Women

Our Pelvic floor and Continence physiotherapists have postgraduate qualifications and exceptional knowledge in the treatment of women. We provide assessment and individualised treatment for a variety of conditions including;

  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Bladder urgency and frequency
  • Urge urinary incontinence
  • Bowel incontinence
  • Constipation/obstructed defaecation
  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation after having a baby
  • Prolapse
  • Preparations for and recovery after surgery(urogenital, gynaecological, colo-rectal)
  • Sexual, vaginal & vulval painassociated with sexual intimacy, birth, after surgery or other causes such as endometriosis or irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Coccyx pain
  • Bladder pain

Some of the management strategies our Women’s Health physiotherapists use include;

  • Teach you how to use your pelvic floor muscles correctly
  • Give individualised pelvic floor muscle exercise programs
  • A clinical pilates program to help bridge the gap between pelvic floor exercises and day to day pelvic floor function
  • Discuss lifestyle changes to help you manage the problem
  • Look at how diet and fluid intake may be influencing your problem
  • Adjunctive therapies such as electrical stimulation and biofeedback for optimization of pelvic floor muscle exercise programs
  • Pessary fittings and prescription for prolapse
  • Bladder retraining for overactive bladder
  • Biopsychosocial approach to pelvic pain

Benefits of treatment include;

  • Improved continence
  • More choice of lifestyle options eg. Running
  • Pain free sex
  • Improved bladder/bowel function
  • Better quality of life

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding how Women’s Health Physiotherapy can help you.  To make an appointment you can book online, give us a call or send us an email.