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Care & advice during pregnancy, childbirth & beyond

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Women’s Health & Continence

This area of physiotherapy treats conditions specific to women during different life stages including  during and after pregnancy and menopause.

Our Senior Physiotherapist, Laura has experience in the management of stress and urge incontinence, pelvic pain, and pregnancy issues.  We use ‘Real Time Ultrasound’ to assess the pelvic floor muscles (we can see the how the muscles are working on a screen) this is a useful tool when managing continence issues and  helps us provide an appropriate management program.

Pregnancy Care

Changes to muscles, ligament and joints during and after pregnancy can affect the whole body. Our Physiotherapists can help you manage these changes by providing expert care and advice during pregnancy, childbirth and beyond including

  • Back & Neck pain during and after pregnancy

  • Pregnancy and post-natal exercise

  • Mastitis Treatment

 

 

Bladder Dysfunction


Stress Urinary Incontinence is a common problem and can occur at any age. Described as the leaking of urine when coughing, sneezing, lifting or performing any activity that puts stress on the pelvic floor.  An individualised pelvic floor exercise program and management of general fitness is effective in treating SUI in women of all ages.

Overactive Bladder or Urge Urinary Incontinence is described as a frequent and sudden urge to urinate that may be difficult to control and may result in the unintentional leakage of urine.

Physiotherapists can teach bladder calming techniques and strategies to retrain the bladder to reduce the symptoms of OAB.

Further information can be found at

https://choose.physio/your-lifestage/motherhood/pre-and-post-natal
 

Continence Foundation of Australia

Pelvic Floor First