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Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

Women's, Men's and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

Women's, Men’s and Pelvic Health is a specific area of physiotherapy that requires additional training to provide management of pelvic floor related problems that can occur throughout life in both women and men. This area of physiotherapy also includes problems that may be specific to women or men as explained below. Louise, Rebecca, Laura, Margo and Matthew have pursued a high level of continuing education and have extensive experience in this area.

Watch our Real Time Ultrasound Video by clicking the link below. Real time ultrasound can be used to assess your pelvic floor muscle function.

 

AREAS WE CAN HELP WITH: WOMEN’S HEALTH

Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Bladder Control 

  • Stress urinary incontinence (leaking of urine with a cough, sneeze, laugh, exercise etc.)
  • Urgency/ urge incontinence (sudden urge to empty the bladder, possible leaking before reaching the toilet).

Bowel Control

  • Faecal incontinence
  • Functional constipation

Pelvic Organ Prolapse – this is a condition where one or more of the pelvic organs has dropped into the vaginal space. Women describe it as a lump or bulge or “something coming down”.

Pelvic Pain

  • Pain in the vulva/vaginal area sometimes related to intercourse

 

Pregnancy and Postnatal Problems

Pain or lack of stability in the low back, coccyx or pelvic girdle (sacro-iiac joints and pubic symphysis)
All our physiotherapists can help with this. Our women's health physios can assess if the pelvic floor is involved in the problem.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Wrist Pain
Our expert hand physiotherapists can help with this.

Abdominal separation (diastasis rectus abdominus)

Ultrasound Therapy for breastfeeding conditions (mastitis, engorgement) or postpartum haemorrhoids

Postnatal Assessment
A one hour assessment of abdominal muscle function, pelvic floor muscle function, pelvic control particularly in relation to return to exercise. Any time after 6 weeks postpartum.

To learn about our Prenatal, Postnatal and Mums and Bubs exercise classes, please click here.

 

Post Mastectomy Problems

  • Shoulder, chest or upper back stiffness or pain
  • Cording
  • General exercise advice
  • Lymphatic drainage (Therapist - Gunda Lehman)

For more information on women's health conditions, please click here.

 

AREAS WE CAN HELP WITH: MEN'S PELVIC HEALTH

Pre and post prostatectomy rehabilitiation (Physiotherapists: Louise HendersonRebecca Rutherford and Matthew Matson)

  • Learn to do pelvic floor exercises correctly prior to surgery
  • Post-op - advice and guidance on pelvic floor exercises to regain continence and erectile function

Erectile dysfunction  (Physiotherapist Matthew Matson)

  • Pelvic floor muscle exercises along with advice on improving erectile function

Male pelvic pain (Physiotherapist Matthew Matson)

  • Pain in the pelvic and genital region