Continence and Women's Health Physiotherapy 

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Are you pregnant, have recently had a baby, or suffer from incontinence?

Don't suffer in silence!

1 in 2 people do not know how to do their pelvic floor exercises correctly, but Physiotherapy can help you!

 

It is common to experience pain or weakness while pregnant or after giving birth, which can sometimes lead to incontinence or result in delayed return to exercise or pre-pregnancy activities.

​DID YOU KNOW?

  • Pelvic floor dysfunction and incontinence is very common to experience while pregnant or after giving birth

  • It is NOT normal though - you shouldn't have to "just put up with it"

  • Only 55% of people perform pelvic floor exercises correctly. This increases to 76% with correct assessment and feedback.

 

Physiotherapy plays an important role in assessing your pelvic floor muscles using Real-Time Ultrasound technology. This is a non-invasive way to ensure your pelvic floor muscles are working the way they should and this can be used to implement a tailored, specific program to address your needs.

PHYSIOTHERAPY DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Includes a thorough assessment of your current problem/pain

  • Review of your current activity levels

  • Prescription of pregnancy-appropriate exercises (and advice on how to tailor any previous physical activity to your current needs)

  • Pelvic floor muscle assessment (using Real-Time Ultrasound)

  • Exercises for pelvic floor muscles

  • Supervised exercise classes

  • Recommendations and fitting of SRC Pregnancy compression garments and/or pregnancy belts

​PHYSIOTHERAPY AFTER BIRTH:

Physiotherapy is essential – and is most beneficial within the first six weeks after your birth.

  • Includes a thorough assessment of your current problem/pain – including identification of risk factors for pelvic floor issues

  • Review of your current activity levels

  • Advice and recommendations for safely returning to exercise

  • Assessment of abdominal muscle separation

  • Treatment for mastitis/breast engorgement

  • Pelvic floor muscle assessment and strengthening program (using Real-Time Ultrasound)

  • Tailored exercise prescription

  • SRC Recovery compression garments

  • Achieve your goals!!

What if I suffer from incontinence, but I haven’t had a baby?


Physiotherapy helps! Incontinence can affect anyone – male or female, at any stage of life. Common causes of incontinence may include:

  • Surgery – including prostate surgeries, bowel or bladder cancers, hysterectomies

  • Menopause – due to changes in hormone levels which affect your pelvic floor muscles

  • Respiratory issues – including chronic cough

  • Not using your pelvic floor muscles regularly – this will cause the muscles to weaken

Don’t let incontinence stop you doing the things you love!

Bok a Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapy appointment.

For more information on how a Continence and Women's Health physiotherapy appointment can help you, please call Casey on 08 6162 2616 or email casey@wahealthgroup.com.au

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