Do I need a referral?
You do not need a referral to see a women’s health physiotherapist, but if you do have a referral or other investigations please bring them along! We ask that upon booking you specifically mention if you have pelvic floor dysfunction (incontinence/prolapse/weakness), so we can allow adequate time to best assess your condition (usually 1 hour appointments).
What happens during the first appointment?
Your first appointment will involve taking a very detailed history about your pelvic floor. This may include information about your bladder and bowel control, sexual function, fluid intake and lower back/ pelvic pain. You will also be asked about past pregnancies and child births and if any complications arose from them. Your appointment will usually include an internal vaginal examination with your consent. The internal examination is an important component of the appointment as it allows the physiotherapist to properly assess your pelvic floor muscles for any weakness, tightness or changes and for any degree of vaginal prolapse or pain.
Following the assessment, you will work through exercises with the therapist to best suit your goals. Together you will create a management plan tailored specifically to you, which will be monitored at each appointment. If you are thinking of beginning or returning to exercise, the therapist can help you work towards this safely and recommend which activities are most suitable.
Can I bring my baby with me to the appointment?
Absolutely! As long as you feel comfortable, your baby is more than welcome.
I've just got me period, should I cancel my appointment?
You can definitely still attend your appointment. Our physios are specifically trained to manage all things womens health!
What do I do next?
You can book online or if you are unsure whether or not a women’s health physiotherapist can help you, feel free to contact us to discuss your options. When booking your appointment be sure to mention Women’s Health. We are happy to contact you before your initial assessment if you are unsure if you are suitable or if you would like more information.
If you'd like to know more, email email@example.com, or phone us on 8084 4176.