Women’s Health Physiotherapy
Women’s Health physiotherapy is an emerging field of physiotherapy, becoming increasingly popular and vital for the health of woman-specific issues, such as Pelvic Floor dysfunction, Pre & post Natal care, incontinence issues and pelvic area pain associated with hormonal changes like those experience during Menopause. Being located within Medical Centres, MediPhysio is the ideal location to ensure your General Practitioner is informed on your issues, and the means you are taking to treat these.
According to the Continence Foundation of Australia:
- over 5 millions Australians experience bladder/bowel problems
- urinary incontinence affects up to 37% of Australian Women (Australian Institute of Health & Welfare report, 2006)
- faecal incontinence affects up to 12.9% of Australian Women (Australian Institute of Health & Welfare report, 2006), with 1 in 4 experiencing this during late pregnancy and 1 in 5 still suffering 12 months after birth
- 70% of people with urinary leakage do not seek advice and treatment of the problem (Millard, 1998: The Prevalence of urinary incontinence in Australia)
- 37% of pregnant women report urinary incontinence, and up to 47% are still affected 6 months post-birth
With such issues being a very sensitive topic of conversation for many females, we at MediPhysio handle your specific issue with the most care and professionalism. Our Women’s Health physiotherapist can help with many issues, including (but not limited to):
- pain and dysfunction during and post pregnancy (lower back pain, tailbone pain, abdominal muscle separation/Diastasis Recti)
- pelvic floor dysfunction
- incontinence and constipation
- vaginal prolapse
- pelvic pain
- pain during sex
- Mastitis and blocking of milk ducts
- menopause issues
- rehabilitation post surgery (Hysterectomy)
If you experience any of the issues listed above, please know you’re not alone and we, at MediPhysio, are here to help, reassure and educate.
In some (but not all) cases, the physical examination of your issue may require internal vaginal assessment, to ensure accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment planning, individualized for your specific problem.
Please know that a doctor’s referral for an Initial Consultation is not required, but we may communicate directly with your General Practitioner to ensure they are informed of your issue, and that a holistic approach is taken.