Your women's health physiotherapy appointments will usually last for around an hour. We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing that you can move easily in (and isn't difficult to remove if needed), as well as bringing a water bottle to stay hydrated. If you have any questions or concerns about what to expect during your women's health physiotherapy appointment, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us. We are more than
During your first women's health physiotherapy appointment, our team will take a comprehensive history in order to understand your current symptoms, as well as any factors that may be contributing to them. Questions about your toileting, sexual health, symptoms and any other aches or pains are super important here. Although it might feel embarrassing to answer some of these, our friendly physios can reassure you that there's not much we haven't heard before. Women's health problems are surprisingly common and we love being able to help.
We will also perform a physical examination, which may include an internal pelvic examination (though certainly doesn't have to). This information will help us to develop a personalised treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs. The physio may feel your abdominal muscles and around your hip bones, and may ask you to perform different movements or contract and relax different muscles or muscle groups.
Often when looking at women's health strengthening of muscles is a key priority. This might be because the muscles have become stretched and weakened from pregnancy and childbirth, or because they are not firing correctly and need 're-education'. The types of exercises that are prescribed will depend on your specific situation but may include pelvic floor muscle contractions/relaxations (Kegels), abdominal exercises, bridges, squats or other lower limb strengthening.
Other treatment may be hands on. This might be education about how to perform self-manual therapies, or specific treatments such as pelvic floor muscle release techniques or myofascial release.
At the end of your appointment, you will be given a home exercise program to follow and advice on other lifestyle modifications that may help (for example, avoiding high impact activities if you have prolapse).
We understand that women's health problems can be confronting and often women feel like they have no one to talk to. Our women's health physiotherapists are here to help you through every step of your journey back to optimal health. Our goal is always to provide you with the highest quality of care and to help you reach your health goals. If you have any questions or concerns about what to expect during your women's health physiotherapy appointment, please do not hesitate to contact us on 07 3706 3407 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be happy to chat with you and answer any questions you may have.
Shop 3 | 48 Esher St, Tarragindi, 4121
Phone 07 3706 3407
Fax 07 3036 6644
Monday - Thursday 6:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 6:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday 7:00am - 1:00pm
Sundays 7:00am - 10:00am