop
and that it was perfectly natural. She told him to see a
doctor. She was concerned that one day he would blow his guts out. The years went by and he continued to rip them out! Then one Thanksgiving morning as she was preparing the turkey for dinner and he was upstairs sound asleep, she looked at the bowl where she had put the turkey innards and neck, gizzard, liver and all the spare parts and a malicious thought came to her. She took the bowl and went upstairs where her husband was sound asleep and, gently pulling back the bed covers, she pulled back the elastic waistband of his underpants and emptied the bowl of turkey guts into his shorts. Some time later she heard her husband waken with his usual trumpeting which was followed by a blood curdling scream and the sound of frantic footsteps as he ran into the bathroom. The wife could hardly control herself as she rolled on the floor laughing, tears in her eyes! After years of torture she reckoned she had got him back pretty good. About twenty minutes later, her husband came downstairs in his
bloodstained underpants with a look of horror on his face.
She bit her lip as she asked him what was the matter. He said, "Honey, you were right. All these years you have warned me and I didn't listen to you. "What do you mean?" asked his wife. "Well, you always told me that one day I would end up farting my guts out, and today it finally happened. But by the grace of God, some Vaseline, and these two fingers, I think I got most of them back in."
ARTICLE OF THE MONTH 
Scoliosis (Part II)
The goal for scoliosis management is developing a program around the premise of ‘strengthening and stretching’ the spine. A spine with scoliosis has two sides to it; the convex and concave sides. The convex side is the side of the spine which the curve points towards. The muscles on this side of the curve tend to be lengthened and prone to rapid fatigue, and need to be strengthened. The concave side is the shortened side of the spine and has tight, short muscles which are resistant to rapid fatigue. These muscles need to be actively stretched. ...
Article by Jennifer Kirchner, Physiotherapist
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