From pregnancy incontinence to pelvic pain to post natal weakness and prolapse.
As physios who treat women's only pelvic floor problems, we are always overwhelmed by the lack of awareness out there amongst our female friends that this type of physio even exists! Also overwhelming is the lack of proper education and information out there about incontinence, sexual pain and prolapse which can actually be treated well by women's health physios.
Ban those TENA incontinence pad ads!! Don't put up with a leaky bladder, pelvic pain or sexual pain. Bladder and bowel control and wellness in women is our philosophy.
At The Fix Program, we have physiotherapists who are expert clinicians in the management of conditions unique to women. They have clinical expertise and excellent diagnostic and therapeutic skills. We specialise in the management of pelvic floor problems. We can help you if you have:
- Urinary incontinence or poor bladder control in pregnancy and beyond
- Bowel incontinence and constipation
- Over active bladder and urge incontinence (going to the loo more than 8 times per day, with 'eye watering' urgency sometimes associated with bladder leaks)
- Pregnancy and post-natal care (pregnancy incontinence, post natal pelvic floor weakness, pain, scar management after tearing, prolapse and sexual pain)
- Vaginal prolapse (also known as pelvic organ prolapse, where the bladder, uterus or bowel drop low into the pelvis)
- Painful sex or 'vaginismus'
- Pelvic and lower back pain
We understand every woman's pelvic floor physiotherapy needs are different.
OK, all assessments and most treatments will involve an internal vaginal examination. But as a woman, we hope this is tolerated just as we do with our PAP smears every few years. This, along with extensive questioning about your pelvic floor function and habits allow for the best diagnosis and then treatment. The internal examination will also allow for the physiotherapist to properly assess any weakness, spasm or change to your pelvic floor muscles and to assess for any degree of prolapsed (or descent) of your pelvic organs. All of this cannot be achieved externally.
Read more about pelvic floor disorders at our website.
Contact us to chat about any pelvic floor issues you may be experiencing, or to book an appointment at Broadway (within the Fernwood Fitness womens' gym) or Sydney CBD.
You do not need a referral from a doctor to see us. HICAPS rebates available on all physiotherapy treatments, but check your individual private fund provider for eligibility.