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At WA Health Group we have a team of experienced Physiotherapists specialising in women's health.


If you have any of the following issues our team can help:


  • Women’s Pelvic Health Consultation

  • Bowel Problems

  • Pelvic Pain

  • Painful Sex | Dyspareunia

  • Vaginal Bulging

  • Prolapse

  • Scar Tissue | Tight/Painful

  • Vaginismus

  • Vulvar Vestibulitis


  • Exercise Advice & Support

  • Bowel Problems

  • Abdominal Muscle Support

  • Vaginal Heaviness/Prolapse

  • Bladder Issues

  • Haemorrhoids

  • Carpal Tunnel

  • Pelvic Floor

  • Sacral Pain, Pelvic Pain, Groin Pain


  • Postnatal Check Ups

  • Sexual Pain / Dyspareunia

  • Cracked Nipples | Painful/Grazed

  • Mastitis/Breast Care/Breast Feeding

  • Vaginal Birth Recovery Plans

  • Caesarean Birth Recovery Plans

  • Bowel & Bladder Issues

  • Abdominal Muscle Recovery | Diastasis Recti

  • Vaginal Heaviness/Prolapse

  • Mums & Bubs Postnatal Recovery Classes

Casey Womens Health Physio Canning Vale

Casey Melville

APA Titled Continence and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

"Hi, I'm Casey and I am a Continence and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist here at WA Health Group. I enjoy working with individuals through all stages of life who may be suffering from continence and pelvic health issues. I'd love to see how Physiotherapy can help you".


To make an appointment, give us a call on 6162 2616 or book online.

Pelvic Helth


Continence and Pelvic Health Physiotherapists are highly trained with an extended scope of practice in the management of pelvic health disorders, such as incontinence and pelvic pain. We work with men, women and children for a multitude of conditions affecting the pelvic organs, muscles and connective tissues, and provide physiotherapy treatment for:

  • Pregnancy-related concerns, such as lower back pain, pelvic girdle pain, incontinence and exercise prescription and advice for a healthy pregnancy

  • The post-partum period; including perineal care, breastfeeding issues including blocked ducts and mastitis, the all-important six-week post-partum physiotherapy check up, pelvic floor muscle assessments, management of incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse, assessment and management of abdominal muscle separation, and treatment of aches and pains associated with caring for a new bub 

  • Peri and post-menopausal issues, including the management of genitourinary symptoms of menopause, hot flushes and osteoporosis

  • Pelvic floor muscle concerns including incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and pain

  • Bladder and bowel issues, such as increased urgency and frequency, overactive bladder, constipation and diarrhoea

  • Persistent pelvic pain & associated sexual dysfunction, which may include endometriosis, dyspareunia (pain with sexual intercourse), provoked vulvodynia/vestibulodynia and concerns around arousal and desire

  • Post-operative pelvic rehabilitation, particularly following gynaecological or urological surgeries (hysterectomies or prostatectomies) or following pelvic radiation treatment. 


Current research supports the choice of conservative treatment strategies over invasive surgical procedures in the management of most pelvic health complaints, and physiotherapy can often lead to resolution, or significant improvements in your symptoms. If you have concerns regarding your pelvic health, an appointment with a Continence and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist will involve:

  • Thorough and detailed questioning of your history to identify the onset of your symptoms and the likely contributing factors which have led to your concerns. This often includes a screening of your general health and lifestyle, any relevant childbirth history, hormonal status, bladder and bowel function and sexual function.

  • Assessment of your pelvic health - this may involve one or a combination of different approaches. Common assessment procedures used include real-time ultrasound of your bladder and pelvic floor muscles (non-invasive), internal vaginal examinations (invasive with verbal and written informed consent obtained prior to assessment). 

  • Real-time ultrasound assesses your current bladder volume which is useful for bladder-related symptoms such as overactive bladder or incomplete bladder emptying, and gives visual feedback regarding your ability to activate your pelvic floor muscles correctly. 

  • An internal vaginal examination gives more information regarding the presence of pelvic organ prolapse and more detailed information regarding the function of your pelvic floor muscles and assesses the presence of pelvic pain.

  • Your physiotherapist may offer or suggest specific assessment techniques to get the most information possible from your session, however you are able to select the assessment you are most comfortable with on the day and your decision will be respected.

  • Other assessment strategies may include measurement tools such as a bladder, bowel or fluid diary.

  • Once this information has been collected, your physiotherapist will explain the modifiable factors that are contributing to your concerns, and a treatment plan will be formulated to achieve a positive outcome. This may include pelvic floor muscle strengthening or retraining, lifestyle modifications such as general exercise, weight loss, changes to fluid intake, optimising bladder and bowel functioning, dilator therapy for tight, overactive or painful pelvic floor muscles and reintegration to your meaningful activities!

If you have questions about how physiotherapy can help you, call the clinic on 08 6162 2616 or email We look forward to welcoming you to our Canning Vale Studio and Murdoch clinics. 

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.


  • 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.


  • 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 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!

Book 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 us on 08 6162 2616 or email

Pre&Post Natal Care


Casey Womens Health Physio Canning Vale
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Casey Melville

APA Titled Continence and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Lara Koay

Senior Continence and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Ashlee Ryan

Senior Continence and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Elizabeth White

Senior Continence and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

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