Women’s Health

What can I see a Women’s Health Physio for?

Em is passionate about helping women through all life stages from adolescence, pregnancy, post partum and menopause. As females we go on quite a journey that is so unique to each individual. Em can see you for:

  • Pregnancy related dysfunction (pelvic pain, back pain, upper back pain)

  • Exercise prescription specific to pregnancy + return to exercise guidance in the post partum period.

  • Post Partum recovery of the abdominal wall.

  • Urinary Incontinence including stress incontinence (leaking during activities such as coughing, sneezing or running); Urgency incontinence (sudden strong urge to pee); and frequency (needing to pee all the time)

  • Constipation and bowel dysfunction

  • Physical changes that may occur during the pre and post menopausal period.

Many of the above conditions can have a mental and physical impact on a female’s life and I will do my best to provide a sensitive and holistic approach during our sessions. 

What will a Women’s Health Appointment Involve?

We schedule 1 hour for an initial Women’s Health appointment allowing us enough time to hear your whole story to ensure we get a full understanding of what structures may be at play. 

The assessment will differ depending on what symptoms you are presenting with. Most of the time we will do a full body screen looking at your posture and movement patterns during certain activities which can allow us to determine what external factors may be contributing to your problem. 

We may use Real Time Ultrasound to assess the function of your abdominal wall as well as allow an external assessment of your pelvic floor muscle function. 

Do I need a referral for a Women’s Health Appointment?

No you do not need a referral to come to Active RX Physio. 

Can I bring my baby to the appointment?

Of course you can. We love meeting your little ones. There is lots of room for your pram too.