WOMENS HEALTH SPECIALISTS
Live without worry or pain
At Physio Connect we believe in holistic healthcare, with the inclusion of this service we aim to open up further access to women’s health rehabilitation, a service that is currently underutilized, often misunderstood and can assist with a range of conditions that cause significant effects on quality of life. We believe no one should live in pain or with an element of worry, especially when the majority of concerns are able to be treated and resolved with relatively simple treatment strategies.
Women’s health encompasses anything within the realm of the pelvis from the lower back to the groin, including everything in between. Women’s health has a primary focus on restoration of function freeing you of concerns and pain. Our trained women’s health providers have undergone an extensive amount of training, providing them with the expertise to work with you around any concern, and assess, diagnose and provide treatment. Treatment can consist of an array of options depending on you and your ailments specific needs, these may include, Pilates based exercises, guided pelvic floor exercises, pelvic muscle release and extensive education sessions.
WHAT TO BRING
When coming for a Women’s heath appointment, it is ideal to bring
- Comfortable clothing
- Any relevant gynaecological information/past history
- Any bracing/support or equipment currently in use
- A support person is welcome
- Time – an appointment may last 60 minutes
All women’s health appointments unless pre-approved for funding are private under current government legislation.
- Initial appointment (60 minutes) - $95
- Follow up appointment (30-45 minutes) - $65
Our prices have been selectively lowered from usual market rates to ensure that our service is accessible to all members of the public that need treatment or advice.
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
COMMON PATIENT CONCERNS
This encompasses sudden loss of urine with stress or increased force to the pelvic floor. Common situations are running, jumping, coughing, laughing and sneezing.
This includes ‘key in the door’ urgency where certain triggers cause you to immediately need to go to the toilet – such as arriving back at your house. You may also experience random sudden onset of needing to empty your bladder, and find that you can’t hold on until you get to a toilet.
This is a common concern, especially in the pre and post-natal population. Our providers can assess your pelvic floor strength and provide appropriate exercises to bring you back to full function.
Pelvic pain can arise from a variety of different conditions. Our providers can help to assess and diagnose any musculoskeletal reasons for this pain, and refer you onwards for further investigation if necessary.
Pain through the sacroiliac joints or the pubic symphysis in the front of the pelvis is common during pregnancy. Our clinicians can appropriately assess and diagnose your issue, and provide strengthening exercises or external aids to alleviate your pain
Strengthening your body and returning to exercise after you’ve had a baby can be a daunting process. At Physio Connect we can provide you with up to date advice on returning to exercise and running after having your baby. It is very important that you don’t return to intense exercise too early. Consult our providers for guided return to exercise protocols.
It is currently estimated that all women experience a rectus diastasis or split in their abdominal muscles during pregnancy. This will commonly resolve post birth, but some women require more intervention. We can assess the level of your diastasis and recommend appropriate treatment for this issue.
Pelvic organ prolapse is often described as a heavy or ‘dragging’ feeling in the groin. Our providers can assess a prolapse, provide education and treatment, and refer through appropriate channels if necessary.
Some women experience painful intercourse. This is can be caused by tight or overactive pelvic muscles. Our women’s health provider can assess and treat this issue, and work holistically with other health care providers if indicated to resolve this issue.
Sometimes the cause of pelvic pain or incontinence is overactive muscles rather than weakness. This is why it’s important to be assessed by a trained professional and receive the correct exercises to resolve your issue.
Our Women’s health physio is certified in pre and post-natal Pilates. This ensures that you can receive tailored advice around do’s and don’ts of exercise and strengthening during and after pregnancy.