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 

  • are menopausal 

  • lift heavy objects often 

  • suffer from constipation

  • are overweight 

  • cough frequently

  • 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

  • Rehabilitation program

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. 

Our fees

Women’s Health Initial Physio Consultation (60mins): $158
Follow-up Physio Consultations (40mins): $100


Where are we located?

Our Physiotherapy Clinic is located in the heart of Sutherland at:

Shop 1/728 Old Princes Highway

Sutherland NSW 2232

Parking is available out the front of the clinic in the council carpark.

We also have wheelchair access at the rear access of our clinic. If this is required, please let our receptionists know prior to your appointment.