Women’s Health Physiotherapy Services

Pelvic floor rehab for incontinence, pelvic pain and prolapse.  Pregnancy and post natal exercise and education

Subiaco Physiotherapy

Women’s Health: Pelvic Floor Retraining

The pelvic floor is a complex and important group of muscles and fascia which play a very important role in continence, sexual function, pelvic organ support and support of the back and pelvis. Pelvic floor dysfunction can occur in women of all ages. We use real-time ultrasound; a tool that can be used to assess the function of the pelvic floor muscles and provide visual feedback to the patient during the retraining and rehabilitation process. This technique is especially useful for women who have difficulty feeling their pelvic floor muscles, and it can improve symptoms such as urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, and sexual dysfunction.

Our physiotherapist Katie Jeffrey is currently completing her master’s degree in Pelvic Health and Continence and can guide clients through this process and develop an individualised treatment plan for each person’s needs. She is trained with the use of real-time ultrasound as well as internal examination.

Women’s Health Appointment

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Women’s Health conditions we can help

  • Incontinence
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pelvic girdle pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Sexual dysfunction or painful intercourse
  • Rectus diastasis
  • Postpartum return to exercise

Women’s Postpartum Physiotherapy & Pelvic Floor Assessment

Pelvic floor retraining and rehabilitation by a trained women’s health physiotherapist can be very helpful for postpartum women who may have experienced pelvic floor dysfunction as a result of pregnancy and childbirth. The increase in demands on the pelvic floor during pregnancy and delivery may result in injury or weakness to the pelvic floor, leading to symptoms such as incontinence, pain, and pelvic organ prolapse. Assessment and retraining of the pelvic floor can be used to help manage these symptoms.

A trained physiotherapist with pelvic health training can assess the strength and function of your pelvic floor muscles, and develop an individualised treatment plan to help you regain control and function. Tools such as Real Time ultrasound can be very useful in providing clients and physiotherapists with visual feedback about how well the pelvic floor muscles are working.

In addition to improving pelvic floor function, women’s health physiotherapy can also help to address other common postpartum issues such as, diastasis recti (abdominal separation), back pain, and general physical conditioning to help you return to the activities you love safely.

Services We Provide

We understand that every client is unique and has specific needs when it comes to physical therapy. That’s why we offer a wide range of services and treatment options, tailored to your individual requirements.

Why Choose Subiaco Physiotherapy?

Our Unique Approach To Care

Caring Experts

Our practitioners care about you and your recovery. We’re all deeply involved in your rehabilitation.

Active Recovery

Using active recovery, we promote healing through movement and exercise

Sport Expertise

All of our practitioners are active in sports and use that knowledge to assist you further

On-Site Gym

We’ve dedicated a large space at our clinic to have a fully equipped gym

Easy Gap Only Payments

We Accept 100% of Australian Private Health Insurance Providers

We process your private health insurance claim on the spot via HICAPS. If your insurance policy covers you for our services, you will only need to make the gap payment on the day. Make sure to check your policy with your health insurance provider.

Meet Our Team

Subiaco Physiotherapy Professionals

We are a collective of highly qualified, professional clinicians with a huge variety of experience and expertise in spinal pain, sports injuries, pain management and rehabilitation.

Our staff has an ongoing commitment to further education and self development, as well as contribution to the profession and the wider community.

All team members belong to their respective professional bodies and are registered with AHPRA which exists to improve the health of Australians by supporting world’s best practice in Allied Health. 

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand you might have some questions about Women’s Health Physiotherapy Services services, treatment & how it can help you.

If you have any more questions, you can always reach out to our friendly team.

You can pick between an in-person consultation at the clinic, or a Telehealth consultation.

Initial appointment
If you’ve never been to the clinic before, or you have but a >12 months ago and this is a new problem

Standard appointment
If you are following up on a previous issue with your physio

Telehealth consultation
For online video consultations that do not require face-to-face assessment and treatment

Extended appointment
For a complex case, a longer appointment time, our Exercise Evaluations & Programs, or CrossFit Performance Screenings

Clinical Exercise (Pilates) Initial Consultation
If you’d like to start into our pilates-based rehab sessions, choose this for your setup consultation

Physio Exercise Class
If you already have an exercise program with us, and would like to join us for some expert feedback and coaching on your program.

Depending on your area of injury, it can be useful for you to be able to move without the restriction of tight clothes. Sporting and exercise attire can make assessment and treatment much easier.

Don’t worry, though, your therapist will have a range of towels and shorts to lend you if you get stuck. We want you to feel completely comfortable during your appointment.

In your first treatment session, you will be greeted at reception and asked to fill out an intake form.

Your physiotherapist will then take you into a consultation room and start with taking your relevant history, establishing what you hope to achieve out of your session and viewing any scans you might have available. They will then take you through a thorough physical assessment and help to establish a clear diagnosis, as well help to identify any contributing factors.

Following this, you will often receive hands-on treatment in the first session (provided it is likely to help you) as well as be provided with an idea of a management plan. Typically, you will be given some preliminary exercises in your first session, although sometimes this is better off left to later sessions, depending on your injury.

We always aim to meet and exceed your expectations!

It’s always difficult to say as it is very dependent on your injury. The initial sessions will typically be about reducing your symptoms, with follow-up sessions being more about helping you to reduce the risk of ongoing pain and dysfunction.

We always aim to keep the number of sessions to the minimum effective amount and pack each session with as much treatment, exercise and valuable education and advice as possible.

We often say that hands-on treatment is your short term answer and that exercise rehabilitation is your long-term solution. So once we have worked with you over a period of time to reduce your symptoms, we will do a few things to reduce the risk of recurrence:

  • Education about when you can and can’t do while exercising
  • Exercise-based rehabilitation with tailored rehab programs
  • Customised return to sport and exercise programs
  • Advice around lifestyle, ergonomics, sleep, and posture

Heel Pain Relief & Postpartum Exercises

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