Women’s Health

Did you know that one in three women experience some kind of incontinence? It’s common, but it’s NOT normal and can be treated by a women’s health physiotherapist.

Women’s health physiotherapy is internationally recognised as the first choice for incontinence and prolapse. It utilises evidence-based techniques, which are more cost effective and less invasive than other treatment options such as surgery.

Our women’s health physiotherapists, Ashley Osie and Jessica Findlay, have specialised skills in assessment and treatment of pelvic floor muscle function and dysfunction, as well as other musculoskeletal issues associated with pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Issues include:

  • Urinary incontinence or reduced bladder control
  • Bowel incontinence or constipation
  • Urge incontinence and overactive bladder
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Painful sex
  • Pregnancy-related pelvic pain – see Aquatic Natal Classes
  • Post-natal care including abdominal separation

Ash and Jess are sensitive and caring and thorough in their history taking. Pelvic floor assessment almost always involves an internal vaginal examination to measure the strength, coordination and/or presence of spasm of pelvic floor muscles, as well as the position of pelvic organs. After being assessed, a management plan will be devised based on the findings and treatment goals.

A referral is not required for women’s health physiotherapy consults, but it may be beneficial for the physiotherapist to liaise with your GP and/or gynaecologist after your first consult.

If you are suffering from any of the above conditions, or think you could be at risk of developing pelvic floor dysfunction, book an appointment with Ash or Jess by calling 02 9428 5772.