Women’s Health

Physiotherapists specializing in Women’s Health have a special interest in treating women’s health related issues such as incontinence, pelvic floor muscle weakness.
 
If you suffer from the any of the below, we can help:
 
Prolapse (Bladder, Bowel and/or Uterus)
Prolapse is a very common condition especially in women who have had children.  A feeling of heaviness or dragging in the vagina or lower, feeling or seeing a lump in the vagina, is symptoms you can experience.  Prolapse can be successfully treated by improving the strength of the pelvic floor muscles under the guidance of your Physiotherapist.
 
Bowel Issues (Incontinence or constipation)
Constipation is a very common problem and is also one of the main contributors to pelvic floor weakness and/or prolapse.  Both Constipation and Incontinence can be successfully treated by a Women’s Health Physiotherapist.
 
Pelvic floor muscle weakness
Pregnancy, childbirth and menopause can all weaken the pelvic floor muscles.  Our Physiotherapist can assess your pelvic floor muscle strength and give you exercises to improve your muscle strength.  With these exercises you will improve your muscle strength to get these muscles to functioning at their best.
 
Urinary incontinence and overactive bladder
Incontinence – one in three women will suffer from incontinence (bladder weakness) during their lifetime.  Your Women’s Health Physiotherapist can successfully help with this common and embarrassing condition.  
 
If you feel the need to pass urine frequently and urgently, can be a symptom of an overactive bladder.  When you do not make it” in time can result in urinary leakage.  Physiotherapy has also been proven to help with overactive bladder symptoms.
 
Blocked Milk Ducts/Mastitis in Breastfeeding Mothers
Treatment can resolve these painful conditions quickly and also help with positioning to ensure drainage in the ducts.  Treatment consists of using ultrasound and drainage techniques for blocked ducts and mastitis in breastfeeding mothers.
 
Other Women’s Health Issues our Physiotherapist can assist with:
 
  • Wrist pain including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Varicose Veins
  • Exercise in High Risk Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy related lower back, pelvic and pubic symphysis pain
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Haemorrhoids