Women's Health

Women's Health from Back in Motion Health Group Ascot Vale

By: Back in Motion Health Group Ascot Vale  10-Jun-2011
Keywords: Physiotherapy

Whether it's the specific needs of pre – and postnatal care or the unique challenges of maturity and age, Back In Motion provides simple and effective solutions for women duringall stages of their busy lives.

  • Unique and tailored to your needs;
  • Educational and empowering;
  • Undertaken in a safe, confidential and expert environment;
  • Caring and fun;
  • Flexible, offering one-on-one services as well as intimate classes of no more than 6.

Although pregnancy can be an exciting time it's often an uncomfortable one as well – with back, neck or pelvic pain, tingling hands and continence problems.

Whether new or experienced, mothers have their own unique problems to deal with.

The most effective ways to maintain your fitness during pregnancy

  • Treatment for (or advice on avoiding) back pain.
  • Friendly, confidential advice and treatment for pregnancy-related problems.
  • Guided exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor to combat incontinence or sexual
    discomfort.
  • Unique and intimate Mums in Motion™ class for no more than 6 expectant mothers.

With more than 40% of women living with bladder control problems, continence physiotherapy is a great way for women to regain control of their pelvic floor. Based on our detailed diagnosis, we provide you with tailored pelvic floor exercises, give you close instruction to master
your technique and steadily advance your progress until your symptoms reduce.

We’ve found our exercises to be highly effective for:

  • Bladder / Bowel;
  • Stress & Urge incontinence;
  • Mixed incontinence;
  • Prolapse;
  • Overactive bladder symptoms;
  • Vaginal, Vulvar pain / Vulvodynia or Sexual pain;
  • Anal pain;
  • Vaginismuses / Anismus;
  • Defecation difficulties.

Some of our patients have also benefitted from the use of adjunctive therapies like muscle stims or biofeedback machines. These assist in strengthening weak muscles,  assist in helping patients complete a correct contraction and assist those who suffer from overactive bladder
symptoms. 

If you are pre or post-natal we can also provide extensive advice on returning to exercise postnatally, paying particular attention to the pelvic floor function and prevention of prolapse or continence symptoms that can arise when exercise is recommenced too soon or incorrectly. Our focus is on restoring pelvic floor function,  maintaining low back care while also assisting in weight loss 
and pain management.

Continence and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is a highly specialised field of physiotherapy. Its focus is on the treatment of pelvic floor related disorders like incontinence and prolapse by restoring muscle function to the pelvic floor.

While common, pelvic floor disorders are suffered in silence by many.

Some of the common causes of pelvic floor muscle weakness are:

  • Childbirth – particularly following delivery of a large baby or prolonged pushing during
    delivery.
  • Being overweight.
  • Constipation (excessive straining to empty your bowel).
  • Persistent heavy lifting.
  • Excessive coughing – causing repetitive straining.
  • Changes in hormonal levels at menopause.
  • Growing older.

Physiotherapists who specialise in this field have completed Post Graduate qualifications in order to assess the pelvic floor function and prescribe an appropriate, tailored exercise program for patients.
Continence and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is a highly specialised field of physiotherapy. Its focus is on the treatment of pelvic floor related disorders like incontinence and prolapse by restoring muscle function to the pelvic floor.

For referred cases our qualified female, Continence and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists provide professional treatment in a friendly and comfortable environment.

Initial appointments go for an hour where an extensive, confidential, assessment is completed. You will be asked various questions about the nature, type, and duration of your symptoms to assist with a diagnosis. 

The initial assessments will generally involve an internal examination (either vaginally or rectally), which are undertaken with consent by the patient. Internal examinations provide the most amount of information about the pelvic floor and its function and are thus the most beneficial assessment tool. Alternatively, a real time ultrasound can be utilised to image the pelvic floor.

 

Keywords: Physiotherapy

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