Pre-Natal Care

Back Pain

Our team of osteopaths, physiotherapists, massage therapists and pilates instructors all work together to help you enjoy a pain free pregnancy.

Pre-Natal Pilates Classes

Exercise safely with our trained instructors in our pre- and post-natal classes with a personalised program designed for you. Participants must have complete the introductory pilates package.

Pilates is a very safe form of exercise but it is advisable to have clearance from a medical practitioner prior to commencement especially if you haven’t exercised for a while or there are concerns with your pregnancy.

Pelvic Pain

Despite it being common, pain around the pelvic area is not a normal part of pregnancy. Our women’s health physiotherapists and osteopaths can help reduce your pain, improve your mobility and make your pregnancy more enjoyable.

Post-Natal Care

Post-Natal Check

A post-natal checkup with a women’s health physiotherapist at 6 weeks post-partum to assess and improve pelvic floor function is now recommended for every woman. This involves a pelvic floor check, abdominal check (for muscle separation), an organ positioning check and a plan for safe return to exercise. This will help prevent future pelvic floor complications common after pregnancy such as incontinence and prolapse.

Abdominal Correction

After birth, your abdominals will feel stretched and weak, or you may have developed a diastasis (a separation of the six pack muscles). A strong core will protect your back and makes carrying little ones so much easier. We can help with your recovery and design an exercise program for you.

Post-Natal Pilates

A personalised safe, effective exercise program which will help you get back to your pre-pregnancy exercise routines. In accordance with national guidelines it is not advisable to return to exercise until 6 – 8 weeks after giving birth. Participants who have previously participates in our Pilates program will need to book a re-assessment and have their program re-developed prior to enrolling in classes. Participants who are new to Pilates will need to complete the introductory Pilates pack and have their personalised program developed.

Specialist Care

Do you leak when coughing, sneezing or when exercising?
Have you given birth and not had your 6 week post natal check with a Physiotherapist?
Do things just not feel like how they used to since giving birth?
Have you had a hysterectomy or other pelvic surgery and not seen a Physiotherapist?

Incontinence

Leaking, going to the toilet frequently and urgently dashing to the toilet are symptoms that are common but not normal and could be a sign of pelvic floor or bladder dysfunction. Don’t cover up the problem – see a women’s health physiotherapist.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

You may not be able to see a prolapse, but you may feel a sensation of heaviness and dragging in the vaginal area. A prolapse can happen at any age and you don’t have to have given birth to have a this condition. A pelvic floor exercise program can reduce the symptoms and prevent further deterioration.

Pelvic Surgery

Hysterectomy or pelvic wall repair surgery are some of the procedures used to help correct a prolapse. It is vital that physiotherapy is undertaken post surgery to ensure a full recovery. Weak or damaged pelvic floor muscles are likely have been a contributing factor as to why a prolapse initially developed and a personalised program will help strengthen the muscles in the pelvic floor.
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Frequently Asked Questions

No you don’t. You are able to book in without a referral. However, you might be referred from your doctor or gynaecologist/ obstetrician. In this case our women’s health physiotherapist will be in communication with them.
Your initial assessment will take 1 hour. Subsequent consultations will be either 45 minutes or 30 minutes depending on each individual patient needs.
A follow up consultation may not always be needed. However depending on your individual case you may need follow up treatments and management.
Each of our consultations involves a thorough medical history and physical examination. The assessment may also include evaluation of your external pelvis, abdominal muscles, bladder and bowel function and anything else fitting. From this, an individually tailored treatment/ management plan will be developed for you.
Yes you can. Depending on your cover you are able to claim with HICAPs for your session. Please check with your private health to ensure you have extras cover that will cover your appointment.