Health Education Sessions

Regaining or maintaining your health isn't just about exercising your body, you also need to exercise your mind and stay up to date with the latest health information.

Healthy habits for your core

Bladder and bowel problems affect one in four people. Incontinence is not a natural part of ageing! It can be treated, managed or even resolved. Join us for a series of information sessions to find out how. These sessions are specialised for people 50 and over.

By attending these sessions, you can expect to learn about:

Session 1: Healthy bladder, bowel habits and continence product information.

Session 2: The physiology of the bladder, bowel function and the pelvic floor.

Session 3: Practical exercises led by a Southern Cross Care accredited exercise physiologist and physiotherapist. Learn how to activate and strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.

*Note: Class times available for session 3 include 10.00am - 10.30am, 10.45am - 11.15am and 11.30am - 12.00pm. Please advise upon booking which time you would prefer.

Dates and location

When: Thursday 16, 23 and 30 May (series of three sessions), from 10-11:30am

Where: City Hall - Main Corner, Mt Gambier

Cost: $15 per person for all three sessions (includes morning tea)

RSVP: by Friday 15 February on (08) 8179 6825

Frequently asked questions:

  • I’m not incontinent, would this program still be relevant for me?

Yes, this program is appropriate for anyone aged 50 years and over. The pelvic floor is like any other muscle in the body, it can become weak if not exercised (Use it or lose it). Learn how to strengthen the pelvic floor and prevent incontinence. 

  • I cant get down on the floor to perform exercises?

You don’t need to be lying on the floor to perform pelvic floor exercises. They can be done in any position, sitting, standing, lying, brushing your teeth or even driving the car. The instructor will provide suitable options for all abilities. 

  • Do I need to wear exercise gear?

No, you don’t need to wear exercise gear. The first and second session is theory. The third session is practical, wear comfy clothing that permits movement. 

  • I can only attend the first session, is that ok?

Yes, that is ok. However, it is encouraged that you attend all three sessions to benefit most.  Each week builds on  prior learning and gives you the chance to chat with guest speakers and meet others in the community. 

  • Is this for males too?

Yes, males have pelvic floors too!