Do you wish you could run, jump and cough without leaking? Do you have to rush to the toilet, or go just in case? We can help you.
In our women’s health clinic we aim to help integrate your pelvic floor muscles into everyday activity and exercise regimes and give you techniques to gain control over any overactive bladder symptoms. We will establish a baseline of muscle activation of the superficial and deep pelvic floor muscles and develop a home exercise program to improve tone and function of these muscles.
Here are just some of the issues we can help with:
- Urinary incontinence
- Overactive bladder
- Pregnancy / postnatal discomfort
- Exercise in pregnancy
- Pelvic floor dysfunction post pregnancy
- Rectus Diastisis (abdominal muscle separation)
- Spinal / postural advice
- Painful sex
- Vulvodynia / Vaginismus
- Faecal incontinence
What to expect
Your first appointment will be booked for one hour. In that time we will review the history of your problem and what your concerns and expectations are. Follow up appointments are 30 minutes.
You will receive an explanation of what therapy we can offer you and advice where appropriate.
Usually you will have a simple internal examination to assess the pelvic floor- no equipment (i.e. speculum) is used so it should be quite comfortable.
Depending on the result of the examination you will receive a personalised exercise and management program.
Frequently asked questions
How often will I need to come for consultations?
Generally most people will only require about 4-6 treatments over a 3 month time period. You will be given a written program of your exercises/management plan to enable you to work independently between reviews. Onward referral to a specialist will be discussed if needed.
What if I can’t work my pelvic floor?
Don’t worry – we have an electrical stimulation machine which will help you activate the muscles until you can do it by yourself. We are happy to loan one to you for up to 3 weeks so you can work these muscles at home between visits.
Will it work?
The optimum outcome from rehabilitation requires the exercise program to continue for 5-6 months.
Research has shown that in a 5 year follow-up after participation in an intensive exercise program there was a success rate of 60% after cessation of formal treatment (70% of the participants were still exercising at least once a week independently)
How much does it cost?
Initial 60 minute consultation: $170
Follow up 30 minute consultation: $90
Call us on 04 499 3504 today and ask to make an appointment with the women’s health clinic.
We look forward to having the opportunity to positively change your quality of life.