WHAT WE DO

Continence and Pelvic Health

Our continence and women's health physiotherapist specialises in the assessment and management of bladder, bowel and pelvic floor dysfunction in women, including the management of incontinence and pelvic organ prolapsed.


Allow us to help you empower yourself to improve your pelvic health and achieve your goals.

 

Services we provide:

  • Pelvic floor assessment and rehabilitation programs;

  • Bladder continence management;

  • Management of bladder urgency and difficulty emptying the bladder;

  • Pelvic organ management;

  • Pre and post operative rehabilitation programs for gynaecological and bladder surgery.

 

Comprehensive Assessment 
Our initial one (1) hour assessment allows us to take a thorough history to assess all factors that may be contributing to your problem. All assessments are conducted in a private and supportive environment with a Continence and Pelvic health physiotherapist who has undergone further training through the Australian Physiotherapy Association in the area. 
In cases where the condition relates to pelvic floor, bladder or pelvic pain in adults an internal vaginal may be advised to achieve an accurate diagnosis. This will be discussed with you during your appointment. However if you are NOT comfortable with this we have other methods of assessment.


Please be assured the physiotherapist will always respect your choice of assessment.

When booking an appointment for Continence or pelvic health conditions, please let the receptionist know so we can book the extended initial assessment time.

 

Management and Treatment
We believe it is really important that you understand your condition and all factors that may be contributing to your condition, and we take a holistic approach to develop a collaborative plan with you. We will liaise with your referring GP and or specialist to ensure your care in integrated.


Having a personalised exercise program for you based on your comprehensive assessment, is one of the most important aspects of managing pelvic health conditions. This includes pelvic floor muscle exercises.


Treatment may include the use of hands on physiotherapy techniques, used to improve mobility, reduce muscle tension, ease muscle pain and allow you to return to functional activities.

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