One in three women who have had a baby experience incontinence during their lifetime, while 75% of women have some degree of prolapse. The risk for incontinence and prolapse also increases after menopause.
Our physiotherapists are trained in the various areas of women’s health, including:
- pelvic floor dysfunction
- bladder dysfunction
- pelvic organ prolapse
- sexual pain
Many women believe that these conditions are a normal part of pregnancy and ageing – this is not the case. With the appropriate assessment and treatment from trained professionals you can significantly improve your quality of life and confidence!
So if you are experience any of the following symptoms:
- leaking of urine or faeces with coughing/sneezing/laughing/jumping
- heaviness or ‘bulging’ in the vagina
- uncontrollable urge to get to the toilet/ frequent urination
- constant straining on the toilet
- decreased sensation during sex/ pain during sex
To make an appointment, you don’t need to provide our receptionist with the reason for your appointment, simply call and book an appointment with Courtney or Joelene.
Goodlife Physiotherapy are also experienced in the management of the physical conditions of pregnancy, and the post natal period, including:
- Carpel Tunnel
- Hand/ thumb pain
- Back/pelvic pain/ coccyx pain
- Abdominal muscle separation (Diastasis recti)
- Varicose veins
- Perineal pain
Although it is common to experience aches and pains throughout pregnancy and the postnatal period, there are many ways to reduce your pain, so you can enjoy this special time in your life. Looking after your physical wellbeing during this time will help you to continue to exercise, work, enjoy intimacy and play with your child.