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Women's Health & Continence Physiotherapy

What is Women's Health Physiotherapy?

Women’s Health Physiotherapy is a specialised field of physiotherapy which is designed to manage various health issues affecting women. During the course of therapy, specially designed exercises and equipment are implemented to help patients regain their normal physical activities.

Common Women’s Conditions:

  • Antenatal and postnatal care

  • Pregnancy related back and pelvic girdle pain

  • Pregnancy and birth related pelvic floor weakness

  • Post natal diastasis (abdominal muscleseparation)

  • Mastitis (blocked milk ducts)

  • Urinary Incontinence

  • Bladder prolapse

Pregnant mother and father
What is Continence Physiotherapy?

Continence physiotherapy is the specialised management of men, women and children who suffer from incontinence issues.


Incontinence can be caused by various reasons, but the most common cause is the weakness of pelvic floor muscles.  The pelvic floor muscles form the base of the pelvis and are important in maintaining continence, stability in the lumbar spine and pelvis. Dysfunction of this muscle can arise from pregnancy, childbirth, age, obesity, excessive coughing, menopause, surgery or incorrect gym training. 

Pelvic Floor training
How can we help?

As a new patient, you will receive a thorough assessment of your current condition and issues with your physiotherapist. This will include a comprehensive review of your medical history and physical examination. All treatments will take place in a private room by a female physiotherapist trained specifically in this field.

Diagnosis and Treatment:

  • Real time ultrasound feedback

  • Pressure biofeedback and measurement

  • Electrical muscular stimulation for pelvic floor muscles

  • Pelvic floor and core stability exercises

  • Manual therapy

  • Postural education and functional training

  • Bladder retraining

  • Relaxation techniques

  • Specially designed home exercise program

Women standing together
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