Women’s Health in Dunsborough.
Many women believe certain losses of function are things they’ll just need to ‘put up with’ forever and while these are VERY common, there is always something that can be done to help change it!
No matter what stage of life you’re at, we have a range of exercise, Pilates and tailored Physiotherapy to suit your needs. The consultation allows us to create an individualised program to address your specific needs.
Conditions our women’s health Physiotherapists can assist with include:
Our Women’s Health Physiotherapist can assist with pelvic floor and abdominal function, low back pain and pelvic pain and create a tailored management plan including activity and exercise advice specific to the individual’s needs and goals. Including a referral to Mum’s Guns exercise class run by our Physiotherapy team here at 4Lane.
Bladder Dysfunction – Stress Urinary Incontinence
Leaking urine when coughing, sneezing, running or lifting is a common problem that is very common. An individualised pelvic floor exercise program prescribed by a Physiotherapist, combined with keeping a healthy weight is the most effective form of management for women of all ages.
Overactive Bladder (Urinary urgency/incontinence)
Needing to use the bathroom very urgently with or without leaking urine is another common bladder problem that affects both men and women. A physiotherapist can teach bladder calming and training strategies which is an effective and quick treatment to manage urgency, as well as advising about cutting out food and drink that may be irritating the bladder.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Prolapse which is a feeling of a lump or bulge in the vagina can occur in both the post-natal and peri-menopausal periods of life and is often described as distressing or impacting on a person’s quality of life. Pelvic floor muscle exercises are effective at reducing symptoms of prolapse. A physiotherapist can also advise on the correct ways to lift objects, open bowels and exercise while managing a prolapse.
Inability to control wind, incontinence of faeces or constipation is common and can be very embarrassing and reduce your quality of life. Once again – an individualised pelvic floor exercise program prescribed by a Physiotherapist as well as bowel management tools can be put in place to make life more manageable!
Everyone in our 4-person Pilates classes have an individualised program targeting goals set by you and your Physio. Your program will include upper and lower limb strengthening, pelvic floor activation and mobility exercises specifically designed for your current trimester.
Post Natal Assessment
During pregnancy and child birth, a woman’s body goes through a huge amount of change and transformation. The changes that occur include increased laxity of the pelvic ligaments as well as significant load through your pelvic floor and abdominal muscles.
From 6 weeks following both a caesarean and vaginal birth, it is important for women to have a thorough post-natal assessment by a trained Women’s Health Physiotherapist. A post-natal review allows you to discuss and manage any problems that you are experiencing, prevent any injuries occurring, return safely to exercise and sexual intercourse, and to ensure that your body fully heals following pregnancy and birth.
If you are suffering from the above don’t think, ‘Well, this is just what happens during/after pregnancy, or now that I am older’ 4Lane can help you.
We also have a FREE creche from Monday – Friday from 930-1030am, you do not have to reserve a spot for creche. However, please book into class! Thank-you.
Call us now on 08 9756 7424 to book and see one of our compassionate Women’s Health Physiotherapists