Women and Men's Pelvic Health

Post Partum
Incontinence and Women’s Health

Women’s Health encompasses conditions that are specific to and are associated with issues affecting female pelvic organs, female external genitalia, menstrual cycle and hormonal changes, breast conditions, and various life stages (e.g. pregnancy, birth, menopause). Services related to the above are also relevant to individuals who are inter- or transsexual.

Women’s health physiotherapy can assist with conditions such as:

  • Pre and post-partum pain
  • Abdominal separation due to pregnancy
  • Pelvic girdle instability or pain
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Reduced bone density
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction

Our women’s health physiotherapists can assess and help you manage any issues you may have, related to women’s health. They will also examine the influence your posture, core control and musculoskeletal strength have on your pelvic health, and be able to offer an active therapy, aimed at addressing any deficits.

We understand that women’s health issues can at times be a sensitive topic, which is why our clinicians strive to create a safe and comfortable environment for our clients.

Men's Health

Men’s health refers to any condition relating to the male pelvis, pelvic organs and pelvic floor. This includes the pelvic floor, bladder, bowel, prostate, penis and testes. Knowing who can help and what can be done is difficult, but there are options, and physiotherapy is one of them.

A men’s health appointment can be booked for a variety of areas:

  • Pre and post prostatectomy
  • Incontinence and bladder health
  • Erectile dysfunction and sexual health
  • Pelvic pain and return to exercise

How can physiotherapy help? 

We assess, diagnose, and treat a range of men’s health issues. Every session will vary depending on the individual and what their goals and needs entail. This will allow us to figure out the management plan so that we can have the best impact. All our men’s health sessions take place in a private room, so you can feel comfortable having a private discussion on your condition.

Our physiotherapists will perform an assessment of your bladder control muscles. This is done externally and will allow us to confirm you are correctly able to activate your pelvic floor muscles and give further information as to the strength and endurance of these muscles. From there we look at your body as a whole. We will assess for muscle strength, length and postural control.

Treatment will be tailored to your individual presentation. It may include muscle release techniques, stretches, mobilisation of the lower back, hips or pelvis, breathing exercises and postural retraining. You will also receive an exercise program to strengthen your pelvic floor and supporting structures. We believe that effective education and an individualised treatment plan is the key to successfully managing issues with sexual health so that you stay motivated and keep you on track.