At our New Farm (Brisbane) studio, our Women’s Health physiotherapists provide treatment options for:
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- Pregnancy and postpartum concerns,including:
- Pregnancy related pelvic pain (sacroiliac or pubic symphysis pain)
- Postnatal thoracic pain
- Rectus diastasis
- Bladder and bowel concerns (incontinence, OAB/urge, constipation)
- Pelvic organ prolapses
Along with one-on-one appointments our Women’s Health physiotherapists as well as Women’s Health Exercise Physiologists offer pre and postnatal Pilates and fitness classes:
- Pregnancy Reformer classes: To keep you active during your pregnancy
- Pregnancy Mat classes: To strengthen and stretch specific muscle groups that may be weakened during your pregnancy.
- Mums and Bubs Reformer classes: To help your body recover from the changes it experienced during pregnancy and childbirth.
- Pregnancy Studio classes: To keep you strong and energised throughout your pregnancy.
- Mums and Bubs Strength classes: Become stronger and fitter after the birthing experience.
Our pregnancy and postnatal classes policy and procedure are available: here.
What should you expect at a Women’s Health physiotherapy appointment?
The first appointment with any new patient is 45 minutes in length and begins by documenting a history of the patient. Our Women’s Health physiotherapists will then build a personalised treatment by identifying the problem and establishing what your goals are.
Following the initial discussion, a physical examination may be performed. This is different for everyone, depending on the predominant issue, though can include:
- Posture and functional movement assessment
- Examination of the myofascial system
- Pelvic examination (internal and external), including:
- Functional tone and activation of pelvic floor muscles and pelvic organ prolapse presence
- Real-time ultrasound of abdominal muscles or pelvic contents
- Biofeedback assessment of pelvic floor function
Throughout the examination, your physiotherapist will explain the process and discuss what your treatment should focus on, as well as what your expectations are, in order to work towards your recovery goals.
To make an appointment at our New Farm studio, call our reception staff on 07 3358 3915 or click the link below. Please, be sure to request one of our Women’s Health physiotherapists.
Pregnancy & Exercise
Exercise during pregnancy is evidence-based and safe for most pregnant women to engage in.
- prepare the body for the demands of parenthood
- Improve strength for labour
- Reduce the risk of developing gestational diabetes
- Pelvic girdle pain and lower back pain.
Regular exercise also assists in boosting mood and self-esteem. A women’s health exercise physiologist is trained in the safe delivery of evidence-based, individualised, and safe exercise programs for women at all stages of pregnancy, even those who have never exercised before.