Women’s health physiotherapy involves providing specialised assessments and treatment for a variety of conditions throughout the life of a woman.
From adolescent women’s issues to older age we can assist you with assessments, treatment and advice or refer you for specialist care if appropriate.
We have specialised exercise classes for antenatal and postnatal care utilizing Pilates equipment (Reformer, Trap table and Wunda chair) and Matwork.
Our classes are run by qualified physiotherapists with Clinical Pilates training through the Pilates Institute of Queensland. Their expertise ensures that they make adjustments to your exercises to keep you and your baby safe throughout the pregnancy.
Ante-Natal Physiotherapy and exercise
Keeping fit and strong, with safe exercise during pregnancy will
- minimise back pain and general body aches
- enhance your preparation for childbirth
- enhance your post- natal recovery
Join our Ante-natal group exercise classes or see us for one-on-one sessions
- Group Reformer and other large equipment (Trap table, Wunda chair)
- Matwork classes
If your life schedule doesn’t fit with these you can attend our general group classes on Pilates equipment with a program that we design specific to your needs and change as you advance in your pregnancy.
Antenatal pain and pregnancy related conditions
We love helping mothers prepare themselves for labour and childbirth.
- Many women experience musculoskeletal pain during pregnancy. See our experienced physiotherapists for the management of back pain, thoracic and neck pain, sacroiliac and pubic pain
Gestational diabetes is another complication of pregnancy. We can assist with exercise management of this condition.
Post Natal physiotherapy exercise classes – utilising Matwork and Pilates Equipment.
These classes are run by our physiotherapists with safe exercises that enhance your recovery.
We have exercise classes for
- Mums and bubs
- Mums only
What to bring
- Baby in a capsule or pram / or leave them home with a carer
- Water bottle
More detail about post-natal recovery
Seeing our physiotherapy staff for assessment and treatment will enhance your recovery after birth
Stage 1 – if you are keen for an early return to sport you need good advice
Pelvic floor assessment – 3 week post birth
At this consultation our physiotherapists will assess:-
- Rectus abdominal muscle separation, and use real time ultrasound to externally check your pelvic floor activation patterns.
- Check TA function. (transverse abdominis muscle)
- Check breathing patterns.
Your postnatal exercise program starts here.
After this assessment you can then commence
3-4 weeks of Matwork Pilates with our women’s health physio to recover and strengthen.
Stage 2 – most women start their exercise programs at 6 weeks
At 6-8 weeks – Post natal assessment
More detailed pelvic floor assessment which can include pelvic floor internal examination
Higher level post-natal exercises and moving onto the Pilates large equipment- Reformer, Trap table and Wunda chair
Our goal is to progressively assist your return to your previous exercise level by assisting you to strengthen and develop control while moving
Return to sport review
For the high impact sports woman eg runner
- Impact assessment
- Pelvic floor assessment
- Functional assessment
- Return to sport advice
We have hands on treatment for post-natal recovery
Hands on physiotherapy treatment and advice including
- Managing musculoskeletal conditions with hands on treatment – back pain, neck pain, pelvic pain
- Postpartum recovery
- Return to sport reviews
- Treating incontinence
- Treating pelvic organ prolapse
- Rectus diastasis assessment (abdominal separation)
Did you know that, combined with antibiotics treatment from your doctor, that ultrasound will help break up the blockages in your milk ducts and relieve the pressure and pain of mastitis. We are happy to see you for this treatment.
If you are not able to get to us we also do home visits in the areas local to our physio practices at Bulimba and Ascot.
Other Women’s health conditions
Pelvic Floor Support
This can occur at many stages of a woman’s life.
- Urinary & faecal Incontinence
- Stress urinary incontinence
- Overactive bladder, bladder pain syndrome and urge urinary incontinence
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Pelvic Pain
- Pain from Intercourse
- Coccyx Pain
- Pessary fitting and management
See our physiotherapy staff for assistance
- Painful sex-Pelvic pain and pain with intercourse (including endometriosis, adenomyosis, vaginismus, dyspareunia & vulvodynia)
- Coccyx pain (coccydynia)