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Dr.Janet Chase

D.Physio,Post Grad.Cert.Physio (Continence and Pelvic Floor)

Continence Physiotherapy

clinical interests

• Constipation / faecal retention
• Faecal incontinence (previously called encopresis) or soiling
• Failure to toilet train for either bowel or bladder
• Day wetting, urinary urgency, recurrent urinary tract infections
• Bed wetting – primary or secondary, refractory to treatment
• Children with both developmental and continence problems


Janet Chase is a physiotherapist whose chosen area of practice for over 30 years has been the treatment of incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction in women, men and children, but now chooses to see only paediatric patients, and is committed to advancing the continence care of children. She has a strong interest in continence education and was one of the three-person committee that wrote the curriculum and set up the postgraduate course for physiotherapists at the University of Melbourne which now attracts interstate and international students. She teaches medical students, post-graduate physiotherapy and multi-disciplinary audiences interstate and internationally.

Janet has been active in the Continence Foundation of Australia (CFA) since it was established and served on the Australian Government National Continence Management Strategy Advisory Committee. She is currently chair-person of the CFA Paediatric Advisory Sub-committee, and a Director of CFA. Having just completed 8 years as a Board member of the International Children’s Continence Society, she is now the Australian and New Zealand regional representative of that Society. She has completed her Doctor of Physiotherapy.

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