"Over 65 % of women will experience some form of incontinence in their lifetime."
70% will benefit from specific pelvic floor muscle evaluation and re-training.
(Cochrane Systematic Review, 2018)
Women's Health & Pregnancy Physiotherapy
B.H.Sc.Physio., Women's Health, Cert.Spinal.Man.Tpy., APAM
Title: Senior Women's Health Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor
Our certified Women's Health Physiotherapist, Jessica Findlay is experienced in the following conditions:
Pre and Post-Natal Physiotherapy
Pelvic and low back pain during pregnancy is a common complaint and can be treated and managed by physiotherapy. Common post-natal problems also include low back and pelvic pain as well as thumb and wrist pain and pelvic floor/incontinence issues.
Pelvic floor muscle weakness
Having strong pelvic floor muscles gives us control over the bladder and bowel. Weakened pelvic floor muscles mean the internal organs are not fully supported and you may have difficulty controlling the release of urine, faeces (poo) or flatus (wind).
Common causes of a weakened pelvic floor include childbirth, obesity and the associated straining of chronic constipation. Pelvic floor exercises are designed to improve muscle tone and prevent the need for corrective surgery.
Did you know that one in three women will suffer from bladder weakness (incontinence) during their lifetime? This common and embarrassing condition can be successfully treated by a continence and women’s health physiotherapist.
The symptoms of an overactive bladder include needing to pass urine frequently and urgently. This can also result in urinary leakage when you ‘don’t make it’ on time.
Prolapse (bladder, bowel and/or uterus)
Prolapse is a very common condition especially in women who have had children. The symptoms can include ‘heaviness’ in the vagina, feeling or seeing a lump or bulge in the vagina.
Painful sexual intercourse
Dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse) can have many causes including overactive/tight pelvic floor muscles, scar tissue after vaginal childbirth and hormonal changes through your different life phases. Jessica can assess and treat the factors causing your pain and work with you to manage the problem.
Conditions in which sufferers have moderate to severe pain and or spasms in the vulval/vaginal area.
Bowel Issues (incontinence or constipation)
Constipation is a very common problem and is one of the main factors contributing to pelvic floor weakness and prolapse. Bowel incontinence is estimated to affect 5-10% of the population.
To make an appointment to see our Women's Health Physiotherapist, Jessica Findlay, BOOK ONLINE or phone 02 83193642.