Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy
At Physio Alive, we know that pelvic health issues like incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and painful intercourse (dyspareunia) can seriously affect your quality of life, and may not always be understood by your average health professional. That’s why we’re fortunate to have an entire team that is educated about these conditions by our pelvic health physiotherapists and able to recognise when more specialised help may be necessary.
Our physiotherapists Lauren, Virginia and Hayley are trained and experienced in pelvic floor physiotherapy, with Lauren and Virginia both holding Masters Degrees in Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapy. They are able to treat a range of conditions including:
Adult incontinence in women and men
Including urine, faeces, wind, and post prostate surgery rehabilitation (please note that at this time we are unable to offer a continence service for children)
Symptoms of an overactive bladder
such as urgency, frequency or nocturia (getting up multiple times overnight to urinate)
Pelvic organ prolapse
including conservative management, support pessary supply and care service, and pre and post-surgical management
including constipation, diarrhoea and difficulties with defecation (doing a poo)
Vaginal, vulval and pelvic pain
including sexual dysfunction and painful intercourse (dyspareunia)
associated with endometriosis or other medical conditions, injuries or trauma
such as vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, bone density loss, tendinopathy type pain
Lauren, Virginia and Hayley each have their own areas of expertise, so when booking appointments our receptionists may ask several questions in order to book you in with the right physiotherapist for you.
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy is a specialist area of physiotherapy, requiring specialised training and significantly longer appointment times to ensure our commitment to thorough assessment and management is upheld. Accordingly, these longer appointment times incur higher than standard appointment fees. Please feel free to call our friendly reception staff if you have any questions.
A portion of these fees can be claimed under private health insurance extras cover. Alternatively, you may qualify for funding under Medicare’s Chronic Disease Management Program (formerly known as an Enhanced Primary Care plan or EPC plan), which contributes to the cost of five allied health sessions per year. For more information, please contact our clinic or your GP. There may be occasions when appointments require single-use equipment that may incur additional charges.