WOMEN’S HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPY
Active pelvic floor muscles are very important to women and if poorly controlled, can lead to prolapse and loss of bladder or bowel control.
Physiotherapists TRAINED in continence management can assess your pelvic floor muscles and help you to regain control if necessary.
Australian Physiotherapy Association
Signs of poorly controlled pelvic floor muscles:
leaking urine when sneezing, coughing, running, and laughing (or other sudden actions)
not getting to the toilet in time
tampons don’t stay in place
vaginal or anal wind (flatus) when bending and lifting
bulging felt at the vaginal opening (prolapse)
difficulty emptying the bowel completely
You need special attention if you:
are pregnant or a new mother
lift heavy objects often
suffer from constipation
have low backache
go to the toilet often to pass small amounts of urine
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms and need to regain control of your pelvic floor muscles, it is important that you have your condition assessed by a physiotherapist.
What to expect
One-to-one personal consultation for 60-minutes
No juggling of multiple clients, our attention is on getting you back to your best!
Detailed history and physical examination, including daily fluid intake, bladder function day and night, bowel and toileting habits, pelvic pain and sexual symptoms, gynaecological history, medical history, obstetric history (if you have had kids)
Internal vaginal examination (with your consent) to properly assess your pelvic floor function. This not only allows the physiotherapist to gain crucial information regarding the pelvic floor it also provides feedback for the patient on correct pelvic floor activation.
Treatment plan to achieve your goals
What to wear
Please wear (or bring) comfortable clothing like a singlet and shorts.
Private health rebates
We have on the spot health fund claiming, so a portion of your consultation will be rebated to you, depending on your personal insurance cover. Remember to bring your card on the day.
Women’s Health Initial Physio Consultation (60mins): $132
Follow-up Physio Consultations (40mins): $88