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​NEW Specialist Continence services

10th August 2018

The MS Society SA/NT is pleased to announce the introduction of our new specialist MS Continence services now available at our Hillcrest office!

You may be surprised to know that approximately 5 million everyday Australians experience issues with bladder or bowel dysfunction. Incontinence is the most common symptom for people with MS—the severity and longevity varies from person to person—and many people with MS experience some form of bladder or bowel issues including urgency and frequently needing to go to the toilet.

With the right information and support, incontinence can be managed effectively to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

The MS Society is now able to assist all people with MS experiencing incontinence, or bladder and bowel issues with a range of services available four days a week in the new continence assessment room at Hillcrest or at home for those living with mobility issues.

Our specialist continence nurse Amanda Mouvet has over 15 years’ experience working as a continence nurse in community and aged care settings. Amanda says, “I pride myself on being approachable and easy to talk to about these delicate matters. I am keen to help people with MS to work out the best plan, to suit their goals.”

“Incontinence is such a hidden problem that causes a great deal of trouble to everyday life. I really enjoy helping people with some great ideas to help manage or improve bladder and bowel issues.”

A continence assessment and a bladder ultrasound scan can help people with MS to better understand their symptoms, and help work out a plan for ongoing management and to improve continence control over time. Clients will be further supported with helpful management tips, travel ideas, and exercises to improve independence and confidence in work, daily activities and relationships.

Our continence services also include product advice and samples of continence aids to help with bladder or bowel issues, tailored to improve each individual situation. Catheter care and advice, and in-clinic catheter changes are also available.

If you are experiencing bladder or bowel issues and would like a continence assessment, information about aids, or management advice contact Amanda through MS Assist on 1800 812 311 or at msassist@ms.asn.au.

For more information about continence, see the Continence Care Fact Sheet.

If you are experiencing new and/or persisting symptoms speak to your neurologist or GP.

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​NEW Specialist Continence services