Women’s health in Goulburn

 
 
 
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Women's Health

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
We understand the importance of seeking caring, professional and discreet help when it comes to sensitive issues. Our female therapists are extensively trained in the assessment and management of women’s health issues that occur at different life stages.
 
 
 
 
 

Pregnancy

 
Our goal is to make you feel comfortable and healthy before, during and after your pregnancy. We know that there are certain types of pain and associated loss of function during and after pregnancy. Pain and dysfunction can be influenced by several factors including weight gain, hormonal level changes, foetal position, fluid retention, level of activity before and during pregnancy. Some specific pain presentations during and after pregnancy can be:
 
  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatic/leg pain
  • Pubic symphysis pain (pain at the pubic hair/pelvic connection area)
  • Wrist pain/carpal tunnel symptoms
 
 
 
Pregnant Woman — Physiotherapists in Goulburn,, NSW
 
 
 
 
 
Women holding newborn baby — Physiotherapists in Goulburn,, NSW
 
 

Following pregnancy, we can help you with pain that persists due to the following:

 
  • Abdominal separation & associated muscular weakness
  • Trauma to the perineum during vaginal births (particularly forceps assisted births with episiotomies or tears)
  • Extended periods of sitting to feed a newborn baby
  • Lifting & carrying a new baby plus the necessary accessories
  • Managing young toddlers on top of having a new baby
 
 
 
 
 

Incontinence

 
Incontinence problems usually occur during and after childbirth because of weak pelvic floor muscles. Remember that you do not have to be pregnant or have had a baby to suffer with urinary or faecal incontinence. It can affect women of all ages.

There are different classifications of urinary incontinence:
 
  • Stress incontinence – when the pelvic floor muscles, which control the passing of urine, do not work well enough to limit leakage. Triggers may include coughing, sneezing, laughing, shouting, lifting, bending, walking or standing from a chair.
  • Urge Incontinence – a sudden & strong need to urinate. Urge incontinence may occur as a result of constipation or simply the result of a long history of poor bladder habits.
  • Incontinence Associated with Chronic Retention – when the bladder is unable to empty properly & frequent leakage of small amounts of urine occurs as a result.
  • Functional Incontinence – physical, intellectual or environmental issues that can be a contributing cause of incontinence in a person with normal bladder function.
 
Our therapists can provide you with advice on dietary and fluid intake changes to reduce constipation and bladder irritability. We can also recommend safe and effective exercises to help manage weight gain or maintain current exercise programs without placing further stress on your pelvic floor muscles. From providing effective pelvic floor exercises for urinary and/or faecal incontinence, to advice on managing chronic pelvic pain—our team can help.
 
 
 
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Pelvic Pain — Physiotherapists in Goulburn,, NSW
 
 
 

Pelvic Pain

 
We can assist you with reducing pelvic pain caused by stress, anxiety, local pelvic trauma and associated increased muscle tone in the pelvic floor region; often associated with excessive exercise, constipation and poor toileting habits. It can also lead to difficulties starting with the flow of urine, painful sexual intercourse and difficulties and/or pain when using tampons.

Another common condition that we can help you with is pelvic organ prolapse where muscles and tissues supporting the pelvic organs such as the bladder, uterus and rectum become weak or loose. This causes the organ to drop or bulge down into, or out of the vagina. This can result in a heavy or dragging internal sensation and feeling a lump at the opening of the vagina.
 
 
 
 
 

Physiotherapy for women at each stage of life

 
Our therapists can determine your key problems and their contributing factors with thorough assessment. We are specifically trained to conduct internal vaginal and/or rectal exams if required and consented by you. We then look at different treatments that will address and manage your main concerns including:
 
  • Pelvic floor muscle strengthening
  • Pelvic floor muscle down training & relaxation
  • Pregnancy & recovery shorts, belts & braces
  • Postural correction techniques & exercises
  • Massage, dry needling, taping & joint mobilising
  • Pelvic floor safe exercise prescription for during & after pregnancy
  • Core muscle retraining after abdominal separation
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Urinary or faecal incontinence at any stage of life
 
Contact us and let’s discuss what treatment works best for you.
 
 
 
Urge incontinence problem pain — Physiotherapists in Goulburn,, NSW