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Whilst incontinence and pelvic floor weakness may be common, it’s not normal, and it’s not something that is without hope. There is strong evidence to suggest that physiotherapy can have positive outcomes with many women’s health conditions when treatment is conducted by a specifically trained physiotherapist. At mhealth, we’re committed to ongoing professional education and applying the most relevant and up-to-date treatment options.
We also recognise that seeking help for women’s health related conditions can be a sensitive issue for many women, and at mhealth we are committed to providing our utmost care, discretion and respect.
It often surprises people how many conditions women’s health physiotherapy can help with. Here are some of the conditions we can offer treatment for:
Bladder and bowel
-Pelvic floor check
-Pre-natal pelvic floor assessment (recommended 2nd trimester)
-Pelvic girdle pain
-Back and neck pain
-Swelling in pregnancy (ankle oedema, carpel tunnel, etc)
-Early management of perineal tear and episiotomy
-Physiotherapy interventions for lactation, and breastfeeding conditions (mastitis, feeding education, etc)
-Post-natal muscle separation (recommended before 12 weeks post-partum)
-Post-natal pelvic floor assessment
-Post-natal return to exercise
-Pelvic floor check in heavy weight-lifting/cross-fit population
-Pelvic floor check in dancing, gymnastics, and other high-impact sports
-Pelvic floor check in return to running post injury, time off, etc.
Calling to make an appointment
When calling to make an appointment, please request a 45-minute initial appointment and inform reception that you will require a women’s health consult. Please feel free to ask our admin staff any questions you may have; their job is to make sure you are fully prepared for your first appointment. If they cannot answer your question, they will pass on your details so that your questions are fully answered where possible before your first appointment.
Your first appointment:
Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to your consult to fill in the necessary paperwork.
Please bring any referrer documentation with you to your first appointment. If you are missing relevant documentation, you can call your doctor and request they fax the information to us. Our fax number is 8585 2223.
You are welcome to bring your newborn or child(ren) to yourconsult.
Our initial assessments are 45 minutes, or up to an hour if required. The physiotherapist will ask a detailed history of your condition and discuss your goals. She will then conduct appropriate assessments and give you a diagnosis or referral for further testing. Lastly, she will discuss your treatment options with you, and together determine the best course of treatment.
If you think you might have a women’s health related issue, please contact our friendly reception staff for further information. Alternatively, please ask to speak to our physiotherapist, Alannah, for further information on what conditions we can help with.