We are passionate about supporting women to keep moving in all the ways and doing the things they love with more confidence and joy.
Women’s health physiotherapy is a specialty that supports women experiencing symptoms or discomfort related to bladder, bowel, sexual function as well as pain and discomfort around the pelvis. These can include urgency, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, painful sex, rectus diastasis (abdominal separation), or something just not feeling quite right.
Whilst these experiences are relatively common and can impact life in many ways, there is support available to effectively manage and treat them. Some women do not have specific concerns but may have questions about optimising their movement and well-being, particularly during pregnancy, postnatally, around menopause, or recovering from abdominal or pelvic surgery. Restore your function and keep doing the things you love.
What to expect:
During your initial 60 minute session, you are invited to share your story, concerns, and what is important to you. We can discuss your symptoms, any goals you may have and decide on an individual assessment. This may involve looking at your pelvic floor function through movement, palpating over clothing or an internal assessment.
An internal exam involves inserting 1-2 gloved fingers into the vagina and allows me to feel your pelvic floor muscles and how they move. Whilst an internal assessment can add valuable information, it is only one way to assess and is always completely optional. You can also change your mind at any time during the assessment or treatment. I will continue to chat and check-in with you throughout. Some women choose to have an internal assessment on the first visit, some choose to have an internal assessment at a later time and some decide that an internal assessment is not for them. It’s your body and your decision.
Although an important part of your body, you are much more than your pelvic floor and an assessment often includes looking at your body as a whole system, including any specific movements relating to activities or exercises you enjoy. As we gain more of an understanding about what is happening, we can work together to explore strategies to address your concerns.
If you decide that ongoing physiotherapy is beneficial, follow-up appointments are 30 minutes.