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Nahon, Dr Irmina


Assistant Professor, Clinical Education Coordinator
Faculty of Health

Bldg, Floor & Room: 12, D54
Telephone: (02) 6201 2161
Facsimile: (02) 6201 5727


Irmina is Assistant Professor, Clinical Education Coordination at the University of Canberra and works as a pelvic floor physiotherapist with ACT Health. She is an active member of the Continence Foundation of Australia, and the Australian Physiotherapy Association's Continence and Women's Health group. Irmina is very passionate about continence promotion, as well as research into the assessment and management of incontinence.

Areas of Teaching

  • Main role: Clinical education coordinator for Physiotherapy
  • Teaching in Electro Physical Agents, and Health Professional Practice 1

Research Interests

  • Continence and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

Qualifications Obtained

  • 2011, PhD awarded entitled “Assessment and Management of Male Urinary Incontinence”  University of Sydney 
  • 2003, Master of Physiotherapy, University of South Australia 
  • 2000, Post Graduate Certificate in Continence and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy, Melbourne University 
  • 1991, Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Physiotherapy), University of Sydney 

Recent Publications

  • Nahon, I., G. Waddington, et al. (2011). "Assessing muscle function of the male pelvic floor using real time ultrasound." Neurourology and Urodynamics 30(7): 1329-1332.
  • Nahon, I., G. Waddington, et al. (2011). "The History of Urologic Surgery: From Reeds to Robotics." Urologic Nursing 31(3): 173-180.
  • Nahon, I., G. Waddington, et al. (2011). "Juniper berries, prayer, and pelvic floor exercises: managing male incontinence across the ages." Australian & New Zealand Continence Journal 17(3): 87 - 91.
  • Nahon, I., G. S. Waddington, et al. (2009). "Assessment and Conservative Management of Post-prostatectomy Incontinence after Radical Prostatectomy." Australian and New Zealand Continence Journal, The 15(3): 70-77.
  • Nahon, I., G. Dorey, et al. (2009). "Perceived bladder management in older men: a normative assessment." Continence UK 3(2): 19 - 24.
  • Nahon, I., G. Dorey, et al. (2009). "Perceptions of Embarrassment for Men with and without Urinary Incontinence." Urologic Nursing 29(3): 164-170.
  • Nahon, I. (2008). "A reference tool for continence physiotherapists." Australian Journal of Physiotherapy 54(2): 148.
  • Nahon, I. (2006). "How wet is too wet?" Australian and New Zealand Continence Journal 12(4): 100.
  • Nahon, I., G. Dorey, et al. (2006). "Systematic review of the treatment of post-prostatectomy incontinence." Urologic Nursing 26(6): 461-82.