Some 15 people participated in the Workshop on Urinary Incontinence at Kampong Ubi Community Club on 4 July 2009. Participants comprised both English and Mandarin speaking people. Most of them were between 40 – 65 years of age.
Topics dicussed were urinary incontinence, bladder training and pelvic floor exercise. One of the speakers, Ms Tay Lee Hua, who is from Changi General Hospital, Urology Department and also a continence advisor of the Society, spoken in both languages during the workshop.
The talk covered basic details of the relevant anatomy and physiology, causes, types and consequences of incontinence.
She taught participants how they could maintain and strengthen their own pelvic floor muscles through various exercise and also stressed the importance and usefulness of such knowledge.
Another talk on Injectables for Urinary Incontinence at the Geylang Serai Community Club was delivered by Prof Peter Lim HC, Some 90 heartlanders attended the talk. The Q&A session was very interesting and lively. So much so that the workshop ended beyond its scheduled time.