Women's Health Physiotherapy

At Rosanna Physio Centre, our physiotherapist team members are dedicated to helping people reduce pelvic pain and strengthen, recover, and regain control of their bodies. Our trained team of experts provides the best care and services for Women’s Health and pelvis concerns.

Physiotherapy is a gentle and strengthening form of physical therapy and can be used to help and often eliminate pain and discomfort in your pelvic floor.  You can visit our staff anytime, especially if you’re pregnant, during birth prep, postnatal, with osteoporosis, going through menopause, or even musculoskeletal injuries. 

Our devoted team will help you improve your strength and mobility to live a confident and pain-free life on your terms.


When should I start seeking help from a physiotherapist for women’s health?

Pelvic floor disorder (PFD) is incredibly common, and you may not even realize you have it.  Women, in particular, become so accustomed to dealing with pain that they are less likely to reach out for help. Our clinic is aware of the stereotypes, and we always advocate for your health, comfort, and quality of life.

Consider reaching out for a consultation and assessment if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Abdominal separation
  • Having a bulge emerge from the vagina or anus opening; prolapse
  • Uncomfortable or painful sex
  • Leaking or uncontrollable urine or stool 
  • Chronic pressure, inflammation, pain, or tension on the pelvis
  • Being pregnant or postnatal after childbirth
  • Constipation or irregular bowel movement
  • Pain in the vagina, pelvis, or bladder
  • Weak bones and muscles; osteoporosis
  • Weak pelvic floor
  • Loss of bone density and strength
  • A recent fibromyalgia diagnosis
  • OR any other pelvic health concerns
physio for pelvis and women’s health services

Everyone has a pelvis and a pelvic floor with muscles and connective tissue holding it together.  Your pelvic floor protects and keeps organs like your bladder, urethra, intestines, and rectum in place.  If you have a uterus, it is also located in the pelvis.

Why do I need to protect or strengthen my pelvic floor?

By improving the strength and mobility of your pelvis, you’re more likely to reduce pain and pressure.  This relief can help you live a more active, healthy, and accessible lifestyle.  In addition, if you’ve given birth or are pregnant, you know how dramatically your body can shift to accommodate the pregnancy. 

Here are some reasons you may seek women’s health physio services; if you are:

  • Pregnant
  • Doing Birth Prep and planning
  • In Postnatal recovery
  • Experiencing Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Living with Osteoporosis
  • Going through Menopause

     

Women’s physio services have become more common and less stigmatized over the years.  As a result, we’ve learned about the benefits of pelvic health and can eliminate multiple stressors on the body. 

Physio Services for Pregnancy, Birth Prep, and Postnatal

From peeing a little when you sneeze to potentially prolapsing after childbirth, being pregnant is hard and comes with risks.  With 1 in 4 women living with pelvic floor disorder, it’s no surprise they are curious and looking for the opportunity to try physiotherapy. 

Our team and expert physiotherapist believe you deserve access to exercises, services, and support to aid issues related to your pelvic floor. 

Here are some of the benefits of physiotherapy if you are or were pregnant:

  • Providing pelvic floor and pregnancy-safe exercise
  • Gaining stability and core strength
  • Regaining abdominal muscles
  • Pre-and post-operation recovery
  • A customized plan to fit your needs
  • Birth prep stretches and exercises
  • Control over blader
  • Retraining pelvic muscles
  • Return to exercise or running
  • And more

Please note: You do not need a doctor referral to visit our women’s physio services and receive an assessment.  However, our team is happy to work with your OB or another doctor / specialist to craft the best treatment and exercises for you.

Physio Services for Osteoporosis and Menopause

As you get older, you can feel your body changing. And when you hit menopause, your hormones and bodily functions start to alter your body drastically.

You may be familiar with the hot flashes and mood swings that come with menopause.  However, for many women, menopause makes them more likely to prolapse, have vaginal dryness, have pelvis pain, or lose strength and bone density (Osteoporosis). 

All of which can be managed with physio services so you can prevent and avoid being in pain or discomfort.

Physio Services for Musculoskeletal Injuries

Musculoskeletal injuries or disorders (MSD) can affect your muscles, tissue, tendons, and even bones, especially discs in the spine connecting to the pelvis. These injuries often come from pregnancy but can also happen for other reasons and can impact your pelvis, hip function, low back, tailbone, ribs, and more.

We know that musculoskeletal injuries are painful.  That’s why physiotherapy is one of the safest, most gentle, and highly effective ways to heal and regain strength. 

Reach out for a consultation if physiotherapy for women sounds right for you 

Our physiotherapist and team are dedicated to making you feel comfortable and positive about the health of your pelvic floor. We want to support you and customise each experience to regain a pain-free, happy, and active lifestyle. 

Please schedule an appointment here or call us on (03) 9457 2336 to learn about your pelvic health, set up a consultation, and get an assessment catered to your needs and well-being.