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.
Your first session with a physiotherapist will include:
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.
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 is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Education Coordinator at the University of Canberra
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:
Some talks done in recent times:
Events can be booked by contacting Dr Irmina Nahon.