Women’s Health Physiotherapy refers to the treatment and management of any health concerns related to pelvic floor dysfunction, pre and post-natal rehabilitation, continence, pelvic pain and pre and post-menopausal changes. Our Physiotherapist, Bonnie Broomfield, has a special interest in the management of conditions unique to women and luckily there are many options available which can improve and often cure these conditions.
What women’s health problems we can treat:
Women’s health conditions we can help you with you include:
- Pelvic floor dysfunction
- Urinary incontinence (including stress, urge and mixed incontinence)
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Dyspareunia (pain with intercourse)
- Pelvic pain
- Pre and post-natal care
- Overactive bladder
- Bowel incontinence and constipation
- Severe period pain
- Pain with urinating or passing a bowel motion
- Nocturia (waking during the night to go to the toilet)
What to expect at your first Women’s Health Physiotherapy Session
The first session is a Women’s Health Assessment starting with a comprehensive history about your pelvic floor function, bladder and bowel habits, sexual and obstetric background. Sometimes we may recommend an internal vaginal examination. Although not always required, this can help us properly assess your pelvic floor function, which will in turn help us work out what the appropriate treatment option is for you.
Following the initial assessment, we will then come up with the best management plan for you. This may involve a pelvic floor strengthening program, retraining of your bladder habits, relaxation and breathing techniques, possible lifestyle changes, use of support devices such as pessaries and in some cases, the use of specific pelvic floor equipment may be indicated (e.g. electrical stimulation unit or weighted pelvic floor training tools). We will also determine if any further input from other health professionals or onward referral is needed.
Cost of a Women’s Health Physiotherapy Session
- Women’s Health Initial Assessment (1 hour) $170
- Women’s Health Follow Up Consultation (45 min) $150
- Pessary Fitting Consultation (30mins) $130
You can claim a Medicare rebate for Women’s Health consultations if you are referred by your GP under the Enhanced Primary Care plan which entitles you to receive 5 rebatable treatments per year.
What to do next?
Call or email to book an Initial Women’s Health Assessment. If you would like find out any more information about whether our treatment options are right for you, our Women’s Health Physiotherapist, Bonnie, is happy to speak to you privately over the phone. When making an appointment, make sure you let the receptionist know that you require a Women’s Health Physiotherapist.Learn More About Pelvic Organ Prolapse
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