Women’s Health Physiotherapy

Pregnancy


Physiotherapy is extremely beneficial in addressing many of the common aches and pains that can be experienced during pregnancy. Back pain is not something that you should accept during your pregnancy, and while your body is undergoing many changes, there is much that Physiotherapy can help you with.

Back pain, headaches, rib pain, carpal tunnel symptoms, and pelvic floor complaints can all be effectively managed with Physiotherapy. You can expect a full assessment, education about why this is happening now, learn exercises to help you through your pregnancy, as well as how to help your body through labour and the early post-natal period.

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Post-Natal Physiotherapy


We recommend that mum’s have a Physiotherapy check up 6 weeks after having their baby. This check looks at alignment and stability at the pelvis, pelvic floor and tummy muscle recovery from pregnancy and delivery, and is a great chance to answer questions and concerns you may have about your body, how to safely lift and carry your baby, breastfeeding, and safe return to exercise.

Physiotherapy can also help manage back pain, neck and shoulder pain, wrist pain, pelvic floor and bladder weakness, and recovery from caesarean delivery.

Real-time ultrasound will be uses to assess your pelvic floor, abdominal muscles, and tummy muscle separation.

Breastfeeding and Mastitis


Physiotherapy can be effective in helping in the management of blocked ducts and mastitis. Ultrasound is effective in settling down inflammation, as well as helping to break down blocked milk in the breast ducts. Specific massage to address inflammation can also help as well as massage to help clear the blocked milk.

You will receive education regarding your posture when feeding, maternity bras and how they fit, what you can do to help prevent re-occurence of mastitis, and what you can do to help manage blocked ducts at home.

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Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy


The pelvic floor is an amazing group of muscles that are required to do many different tasks. This can predispose it to injury, dysfunction and weakness. Physiotherapy has been shown to be an effective first line management to many pelvic floor conditions including incontinence, overactive bladder and urgency, early stage pelvic organ prolapse, and chronic sexual and pelvic pain.

After a thorough and careful examination, that may include your posture, stability of your pelvis, pelvic floor muscles, nerves, and ligaments, you can expect to receive an explanation of what is going on and a management plan that will include appropriate exercises.

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