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Jun 6, 2018

St Judes celebrates 25 years - Friday 8th June

What a busy birthday for St Judes - the day flew by as has the last 25 years!

Our invite on Friday to help us celebrate this milestone was taken up by a steady stream of visitors.  Old faces along with some new ones helped us reminisce over tea and cake and some even brought us gifts and cards, which was very kind.  From those who couldn't make it, we received plenty of good wishes by email and post.   We had an enjoyable and memorable day and thank you to all who made it special.

A few pictures and comments from the day:

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Apr 10, 2018

Taking a break from her Easter Pilates class, Moira had time to catch up with Mr David Gordon, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Spire Hospital, Harpenden, who specialises in foot and ankle conditions.  

David Gordon

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Mar 28, 2018

Jo Dyson, our Women’s Health Physiotherapist at St Judes Clinic, is jointly running another pelvic floor and core health workshop after her previous event was a sell-out. Jo will be running the fun and informative evening suitable for all women, whatever stage in life, on Tuesday April 3, from 7.30 pm – 9 pm at The Studio, 3 Boss Avenue, Leighton Buzzard.

Feb 21, 2018

To help launch the extension of our Women's Health Service, Moira gave a talk to a panel of Women Institute members on 10th February.  She spoke about this new service and also on subjects such as back care, Pilates and osteoporosis.  Moira was made very welcome and her talk was well received and she has been accepted as an approved speaker for the WI groups.

Moira talks to the WI at their head office in Bedford Feb 2018

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Feb 9, 2018

As part of our Women’s Health Week, Moira D’Arcy and Jo Dyson, Women’s Health Physiotherapists from St Judes Clinic, offered free confidential 10-minute advice chats at the clinic and on the telephone.  

Often seen as something embarrassing, as many as 1 in 3 women experience some form of women’s health problem during their lifetime.  Urinary or stress incontinence, leaking urine whilst coughing, sneezing or exercising or having to go to the toilet often or suddenly, has a major impact on quality of life.  Women are avoiding the issue and adjusting their lifestyles - some dress differently to hide the problem, others said it affected their activity levels, sex lives or were unwilling to go to places without toilets.  Many women are so embarrassed that they take up to 10 years to report the problem to their GP, unaware that specialist physiotherapy can help.

A thorough assessment by a Women’s Health Physiotherapist is the first step towards successful treatment – they are experts in their field and have the specialist skills needed to treat these problems.  There are various treatment options available, ranging from simple lifestyle changes such as advice on bladder and bowel habits, diet and fluid intake to pelvic floor exercises, Pilates and electrotherapy.  Getting specialist help can be life-changing - women can go about their daily lives without having to worry about bladder problems.  They can also gain confidence and self esteem, get back into exercise, help to prevent back pain and sleep better. 

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