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Women’s Health physiotherapy, as its name suggests, refers to physiotherapy for conditions affecting women. The most common condition treated is female urinary incontinence.

Urinary incontinence can frequently respond to retraining the muscles of the pelvic floor. Ceridwen, one of the directors of Burleigh Heads and Broadbeach Physiotherapy Centres, and Natali both have a special interest in womens health physio (they’ve also both had 2 children each themselves!) and have both completed extra training in this area, so if you suffer from incontinence, book in for an assessment today.

Conditions Women’s Health Physiotherapy can help with

  • Exercise advice and classes during and after pregnancy
  • Rectus diastasis- splitting of the abdominal muscles during pregnancy
  • Pregnancy related back pain
  • Pubic symphysis during pregnancy
  • Blocked ducts or mastitis
  • Managing shoulder issues after breast surgery
  • Urinary urgency
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Faecal incontinence
  • Prolapse

If you are concerned about exercise during pregnancy, this article is a good resource to read.

One of the most common conditions treated is female urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence can frequently respond to retraining the muscles of the pelvic floor. Ceridwen and Natali both have a special interest in women’s health physio (they’ve also both had 2 children each themselves!) and have both completed extra training in this area, so if you suffer from incontinence, book in for an assessment today.

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has a great Q and A section on their website regarding urinary incontinence.

Signs of poorly controlled pelvic floor muscles:

  • Leaking urine when sneezing, coughing, running, laughing (or other sudden actions)
  • Not getting to the toilet in time
  • Tampons don’t stay in place
  • Vaginal or anal wind (flatus) when bending or lifting
  • Bulging felt at the vaginal opening (prolapse)
  • Difficulty emptying the bowel completely

You need special attention if you:

  • Are pregnant or a new mother
  • Are menopausal
  • Lift heavy objects often
  • Suffer from constipation
  • Are overweight
  • Cough frequently
  • Have low backache
  • Go to the toilet often to pass small amounts of urine

If you are experiencing any of these issues or would like to check or strengthen your pelvic floor muscles please contact us for further information and to book.

Our Women’s Health Physiotherapy Gurus

Ceridwen Way

Director & Principal Physiotherapist

Natali Zantvoort

Senior Physiotherapist

This service is available at the following locations

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Our Response to Covid-19

This page is up to date to our best knowledge, however, this is a rapidly evolving situation so we apologise for any potential delay in updating this information.

We want to reassure all our patients that we are following stringent infection control procedures in our clinic, and screen all people coming into the clinic, to exclude any patients that have any signs or symptoms consistent with Covid-19, as well as screening any patients that should be in isolation ie recently returned from overseas, or have been advised to isolate due to recent exposure with a known Covid-19 patient.

All our staff have now completed the Department of Health Covid-19 Infection Control Training.

What are we doing to minimise risk?

  • Screening patients for risk factors over the phone or through text messages before they attend appointments. Those with risk factors or symptoms are advised not to attend & to seek medical advice.
  • Hand sanitiser station at the front of the building must be used before you enter.
  • Following stringent infection control measures within the clinic. This includes
    • Disinfecting all beds, door handles, EFTPOS machine before and after each patient use.
    • Linen changed between each patient and commonly touched surfaces through the practice are cleaned regularly throughout the day.
    • Minimising the distances between clients in the waiting room- some chairs are outside undercover.
  • We have advised our team members not to come to work if they have cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • We are following all Department of Health recommendations for our type of business.

On the 30th March 2020 – the Australian government issued a statement that “People aged over 70, aged over 60 with pre-existing conditions, or Indigenous people aged over 50 should stay home wherever possible for their own protection.”

The decision to come in for physiotherapy treatment really is an individual one – if you feel that your treatment is medically necessary, and are comfortable with the risks of leaving your home and coming to physiotherapy, then rest assured that when you attend our physiotherapy clinic, we are following our strict infection control processes and doing everything we can to minimise your risk whilst in our care. However, we completely understand if you are not comfortable with coming in for treatment.

TELEHealth Consultations

We are offering telehealth consults and home visits (where suitable) for patients who cannot attend our clinic.

Read more about TELEhealth Consultations here.

Staying Healthy

  • Wash your hands often (and for 20 seconds) with soap and water
  • Cough into your elbow or use a tissue to cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze
  • Social distancing practices – Avoiding close contact with others, such as touching, including shaking hands
  • Limit contact with people who are sick, and stay home if you are sick and encourage employees to stay home when sick
  • Get 7-8 hours’ sleep a night to help your immune system stay strong
Please stay safe and take care of each other!

We are monitoring the situation very closely and will make adjustments to our business as we are further informed. Our priority is the health & well being of our patients and our staff. Thanks for your understanding.

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