Services Women’s Health Physiotherapy Services

Women’s Health Physiotherapy Services

At HBF Physio, we have a number of skilled and qualified physiotherapists with a specialised interest in women’s health related issues and continence.

Our Women’s Health services

Our experienced team works closely with urologists, sexual health physicians and exercise specialists to ensure optimal care for women.

Women’s health services are available at our Baldivis, Busselton and Midland clinics.

Women’s Health conditions we help treat

It’s more than just an appointment, we’re committed to helping you achieve your best quality of life.

Pelvic floor muscle weakness can affect many women as pregnancy, childbirth and menopause can all weaken the pelvic floor muscles. Our physiotherapists can assess your pelvic floor muscle strength and give you a tailored exercise program to get those important muscles functioning at their best.

Many women, and men, are affected by leaking of urine that they can’t control, but often the majority of these people do not seek help for it. This condition can be successfully treated by a specialist physiotherapist at HBF Physio.

Symptoms of an overactive bladder involve needing to pass urine frequently and urgently. This can also result in urinary leakage when you ‘don’t make it’ on time. These overactive bladder symptoms can be treated with specialised physiotherapy treatment.

Prolapse in the bladder, bowel and/or uterus is a very common condition especially in women who have had children. The symptoms can include ‘heaviness’ in the vagina, feeling or seeing a lump or bulge in the vagina. Under the guidance of your physiotherapist, prolapse can often be successfully treated by improving the strength of the pelvic floor muscles.

Painful sexual intercourse, otherwise known as Dyspareunia, can have many causes. These could include overactive/tight pelvic floor muscles, scar tissue after vaginal childbirth and hormonal changes. Your physiotherapist can assess and treat the factors causing your pain and work with you to manage the problem.

Vulvodynia and vaginismus are conditions where people have moderate to severe pain and/or spasms in the vulval/vaginal area. Your physiotherapist can help you by carrying out a thorough assessment and working with you to manage and treat the problem.

Bowel incontinence, or constipation, is a very common problem and is one of the main factors contributing to pelvic floor weakness and prolapse. Both constipation and bowel incontinence can be successfully treated by a continence and one of our women’s health physiotherapists.

Physiotherapists use ultrasound treatment for blocked milk ducts and mastitis in new mothers looking to breastfeed their babies. Targeted treatment can help to resolve these painful conditions quickly.

Some breastfeeding mothers experience grazed or cracked nipples, and we offer low level laser therapy to help improve the healing time for the injured nipple.

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