Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

One in three women who have had a baby have experienced bladder leakage or weakness, and as many as 50% of women after menopause suffer from some level of prolapse, according to the Continence Foundation of Australia. Women’s health physiotherapy is an evidence-based treatment available to help manage these symptoms.

Pelvic floor and women’s health physiotherapy is the most recommended and evidence-based therapy available to treat pelvic floor, bladder and bowel dysfunction, leakage or weakness. Pelvic floor, continence and women’s health physiotherapy can help clients achieve better physical and mental health outcomes, and ultimately lead a more meaningful and fulfilled life.

We have physiotherapists with advanced training in pelvic floor and continence physiotherapy, they are registered physiotherapists and members of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, with memberships to The Continence Foundation of Australia and Women’s Health Training Associates.

Why pelvic floor physiotherapy?

Pelvic floor muscle training is the most recommended and evidence-based therapy available to treat pelvic floor, bladder and bowel problems. Dysfunction or weakness.
Like any other muscle group in the body, such as your biceps or hamstrings, the pelvic floor muscles can be trained, strengthened, lengthened and relaxed. By training the pelvic floor muscles that extend from your pubic bone at the front to your tailbone at the back, you improve the support for your pelvic organs, much the same as the water in the ocean supports and lifts a ship from underneath.

Our physiotherapists can help you get started with an individualised program to help your pelvic floor muscles improve.

Pelvic Health is broad, and affects people in many ways? What can we treat?

Physiotherapist Georgia Link has undergone further training within the areas of women’s’ perinatal health and is currently undergoing further training in the management of pelvic health and continence.

Georgia has skills in treating the following conditions:-

  • Antenatal and postnatal pilates
  • Antenatal and postnatal health
  • Pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain
  • Low back pain, pelvic girdle pain, buttock muscle pain, hip pain/stiffness, sacroiliac joint pain, pubic joint pain, sciatica, pelvic girdle instability
  • Pelvic floor and abdominal weakness
  • Core (abdominal muscle) weakness and pain
  • Abdominal muscle separation (DRAM)
  • Post-natal return to sport assessments and recommendations

Physiotherapist Jane Strachan is an APA titled member in Continence & Women’s Health. She works with all types of patients with bladder, bowel, prolapse and pain conditions related to the pelvis. Including men, women and children.

Jane has skills in treating the following conditions:-

  • Prolapse
  • Pessary assessments and fittings
  • Complex pelvic floor and incontinence
  • Prostatectomy and prostate care
  • Pelvic pain and bladder pain
  • Chronic pelvic pain conditions
  • Painful intercourse
  • Pre and post gynaecological surgery
  • Pre and post prostatectomy rehabilitation
  • Vulva/vestibulodynia/Vaginismus
  • Children’s bedwetting and day-wetting

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