A safe and caring environment where you can confidently seek assistance and make positive changes to your life.
At Activate Physio for Women we want to take away the embarrassment of seeking treatment for Women’s Health Issues. We want to get you back to living life without avoiding certain activities or planning your day around where the nearest toilet is. Our physiotherapists will work with you to manage and resolve your issues, allowing you to achieve your goals.
At your initial appointment, your physiotherapist will discuss the history of your concerns and symptoms with you to gain a good understanding. Your assessment will then involve a physical examination, which may involve an abdominal ultrasound or internal examination of your pelvic floor muscles, depending on your current symptoms. Following your assessment, your physiotherapist will discuss an individualised treatment plan with you and answer any questions you may have.
Areas of Service
ABDOMINAL SEPARATION ASSESSMENT
For women who have had a baby and want to get assessment and treatment for abdominal separation. This screening can be done as soon as you feel able to come to the clinic - the first 6 weeks are a great window of opportunity - the earlier you start….the better the results.
This appointment includes a detailed assessment of the abdominal muscles and assessment of pelvic floor function with external real time ultrasound. You will be prescribed home exercises based on the degree of your separation and your functional ability. If your birth story or ultrasound findings suggest that a more detailed assessment of your pelvic floor is required, a follow up appointment will be recommended.
PREGNANCY RELATED PAIN
For women experiencing spinal and pelvic pain during pregnancy. Your Activate Physiotherapist will assess your symptoms to identify the cause of your pain. The appointment includes hands on treatment, advice and prescription of appropriate home exercises. You do not need a referral from your doctor.
post natal RETURN TO EXERCISE SCREENING
For women who have given birth and are wanting to recover and safely return to exercise from 6 weeks. Your Activate Physiotherapist will take a thorough history of your pregnancy and birth, assessing your abdominals and pelvic floor to then guide you in your return to exercise. You will be provided with advice on what exercises are safe and suitable, and which activities should be avoided in the short term. Together you will work out a plan depending on your exercise goals.
ANTENATAL PELVIC FLOOR ASSESSMENT
Once you've reached the second Trimester of your pregnancy it's highly recommended that you book a check up to assess how well your pelvic floor is functioning. A healthy and well functioning pelvic floor during pregnancy can help to reduce the chances of pelvic organ prolapse and bladder leakage after birth. Your Activate Physiotherapist will take you through a thorough pelvic floor assessment, including real time ultrasound if relevant and provide you with advice and appropriate exercises. Depending on the findings you may require a follow up appointment.
WOMEN’S HEALTH ASSESSMENT
For women experiencing bladder leakage, urinary urgency, pelvic organ prolapse, painful intercourse and other pelvic floor related issues. Bladder leakage happens to over 1 in 3 women. Pelvic organ prolapse occurs in approximately 75% of women at some point in their lifetime. These are not symptoms that you should have to 'put up with'.
Your Activate Physiotherapist will take a detailed history of your symptoms to determine the most appropriate assessment. You will be given advice and a treatment plan specific to your symptoms, assessment findings and goals. You do not need a referral from you GP. Together we can make a positive change.
“Women put up with so many symptoms that can be treated with physiotherapy....it’s time to start putting our health and wellness first.”
Kelly Vine (In-HOUSE PHYSIOthERAPIST)
Many women experience abdominal separation during pregnancy. Your Women’s Health Physiotherapist can start guided exercises with you in week one after baby arrives to maximise your recovery.
PELVIC Floor concerns
A weak pelvic floor can lead to incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. An Overactive Bladder can cause increased frequency, intense urge and incontinence. Your Women’s Health Physiotherapist can guide you with an individualised treatment plan to overcome these issues.
returning to exercise after birth
When is it safe to return to exercise after giving birth?...and which activities can I do? Are common questions for new mums. A return to exercise assessment can answer these questions and safely guide you back to full fitness.
pelvic organ prolapse (POP)
POP is a slipping of the pelvic organs from their original position. Your Women’s Health Physiotherapist will guide you with the right treatment plan for you to get you back to life.
pregnancy related pain
Lower back pain and pelvic pain are common during pregnancy. Treatment sooner in the pregnancy can prevent the pain from getting worse.
1 in 3 women in Australia suffer from incontinence, which can be improved and often cured with physiotherapy.
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