Advantage Healthcare has several female staff Physiotherapists who have undertaken specific training in continence and women’s health
Women’s Health Physiotherapy
Understanding, discretion, empathy, sound advice and practical solutions to your problems are what you can expect from our dedicated Women’s Health Physiotherapists. A Women’s Health Physiotherapist can help you with the following:
Physical issues around pregnancy
Exercising during pregnancy
Physical issues after pregnancy
Exercising after pregnancy
Incontinence in all its forms
Congratulations if you have found out you are pregnant! You are on an amazing journey towards motherhood. There are many challenges that lie ahead and many things about your body that may concern you. Staff at Advantage Healthcare can help you with your body and answer questions you have about what you are going through or what is yet to come.
A specialist physiotherapist can advise you on
How to prepare your body best for labour.
How to avoid the physical pitfalls of pregnancy
How to keep your pelvic floor as healthy as possible
What exercise is safe and appropriate for each trimester.
How to exercise safely throughout your pregnancy so you are prepared for labour
Well done! – you have made it to the end of your pregnancy and to the start of another lifelong journey – motherhood.
Labour, birthing and pregnancy can take a physical toll on a mother’s body. Keeping that body healthy and in tip top shape is the best way to cope with the rigors of motherhood. At Advantage Healthcare, there are Physiotherapist who specialise in women’s health and in particular the challenges faced by mothers of all ages. We can help you with:
Recovery from delivery
Recovery from Caesarian section
Tummy muscle splits (rectus abdominis diastysis)
Returning to exercise safely after delivery
Muscular pain from delivery or caring for your baby
Pelvic pain from delivery or caring for your baby
Minor bladder leakage
Continence problems are much more common than you would think. Incontinence affects around 4 million Australians. If you have a continence problem, you are not alone.
Incontinence is a widespread condition that ranges in severity from 'just a small leak' to complete loss of bladder or bowel control. Incontinence can be treated and managed. In many cases it can also be cured.
While these problems are difficult to talk about, there are solutions to all incontinence problems and there is no need to suffer in silence. The following symptoms are indicative of continence issues:
Needing to go quickly (urgency)
Needing to go very often (frequency)
Only passing a small amount (micturition)
Going to the toilet multiple times at night
Lack of sensation in your perineal region
Not knowing when you are passing water
Passing a small amount of fluid with coughing/sneezing/lifting (stress incontinence)
Having no control over when you pass water or solids