Women's Health

What is Women's Health Physio?

Do you feel like you have never quite recovered fully since childbirth?

Do you suffer with involuntary urine leakage with no control or with impact activities?

Do you have a heaviness feeling with weight bearing?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should book an appointment with our Womens Health physio.

Women’s health physio is the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction and disorders including incontinence, prolapse and treatment for pain or pelvic floor symptoms during and after pregnancy. While pregnancy and childbirth are very common causes of urinary incontinence they are not the only risk factors.


Common conditions we treat

Stress incontinence – the loss of small amounts of urine with effort or physical activity (e.g coughing or jumping).

Urge incontinence – a sudden, uncontrollable urge to pass urine which can lead to involuntary loss of urine before you make it to the toilet.

Pelvic organ prolapse – a prolapse occurs when the organs drop from their usual position due to a stretch or weakening of the supportive structures. Often a dragging or heaviness can be felt.

Pre- and post-natal - pregnancy and childbirth can increase stress and strain on your back, pelvis, and pelvic floor and abdominal muscles. Pelvic girdle pain, abdominal muscle separation or pelvic floor muscle dysfunction are common conditions during this time. .


Physiotherapy Treatment

  • Improving control of your bladder and bowel
  • Pelvic floor muscle strengthening
  • Education and advice
  • Bladder retraining
  • Preventing and reducing incontinence
  • Techniques for managing urgency
  • Advice on lifestyle changes
  • Manual therapy and massage during pregnancy
  • Pre and post natal pilates
  • Core stabilisation re-training

Two of our senior physiotherapists, Imogen(left) and Amelia(right), have completed post graduate study in assessing and treating these conditions.

Physiotherapy is a recommended first line of treatment for urinary incontinence and has been proven to be very effective in reducing symptoms and improving bladder control.

Click here too book a FREE 10 min phone call to answer any further questions, and find out if this is the right service for your needs.


FAQ's

What do I need to bring to my appointment?

    If you have a referral from your GP or surgeon please bring this along. Otherwise just bring yourself.

How long are the appointments?

    Initial appointments are 60 minutes and follow up appointments are 30 minutes.

What will my appointment involve?

    Your appointment will start with an assessment of your bladder and bowel function as well as your medical history. The pelvic floor muscles will be assessed and this may include an internal examination. Education and advice specific to your condition will be provided as well as exercises.

What can I expect from my treatment?

    Treatment will be specific to your condition. You will leave with an individualised treatment program consisting of exercises, education and advice on reducing and improving your symptoms.

Clinic Hours

Takanini

  • 7am - 7pm
  • 8am - 12 Noon

Karaka

  • 8am - 6pm
  • 7am - 7pm
  • 7am - 5pm
  • 8am - 7pm
  • 7am - 4pm
  • 8am - 12 Noon
Questions?

Email Us

Call us at Takanini

09 2997677

Call us at Karaka

09 2967677