What makes The Fix Program a wonderful clinic for women?
Since 1999 we have taught thousands of women and men how to strengthen their backs, hips, pelvic floors and abdominals through a mix of Pilates, Yoga and core stability exercises. And yet we offer so much more.
As physiotherapists and women ourselves, we are passionate about the wellness of all women. We are expert clinicians in the diagnosis and management of conditions unique to women at all stages of life.
The active woman.
From niggly backs and hip pain, sore knees and feet, computer necks and headaches, we treat muscle and joint pain to get you back to what you love doing most. Massage, joint re-alignment techniques, postural awareness and exercise prescription are a start to how we achieve this. Education, empowerment and getting to the cause of the injury is our goal.
Incontinence, pelvic pain and painful sex, endometriosis and bowel troubles can also trouble the active woman. Bladder leaks with coughing, laughing, exercising or running is not normal and can be treated. Pain in the pelvis or when having sex is not normal. You do not have put up with it. Our Women's Health physiotherapists are qualified to help you get back your pelvic floor function.
The pregnant woman.
In pregnancy, we want the best for you and your baby. Pelvic girdle pain, rib pain, back pain and other associated pregnancy aches can all benefit from physiotherapy. Pelvic floor weakness, abdominal separation and safe exercise while pregnant are issues we can help you with. You do not have to stop exercising just because you are pregnant. In fact, the right exercise can help with controlling gestational diabetes, cardiovascular health of mum, control weight gain and protect the spine and pelvis from the big changes seen in pregnancy. A strong body can support your changing posture and prepare you for labour and when baby arrives.
The new mum.
So, now that you have your baby, your body may still not feel quite right. Ongoing back and pelvic pain, upper back pain and pelvic floor issues such as incontinence and sensitivity are very common. When am I safe to exercise and what can I do? How do I bring back my belly separation and pelvic floor strength? Do I have, or am I a prolapse risk? What effect has breastfeeding on my hormones and return to exercise?
New mums are a special bunch and need special care. We can internally assess the pelvic floor function for any weakness or prolapse, manage abdominal separation, pains and aches, and educate and get you back to exercise and feeling in control of your body.
It is well known that physios can help with muscle and joint injuries, postural pain, alignment and exercise. It is not widely known however that specialised physiotherapists can manage pelvic floor problems. At The Fix Program, we do just this. We can help you if you have:
- Urinary incontinence or poor bladder control
- Bowel incontinence and constipation
- Over active bladder and urge incontinence
- Pregnancy and post-natal pelvic floor weakness, scarring or pain
- Vaginal prolapse (also known as pelvic organ prolapse)
- Painful sex and pelvic pain.
Pelvic floor problems are more common than you think, and it is our mission and passion to get the conversation started. To seek help and to gain back pelvic floor control is life changing and sometimes takes a little bravery. Caring, sensitive and thorough assessment and management for each woman is our focus. We understand that every woman is different.
What do I do next?
Contact us. You don't need a doctor's referral to see our physiotherapists. We'll be happy to chat about your needs.