In conjunction with Core Physiotherapy & Pilates Studio
Women’s Health Physio SA works in conjunction with the Core Physiotherapy and Pilates Studio group to provide physiotherapy services to women of all ages across metropolitan Adelaide. The majority of Women’s Health issues can be grouped into two main categories:
- Women’s Pelvic Health and Incontinence Issues
- Pregnancy and Postnatal Physiotherapy
Our Women’s Health Physiotherapists are trained in techniques to manage both of these areas and to help patients continue on with the activities of their daily lives.
who can benefit from women’s health physiotherapy?
It isn’t just those who are pregnant or have had a baby that need Women’s Health Physiotherapists. Our Women’s Health Physiotherapists can treat the conditions of women of all ages.
women’s pelvic health & incontinence
At least 70% of Australian women suffer from symptoms that are associated with pelvic floor function. These issues can be distressing; socially isolating and can interrupt your daily activities. The pelvic floor muscles play a large part in regulating these symptoms; they are located at the base of your pelvis and run from the front of your pubic bone to the back of your tail bone.
Pelvic floor muscle movement can change as a result of a variety of different reasons that include pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, obesity, strenuous sports and ageing.
conditions women’s health physio can help
Further to this, Women’s Health Physiotherapists can help with painful conditions related to pregnancy or the postnatal period that include:
- Incontinence and loss of bladder control
- Pelvic pain
- Sexual pain
- Sacroiliac and joint pain
- Pelvic floor muscle movement
- Pelvic organ prolapse & pelvic surgery
- Pelvic floor dysfunction/rehab
- Pregnancy and post pregnancy pelvic girdle pain
- Diastasis recti
- Post women’s health surgical rehabilitation
- Back, neck & shoulder pain
- Coccyx, hip & sacroiliac joint pain
- Core & abdominal muscle weakness and/or separation
- Breastfeeding & mastitis
- Incontinence & pelvic floor weakness
- Perineal tear & episiotomy
- Correction of posture after childbirth & daily postural awareness
- Pregnancy & postnatal exercises
- Preparation for labour
pregnancy & postnatal physiotherapy
Pregnancy and birth can affect your body in many ways and symptoms can begin both whilst you are pregnant and after the birth of your child. These symptoms can impact on you significantly during this important time in your life, affecting your ability to care for your baby and enjoy the experience of pregnancy and motherhood.
Pregnancy hormones loosen your joints, ligaments and muscles whilst postural variations and an increase in weight can cause symptoms to arise. A large proportion of women suffer from a variety of different symptoms during pregnancy and after birth, our Physiotherapists are also able to assist you with your preparation for labour and the demands of caring for a newborn.
pregnancy & postnatal pilates classes
Our Women’s Health Physiotherapists can tailor Pilates classes to suit your individual needs during and after your pregnancy by combining core stability exercises, pelvic floor strengthening, stretching and mobility exercises. This will provide relief for symptoms that may develop during these times.
Our Women's Health Physiotherapists will assess your symptoms to determine and assist with alleviating the cause of your problems. Treatment will be tailored to your condition after a detailed initial assessment that includes a thorough verbal history and should you consent a physical examination and/or Ultrasound. After the assessment has been conducted an individual program will be tailored in accordance with your symptoms. Treatment may include:
- Hands on Therapy
- Real Time Ultrasound Assessment
- Exercise prescription
- Re education of postures/muscle movements
For more information please contact your local Core Physiotherapy & Pilates Studio.
Suite 4, The Hub Professional Centre, Christie Way, Aberfoyle Park, SA 5159
2/257 Fullarton Rd, Parkside, SA 5063
Our physiotherapists may be available at other locations on request and mutual agreement.