Women's Health

Do you worry when you laugh or cough? Do you plan trips around access to toilets? Do you get an uncontrollable urge to use the bathroom?

Studies indicate that more than 1/3 of women at some stage live with bladder control problems. This can occur at any stage through the lifespan, regardless of age.

Continence and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is a highly specialised field of physiotherapy. We provide a friendly, comfortable and professional treatment environment, where an extensive and confidential assessment can be completed by our post-graduate qualified female physiotherapist. An accurate diagnosis is the key to providing an effective tailored treatment programme for your specific condition.

Commonly treated disorders include:

  • Overactive bladder symptoms
  • Stress & Urge urinary incontinence
  • Mixed incontinence
  • Prolapse: cystocele, rectocele, uterine prolapse
  • Vaginismuses / Anismus
  • Vaginal, Vulvar pain / Vulvodynia or Sexual pain
  • Rectal pain
  • Defecation difficulties and fecal incontinence
  • Antenatal and post-natal care
  • All aspects of pregnancy, exercise, gestational diabetes, common M/S issues during and after pregnancy (such as pelvic, SIJ, low back pain and sciatica)

Treatment can include pelvic floor muscle training, muscle stimulation, lifestyle modification (if necessary) and education. The key to success is understanding your condition, having close instruction to master your exercise technique and steadily advancing your progress until your symptoms reduce.

Biofeedback machines and/or muscle stimulation can also be used to assist in the retraining of the pelvic floor. This assists our patients strengthen weak muscles, helps patients complete a correct contraction and is valuable for those who suffer from overactive bladder symptoms

We also provide expert advice during and after pregnancy regarding exercise, sexual activity, correct feeding and lifting techniques and pain management.

DON’T SUFFER IN SILENCE – TAKE CONTROL

Remember, you are not alone - common pelvic floor disorders are suffered in silence by many.

Some other common causes of pelvic floor muscle weakness are:

  • Childbirth – particularly following delivery of a large baby or prolonged pushing during delivery, fast delivery, emergency delivery
  • Being overweight.
  • Constipation (excessive straining to empty your bowel).
  • Persistent heavy lifting.
  • Excessive coughing – causing repetitive straining.
  • Changes in hormonal levels at menopause.
  • Growing older.

Please phone our friendly reception staff at PHYSIO PLACE on (07) 5523 9994 and mention you would like an appointment for womens health or a pelvic disorder. Simply book in for an accurate diagnosis and an effective tailored treatment programme for your specific condition.