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Women’s & Men’s Health Physiotherapy

Women’s & Men’s Health

Take control of your pelvic health

Women’s and Men’s Health Physiotherapy focuses on pelvic health. A highly specialised area of physiotherapy, this encompasses a range of pelvic floor conditions including bladder and bowel incontinence, prolapse, pelvic pain and pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain.

What is Women’s Health Physiotherapy?

Women’s Health Physiotherapy is a branch of physiotherapy that deals with women’s health concerns through the stages of early adulthood from pregnancy and childbirth through to menopause and beyond. Treating the pelvic floor and its related conditions such as bladder and bowel dysfunction is an integral part of this.

For many women, conditions such as prolapse and incontinence first occur during pregnancy, after childbirth, or with the onset of menopause. A trained Women’s Health Physiotherapist can assist with early prevention and management of your symptoms.

Conditions It Can Assist With

If you are suffering from any of the following conditions, our Women’s Health Physiotherapist may be able to assist:

  • Pregnancy-related pelvic joint pain
  • Diastasis recti – separation of the abdominal muscles during pregnancy/childbirth
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Pelvic pain
  • Dyspareunia – painful intercourse
  • Overactive pelvic floor
  • Bladder symptoms – frequency, urgency, urgency incontinence
  • Urinary stress incontinence – urine loss with everyday actions such as coughing, sneezing, laughing and exercise
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Faecal urgency and incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Disorders of bowel evacuation

Additional services available include Prenatal Physiotherapy Screening and Postnatal Physiotherapy Assessment.

What is Men’s Health Physiotherapy?

Men’s Health Physiotherapy is a branch of physiotherapy that deals specifically with men’s health conditions, usually related to the pelvic floor.

Conditions It Can Assist With

Don’t suffer in silence. Our Men’s Health Physiotherapist can assist with the following:

  • Pre-operative assessment and advice prior to Prostatectomy
  • Post prostatectomy incontinence
  • Urinary tract symptoms due to enlarged prostate
  • Constipation and bowel evacuation disorders
  • Chronic pelvic pain

Techniques Used by Our Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Depending on the patient, our Women’s and Men’s Health Physiotherapist may use a combination of techniques, including:

  • Pelvic floor muscle training
  • Down-training for overactive pelvic floor muscles
  • Bladder retraining
  • Prescription of abdominal support garments for the perinatal period
  • Prescription of pelvic girdle belts and supports
  • Advice for prolapse management
  • Biofeedback for bowel evacuation retraining
  • Pelvic floor-safe exercise prescription
  • Core muscle training
  • Real Time Ultrasound for visual biofeedback

For more information on what to expect and what to bring to your first appointment, please visit our FAQ page.

Want to improve your pelvic health and quality of life? Book an appointment with our Women’s & Men’s Health Physio today!