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Womens Health Physiotherapy

Article by Nadine Stewart

Womens Health Physiotherapy: Empowering Women Through Physio Care

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Women’S Health Physiotherapy

What is the Meaning of Womens Health?

Women’s Health Physiotherapy plays a crucial role in addressing unique health challenges women face, especially those concerning the pelvic floor, bladder, bowel, and conditions related to pregnancy and postnatal recovery. This field offers a comprehensive approach, including treatment for pelvic floor issues, pregnancy-related back pain, and conditions like mastitis.

Understanding Your Body: The Role of Women’s Health Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists with a special interest in women’s health provide personalised assessments and treatment plans. They focus on various conditions including pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence, prolapse, and pain during pregnancy. By seeking advice from a physiotherapist with knowledge in women’s health, you can ensure a faster and more effective recovery.

The Latest in Women’s Health Physiotherapy

Recent research underscores the effectiveness of tailored physiotherapy programs for pelvic floor strengthening and managing pregnancy-related discomforts. Incorporating exercises and techniques proven to enhance pelvic health can significantly improve quality of life.

What to Do? Seeking Professional Advice

If you’re experiencing any women-specific health issues, consulting a women’s health physiotherapist is a step towards recovery. They will assess your condition and guide you through a personalised treatment plan.


Women’s Health Physiotherapy offers a path to better health and well-being for women dealing with pelvic floor and pregnancy-related issues. With the right advice and treatment plan, improvement is not just possible but expected.

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Article by Nadine Stewart

Women's Health Physiotherapy Conditions

Addressing a diverse range of women-specific concerns, Women’s Health Physiotherapy focuses on assessing and treating various conditions. These encompass issues like constipation, faecal incontinence, mastitis, pelvic floor exercises, pregnancy-related back pain, and massages, along with concerns such as prolapse, abdominal separation, stress incontinence, and underactive pelvic floor. Moreover, the discipline encompasses managing urge faecal incontinence, urgency/overactive bladder (OAB), and urge incontinence, while also offering pre and post-pregnancy exercise prescription and rehabilitation.

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Women's Health Physiotherapy Appointment FAQs

Women's Health Conditions

Women’s Health Physiotherapy incorporates the assessment and treatment of a large number of women-specific conditions including:

Q: What Should You Bring To Your Women's Health Appointment?

A: Please bring any information about your condition from your GP, medical specialists, or other healthcare providers to your appointment. Arrive 10 minutes early to complete paperwork. Alternatively, we can email you information before your appointment.

Q: What's the Appropriate Attire for Your Appointment?

A: Wear comfortable clothing for ease of movement.

Q: Will Your Appointment Information Be Kept Confidential?

A: Yes, your appointment details remain confidential. Your physiotherapist will only share with other healthcare providers if you consent. Appointments are held in private rooms for confidentiality. An exception is rectus diastasis, which may be treated in a separate area if requested.

Q: How Long Does the Appointment Last?

A: The appointment duration varies based on your condition. Initial women's health appointments usually take an hour. Mastitis and rectus diastasis appointments are typically 30 to 40 minutes. Contact our receptionist for specific details.

Q: What's the Cost of Women's Health Physiotherapy Appointment?

A: Session costs vary depending on your condition. Contact our reception for more information.

Q: Can You Claim Women's Health Physiotherapy Under Private Health Insurance?

A: Yes, bring your private health insurance card for on-the-spot claim processing.

Q: Is Your Appointment Covered by EPC/Medicare Referral?

A: Yes, we accept GP referrals under EPC guidelines. A gap payment is required after applying the Medicare rebate due to extended consultation time with your women's health physiotherapist. Contact our reception for details.