WOMEN'S HEALTH SERVICES

Breast Care, Gynaecological Physiotherapy, Pregnancy and Postnatal Care

Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

Our Women’s Health Physiotherapists utilise state of the art computerised biofeedback and real time ultrasound to help our clients understand their diagnosis and to assist in effective pelvic floor rehabilitation.

  • Incontinence
  • Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
  • Urge Incontinence (UI)
  • Mixed Incontinence
  • Urgency/Frequency (urinary and faecal)
  • Faecal Incontinence
  • Prolapse
    Bladder (Cystocele)
    Bowel (Rectocele)
    Uterine

Our therapists provide manual treatment techniques both internally and externally to release tight muscles, nerves and scar tissue making way for effective and longer lasting pain relief and muscular function. Tailored exercises are prescribed to improve the motion systems required in our clients’ activities of daily living, work and exercise goals.

  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pudendal Neuralgia
  • Vulvodynia + Vulvar Vestibulitis
  • Endometriosis
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Surgical Adhesion related pain
  • Proctalgia Fugax
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Painful sex

Breast Cancer Services

Lymphoedema Management

  • Manual lymphatic drainage
  • Exercise prescription


Cording Management

Post Operative Care

  • Mastectomy +/- TRAM/lattisimus dorsi reconstruction
  • Lumpectomy
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Axillary lymph node dissection

Physiotherapy during Chemotherapy/Radiation Therapy

  • Exercise prescription
  • Fatigue management
  • Scarring/burns management

Breast Care

Engorgement

Mastitis
Non-infectious mastitis is usually caused by breast milk staying within the breast tissue due to a blocked duct or breast feeding tissue. If left untreated, the milk left in the breast tissue can become infected leading to infective mastitis. Infectious mastitis is caused by a bacterial infection. It is important to receive antibiotic treatment immediately from your doctor to prevent complications such as an abscess within the breast.

What are the signs of infectious mastitis?

  • An area of the breast becomes red and hot and hurts to touch
  • A burning sensation in the breast
  • Chills, elevated body temperature, aches and pains
  • Fatigue

Postoperative care: reconstructive surgery

Gynaecological pre and post operative physiotherapy

  • Hysterectomy (Removal of uterus)
  • Bilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO) (removal of ovaries and fallopian tubes)
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Prolapse repair
  • Pelvic floor reconstructive surgery
  • Endometriosis

Bump to Bub

Pregnancy and delivery can result in dysfunction of the abdominal wall and pelvic floor which commonly leads to pain and dysfunction. In order to cope with carrying, lifting and general activities of daily living, the body and in particular the lumbo-pelvic area can start to develop compensatory patterns, which often lead to structures becoming overloaded and pain and dysfunction eventuating.

Bump to BubTM offers women realistic, evidence-based advice, assessment and treatment before and after having their baby. Research and clinical experience has shown that women who seek physiotherapy during pregnancy and the postnatal period have a reduced risk of incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and pain.

Our highly skilled physiotherapists work with clients to isolate the problem, help to restore good function and movement then integrate this movement back into their activities of daily living, work and exercise.

Antenatal Period

Pregnancy Massage

Antenatal physiotherapy consultation

  • Incontinence
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Rib pain
  • Groin pain
  • Vulval varicosities
  • Weak Deep Motion SystemsTM
  • Tailored exercise advice and programming
  • Body ergonomics and supported positional advice

Postnatal Period

Life can become very busy with a new baby and mums often just “get on with it” ignoring symptoms and putting up with issues such as pain or incontinence. It is for this reason that we offer postnatal physiotherapy home visits to reduce the stress and effort involved in leaving the house to come in for physiotherapy in clinic. Clients can also come into clinic for assessment and treatment.

Postnatal physiotherapy consultation (in clinic or home visit)

  • Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
  • Incontinence
  • Prolapse
  • Back pain
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Breast engorgement / mastitis
  • Abdominal muscle separation
  • Tailored exercise advice and programming
  • Body ergonomics (lifting, carrying, holding etc.) advice and correction

Baby Massage

Baby massage helps to reduce crying and fussiness, improves sleep quality and assists in treating constipation and colic.

For all our baby treatments we use heavenly natural products from MooGoo – a wonderful Australian skincare company designed for people and babies with sensitive and problematic skin. Please visit their website for further information: http://moogoo.com.au

Classes

Pregnancy Pilates

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy guided class aimed at improving the strength and function of your Deep Motion SystemTM (including pelvic floor and core), your pelvic and back function and whole body strength to prepare for your delivery and time as a mum. The class incorporates floor based Pilates in addition to standing and movement-based therapy.

Postnatal Mums Pilates and Strength Class

Pelvic floor physiotherapy guided Pilates and ViPR fusion strengthening class aimed at improving Deep Motion SystemTM (including pelvic floor and core) restoration and whole body movement.

NOTE: A postnatal one on one pelvic floor physiotherapy consultation is required prior to attending this class.

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