Women may face a range of complex health issues throughout different life stages. Some associated with pregnancy and the child bearing years, ongoing post-partum incontinence issues, breast cancer management & rehabilitation and a general decline in strength with age.
Many women assume that they must live with these conditions or that there is nothing that can be done to improve their quality of life, however this is not the case
Some of the issues that we can offer assessment & treatment of include;
- Pelvic floor muscle assessment and muscle retraining
- Treatment of prolapse and incontinence
- Treatment of overactive bladder
- Assessment and treatment of pregnancy related pelvis & back pain
- Exercise during pregnancy including general exercise or gestational diabetes management
- Birth related trauma
- Assessment & treatment for returning to exercise post-partum
- Ultrasound for the management of mastitis & blocked milk ducts
- Post mastectomy and breast cancer treatment rehabilitation
- General strength & conditioning for healthy ageing for women
- Pilates classes
We have specifically trained Women’s Health Physiotherapists who can provide a thorough assessment and an in-depth discussion about the most effective way to manage and treat these specific health issues.
Initial assessments are conducted in a private and safe environment by female Physiotherapists and take up to 60 minutes.
Diagnosis & treatment plans are designed in line with the latest evidence based practice and a delivered with a model of returning to full function and quality of life whether that be returning to exercise post partum or managing stress incontinence later in life.
Treatment to achieve these goals may include exercises to retrain or repair muscle strength & coordination, ultrasound for patient biofeedback, massage, Pilates or other specific rehabilitation activities.
If you think we can help you please get in touch
East Gosford Pelvic Floor Control and Confidence Program
Pelvic organ prolapse is likely to get worse with age as the support of the pelvic organs will begin to sag, this can contribute to incontinence.
Physiotherapy can provide exercise, advice & education to increase support of organs, reduce downward strain and provide tips for symptom management.
EXERCISE IN PREGNANY IS BENEFICIAL FOR THE MUM
Exercise in pregnancy has been shown to benefit most women and help manage pregnancy related conditions such as gestational diabetes, back & pelvic pain and incontinence control
1/3 WOMEN WHO HAVE EVER HAD A BABY WET THEMSELVES
This may be due to pelvic organ prolapse, low pelvic floor muscle tone or poor pelvic floor muscle coordination and control
- Effective functional retraining of the pelvic floor involves more than just a ‘squeeze’.
We apply principles of exercise & muscle retraining to ensure coordinated & controlled pelvic floor muscle contractions which can be applied to everyday life.
ANY WOMAN WITH WEAKNESS OR DAMAGE TO THE PELVIC FLOOR IS AT RISK OF PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE
Women who have given birth
Women with a history of heavy lifting
Women with a history of high impact exercise e.g running
Women with chronic respiratory or constipation problems