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As a woman, you have unique and individual healthcare needs, that change throughout your different life stages. That’s why we have a devoted women’s health physiotherapist team, here to help you be well and stay well.

How can physiotherapy help your condition?

Especially beneficial for women who are prenatal, postnatal, perimenopausal and menopausal, our women’s health physiotherapy treats a range of conditions, including those associated with urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic floor function.

Are you worried that laughing, coughing, sneezing or exercise might trigger involuntary urine leakage? You’re not alone, and the good news is we can develop a treatment plan to help you regain your bladder control.

Working closely with you, your GP or gynaecologist, we look at your medical history and assess your pelvic floor. This may include an internal exam (if indicated) and, dependent on your symptoms, we may also ask you to complete a 48-hour bladder diary, along with a range of other relevant tests.

Our women’s health physiotherapists then create a personalised program for you to follow both in the clinic and at home. The program is often centred around strengthening the pelvic floor muscles and training the bladder.

Pelvic organ prolapse can occur when pelvic floor muscles are weakened, causing the descent of the bladder, uterus or bowel into the vagina. Causing varying degrees of discomfort, pelvic organ prolapse symptoms include leg fatigue, lower back pain and a feeling of pelvic pressure.

Helping to reduce the severity of your symptoms, our qualified women’s health physiotherapists have the expertise to diagnose and treat a prolapse. This treatment may involve an internal examination, a pelvic floor strengthening exercise plan and the use of a pessary which is a small device inserted into the vagina to support the pelvic area.

During pregnancy, your stomach and pelvic floor muscles, along with your ligaments and joints adjust and stretch. As your baby grows and your hormones change, your posture and balance also shift. This can lead to pain in the lower back, hips and groin, as well as incontinence and prolapse problems.

Helping you to manage these changes, our pregnancy physiotherapists teach you a range of invaluable techniques and exercises [insert link to Clinical Pilates page]. We show you how to strengthen your pelvic muscles to support your growing baby and guide you in preparing your body for the rigours of childbirth.

We also focus on strengthening important muscles in your back, glutes and legs, helping your body accommodate the extra stresses of pregnancy and the incredible job it does in delivering your precious baby.

In the post-natal period, it’s common to feel pain and discomfort in your back, shoulders and neck. You may also be recovering from a caesarean, rectus diastasis (stomach muscle separation) or trauma to your pelvic floor.

Empathetic and caring, our women’s health physiotherapy assists in reducing pain, while also strengthening your body over the long-term.

How can exercise physiology help your condition?

Providing you with an individualised, safe and effective exercise program, our accredited exercise physiologists are here to help you improve your overall health. Drawing on the benefits of exercise, we help you manage conditions such as:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Osteoporosis and Osteopenia
  • Heart health, including heart attack recovery
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Menopause
  • Cancer and cancer treatment
  • A range of other issues that directly impact women.

Also important during and after pregnancy, we can design a safe and appropriate exercise program that will keep you fit and healthy. Our priority is always the wellbeing of your body, its capacity to recover and continued function over the long-term. This is why, rather than focusing on how fast you lose weight after pregnancy, we create a sustainable and nurturing exercise program, just for you. 

How to access our services

To make an appointment for your physiotherapy session, you can either call our team Tel: 07 3805 3223 or book online. You do not need a referral from your GP. Currently, we’re unable to provide mobile physio or exercise physiology services for our women’s health patients. However, we’d love to see you in the clinic or via a telehealth appointment.

For detailed information on how to best access our services, click HERE

Ready to learn more about how we can help improve your health, comfort and lifestyle?

Useful Resources:

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby

Supporting parents on the journey from pregnancy to pre-school, Pregnancy, Birth and Baby is a free resource provided by the Department of Health.

Jean Hailes For Women’s Health 

A national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving women’s health across Australia through every life stage.

Osteoporosis Australia 

A national not-for-profit organisation, Osteoporosis Australia is responsible for providing osteoporosis information to the Australian community, improving awareness about the disease and reducing bone fractures.

Meet our team

Julie-atkin

Julie Atkin

Senior Physiotherapist

Julie has a wealth of experience in sports physiotherapy, and a special interest in Women’s Health. Julie treats pelvic floor and continence disorders, prolapse, pregnancy and postnatal problems, and exercise in the child-bearing year – all perfectly supplemented by her Pilates experience.… Read More

Kerryn-ivers

Kerryn Ivers

Exercise Physiologist

With over six years of experience as an exercise physiologist, Kerryn loves helping people to improve their health so they can live their life to the fullest. Whether that be returning to sport, managing a chronic condition or simply being … Read More