Post Natal Physiotherapy & Exercise Physiology
The arrival of your baby is an exciting period in your life. The staff at Precision Health Care understand the importance of post natal rehabilitation. We have female Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists with comprehensive experience and knowledge of post natal rehabilitation, including core strengthening and continence.
Our experienced Physiotherapists at Precision Health Care can review and assist with many difficulties experienced after childbirth.
Should you experience symptoms of incontinence or heaviness vaginally after the birth of your baby, we advise you consult your Doctor, Obstetrician or a Physiotherapist experienced in Women's Health issues.
Our Physiotherapists are able to assess your pelvic floor strength and function prior to resuming impact exercise. This is typically completed around 6 weeks post delivery.
Our Physiotherapists are able to assess abdominal separation and your core strength and provide a tailored exercise program. We also have post-natal Pilates classes.
Many women experience lower back and pelvic pain during and after pregnancy. Our Physiotherapists can provide advice and treatment to help with this.
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Difficulties with continence affects 1 in 4 adult Australians. Despite this, incontinence remains a rarely discussed condition. This is due, in part, to the sensitive nature of the condition and the associated stigma, which makes people reluctant to talk about these issues.
Incontinence can impact on the physical, social and economic aspects of a person’s life. As Physiotherapists we often hear how people avoid sporting activities, travel, parties, family outings or sexual relations- to avoid accidents in public. People may be constantly visiting or looking for a toilet. Difficulties with continence can lead to feelings of isolation, depression and anxiety.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse is another common condition where one or more of the pelvic organs (bladder, uterus, rectum) drop down and bulge into the vagina. This may be felt as a heaviness vaginally and can cause other symptoms.
In many cases however, symptoms resulting from incontinence or prolapse don’t have to just be “accepted as part of life” or managed only with pads. In many cases these symptoms can be drastically improved with appropriate assessment and treatment from a qualified Physiotherapist.
Physiotherapists with training in the areas of continence and prolapse management are able to assess and offer treatment advice in:
Pelvic floor muscle strength using biofeedback
Management and advice regarding constipation
Advice and recommendations regarding return to sport and activity.
Precision Health Case has Physiotherapists with advanced training in continence and prolapse management. In addition to this, specialised biofeedback equipment is used which is designed to specifically assess and treat pelvic floor function. The use of this equipment by qualified Physiotherapists offers significant advantages over the use of real time ultrasound.