Women's Health Physiotherapy
Women’s Health Physiotherapy is a specialised area of physiotherapy, which addresses problems specific to women such as issues that arise during pregnancy, after birth and due to menopause. All treatments are provided in a private and supportive environment by a specialised physiotherapist who will understand your problem.
At Beechboro Physiotherapy we offer individual treatments for:
- Pregnancy and postnatal back and neck pain
- Abdominal and pelvic floor exercises for recovery from birth
- Painful episiotomy scar tissue
- Postnatal recovery for 3 rd and 4 th degree tears, rectus diastasis and perineal pain.
- Over active bladder
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Pelvic pain
- Urethral syndrome (pain and persistent irritation around the urethra)
- Painful sexual intercourse
- Vaginal pain
- Vulvodynia (persistent pain in the vaginal/vulval area)
Physiotherapy for pelvic floor dysfunction is a niche area of physical rehabilitation, which involves the treatment of bladder and bowel control issues, sexual pain disorders, prolapse, pregnancy-related musculoskeletal issues and chronic pelvic pain. Continence and Women’s Health, as well as pelvic floor therapy, is for both men and women.
If you experience any of the following our Physiotherapists could help you:
- Leakage of urine when sneezing, coughing, exercising.
- Urgency or rushing to the toilet, with or without leaking.
- Frequent urination.
- Difficulty initiating urination.
- Problems emptying the bladder completely.
At Beechboro Physiotherapy our physiotherapists have specific postgraduate training in the area of Continence and Women’s health. We are experienced in treating a wide range of women’s health-related conditions.
Our services can assist men’s pelvic floor dysfunction. We also undertake pre and post-operative prostate education and male pelvic floor assessments.
Assessment and Follow Up
The initial pelvic floor consultation takes approximately 40 minutes to one hour depending on the nature of your condition. The follow-up consultation usually takes 30 minutes. We encourage you to make regular review appointments to see how your condition is going and to ensure life-time management of your condition.
The initial consultation involves extensive education regarding the bladder, bowel and pelvic floor. Real time ultrasound may be used for imaging of the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles to give information on strength, endurance and control of these muscles. An internal examination (only for adult patients who provide informed consent) is offered to give the patient feedback on the condition of their pelvic floor muscles. You will be given a home program. A re-assessment and review of symptoms will occur at the follow-up appointments.
Caitlin also has a musculo-skeletal background which means she can treat orthopaedic conditions, joint and muscle pain for all parts of the body.