Women's Health

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DON’T PUT UP WITH SOMETHING YOU CAN CHANGE!

DID YOU KNOW?

In Australia 4.8 million people suffer from incontinence with 70% of these being women. You are not alone!!

Bladder and bowel problems are not just a symptom of old age. A recent study (Singh et al, 2013) of 18-20 year old women showed that:

  • 9% were getting up at night more than once

  • 5% had urinary urgency

  • 6% had daytime frequency

  • 8% had stress urinary incontinence.

SO WHAT IS A WOMEN'S HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPIST:

Our Women's Health Physiotherapist has a specific interest in the management and treatment of Women's health conditions.

Our Women's Health Physiotherapist has undertaken specialised training through the Womens Health Training Association, tailored specifically to help all sorts of conditions experienced by women of all ages.




SO WHAT DOES A WOMEN'S HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPIST TREAT?

  • Pelvic floor dysfunction

  • Urinary incontinence (including stress, urge and mixed incontinence)

  • Pelvic organ prolapse

  • Pregnancy-related musculoskeletal conditions

  • Rectus Diastasis

  • Exercise in Pregnancy.

  • Pre and post-natal care

  • Overactive bladder

  • Bowel incontinence and constipation

  • Pain with urinating or passing a bowel motion

  • Nocturia (waking during the night to go to the toilet)



PREGANCY RELATED CONDITIONS:

Prenatal - Whether you're currently pregnant or planning to start soon, we offer exercises and education tailored to prepare you for birth, prevent postpartum pelvic floor issues and manage back and pelvic pain.

Postpartum - If you've already had your little bub arrive and you're thinking perhaps something doesn't feel right, or you just want to check up on the current state of your pelvic floor - we can help. We also educate and treat many different pregnancy-related conditions such as; diastasis recti, incontinence and prolapse among many others.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR CONSULTATION?

  • The initial assessment is conducted in a private room with knowledgeable, experienced Continence and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist

  • Initial assessments are approximately 1 hour, which includes a thorough verbal history and physical examination (external/internal) at the consent of the women.

  • At the initial appointment education and a specifically tailored treatment plan will be given to improve your condition and help achieve your goals.

  • Follow-up consultations are 30-60 minutes depending on your condition

  • Regular reassessment of your condition

  • Follow-up communication with the referral sources