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In Australia,

  • 1 in 2 women that have had children will have some degree of a prolapse and of them 1 in 5 will require medical treatment (1)
  • 1 in 2 women will have stress urinary incontinence between the age of 18-83 (3)
  • 1 in 10 women will have endometriosis (2)

A women’s health physiotherapist can offer therapeutic treatment of all disorders affecting the pelvis and pelvic floor, as listed below. It has been recognized that physiotherapy management is the gold standard first line of treatment for prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.

  • Pelvic floor muscle training
  • Pelvic organ prolapses (symptoms of dragging or heavy lump)
  • Incontinence (urinary or faecal leakage)
  • Pessary fittings
  • Prenatal women
    • Back, hip or pelvic girdle pain
    • Exercise guidance
  • Postnatal women
    • Return to exercise screening
    • Pelvic floor trauma
    • Abdominal separation
    • OASIS and episiotomy
    • Urinary dysfunction
  • Overactive bladder (increased frequency or urgency of urination)
  • Constipation
  • Pelvic pain (with intercourse, endometriosis, etc.)

If you have any of these symptoms or conditions, book in to see our women’s health physiotherapist Maddie today

  1. Queensland Government, 2019
  2. Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain, Dr Susan Evans, 2016
  3. McKenzie, Watson, Thompson and Briffa, 2016