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WOMEN’S HEALTH

All About Physio offers a range of Women’s Health Support.

Alterations to the normal function of the pelvic floor structures are very common. These structures: muscles, ligaments, nerves and fascia support the pelvic organs in their normal position and help to give us bladder and bowel control.

There are a number of factors that can affect these structures, like: pregnancy and labour, decreased hormones linked to menopause, surgery, obesity, heavy lifting, bad bladder and bowel habits and other medical conditions.

If you leak urine when you laugh, cough or sneeze; if you have the urge to go to the toilet; if your quality of life and relationship is being affected by poor pelvic floor function, you are not alone!  Over 30% of women present with some degree of urinary incontinence and 10% of men.

If you recognize some of these symptoms, seek the help of your GP or have a consultation with our specialized physiotherapist to develop strategies to avoid activities that will further weaken the pelvic support, get expert advice on pelvic floor muscle education, good bowel and bladder habits and bladder retraining program.

HOW CAN PHYSIO HELP?
  • Manage lower back, neck and pelvic pain
  • Improve your posture
  • Understand good bowel and bladder habits
  • Manage stress and urge incontinence
  • Increase general fitness
  • Care for your joints
  • Learn appropriate core exercises
  • Learn correct pelvic floor exercises
  • Return to your exercise routine or sports

PELVIC FLOOR

If you leak urine when you laugh, cough or sneeze; if your quality of life and relationship is being affected by poor pelvic floor function, you are not alone!! Over 30% of women present with some degree of urinary incontinence and 10% of men.

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles, fascia and ligaments that sit like a hammock covering the floor of your pelvis. It extends from the pubic bone to the tail bone and from side to side. They provide support the internal organs and assist in closing the urethra and anus passages, helping to control bladder and bowel function and also sexual function.

The pelvic floor has also an important role as part of the core muscles. The core muscles when engaged properly are very important in providing stability to the lumbo-pelvic area.


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BE AWARE OF YOUR PELVIC FLOOR IF YOU ARE:
  • Pregnant or ever had a baby
  • Pre-post menopause
  • Overweight
  • Lifting heavy weights
  • Often straining on the toilet
  • Coughing too much due to smoking, asthma, allergies.
  • An elite athlete If you had gynaecological surgery, back pain history or suffer from trauma or injury to the pelvic area

ASK US FOR HELP IF:
  • Leakage when you cough, sneeze and lift
  • Urgency to go to the toilet
  • More than 6 toilet visits during the day and more than 2 at night
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Straining, difficulty to start the flow
  • Lower back and pelvic pain

 

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Women’s Health

RENATA ASINELLI

Renata is a Brazilian physiotherapist working in Australia in private practice for the last 5 years. She has developed a great interest in women’s heath physio after experiencing firsthand the powerful transformations that happen in women’s bodies during and after pregnancy. Since 2008 she has been undertaking nationwide courses related to this topic.