What is women’s health physiotherapy?
- Back and pelvic pain
- Pelvic floor disorder
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Carpal tunnel and tenosynovitis (aka mummy’s thumb)
- Diastasis Recti (abdominal separation)
- Participation in exercise during pregnancy
- Return to fitness and sport postnatally
- Pre & postnatal Pilates
Prenatal Physiotherapy $110/session
Prenatal, also called Antenatal, is the period during your pregnancy. Physiotherapy during this time can provide professional guidance on how to keep active and healthy safely for both you and your growing baby. Physiotherapy can also assist with pelvic floor exercises (aka kegel exercises), back pain, pelvic girdle pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and incontinence. Research shows having physiotherapy sessions during your pregnancy can reduce risk of urinary incontinence and other pelvic floor disorders.
Birth Preparation + First 6 Weeks
This 45 minute session will supplement the standard education provided and further your knowledge regarding your pregnancy to give you the education you need to make informed choices for your birth whether it be a vaginal or caesarean section. We also cover what to do in the first six weeks postnatally to aid your recovery and care for your baby. This session can be offered either face to face or via telehealth.
Postnatal Physiotherapy occurs once your baby is born. We recommend you are seen in the first week postnatal and around 6 weeks by a qualified physiotherapist who has training in women’s health. Postnatal Physiotherapy offers a full bladder and bowel screen, diastasis recti (abdominal separation) and internal vaginal assessment for pelvic floor muscle dysfunction as well as pelvic organ prolapse. Every woman’s pregnancy and birth is very unique and so your treatment will be tailored to your exact needs based on your assessment. The treatment will also include posture advice for breastfeeding and caring for your baby, sport specific training for return to sport, and treatment for back and hip pain.
Pre and Postnatal Pilates
Prenatal Pilates $30 (or $100 for 4)
Mums N’ Bubs Pilates $25
During pregnancy it can be hard to find workouts to suit your changing body. Pilates is excellent for expecting women and women who have recently given birth as it incorporates core, pelvic floor and posture exercises. Doing Pilates while you’re pregnant and postnatally will significantly help you recover after giving birth. Not only will you have an easier time physically caring for your new baby you will also find it easier to recover. We offer face to face sessions and online pilates sessions conducted by a qualified physiotherapist and Pilates instructor.