Pelvic Floor Physio Brisbane Specialist

At South City Physiotherapy, we take an holistic approach to the pelvic health of every patient.

Pelvic health issues can impact on women in a variety of ways, including bladder and bowel control, lower back pain, and painful intercourse.

We provide pelvic floor physiotherapy and rehabilitation treatment designed to support women who suffer from all types of pelvic floor dysfunction.

What causes pelvic pain?

Pelvic floor dysfunction is commonly the result of the pelvic floor muscles becoming weaker over time. Surgery, childbirth and the menopause can be why you suffer pelvic pain, as can constipation, obesity and heavy lifting.

Common symptoms that indicate problems with the pelvic floor include not being able to fully empty the bladder and bowel, other types of bowel problems, pain during sex and an aching lower back.

As part of a programme of treatment, our physiotherapists will work with you to devise pelvic floor exercises to help rehabilitate and exercise the muscles that have become weaker over time.

What is unique about pelvic floor physiotherapy?

In addition to general physiotherapy, pelvic health physio is a special interest of the South City Physiotherapists team.

We are experienced in assessing pelvic floor muscles, and can help you strengthen those muscles through a combination of pelvic floor exercises and specialist equipment.

What issues does pelvic floor physiotherapy treatment address?

Physiotherapy and pelvic floor exercises can be used treat a variety of conditions and symptoms associated with pelvic health.

These include pelvic organ prolapse and post-natal damage to the pelvic floor muscle.

Pelvic floor physiotherapy can also address problems with bowel function and urinary incontinence, as well as bladder pain and flatulence.

Some women also experience constipation, anorectal pain and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and other pelvic pain conditions, all of which can be treated with physiotherapy.

Pelvic floor physiotherapy can also help to address pudendal neuralgia, a common cause of chronic pelvic pain.

Pelvic pain conditions

Most women will experience some degree of pelvic pain during their lives. These conditions can include pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence and pelvic girdle pain.

Painful intercourse can also be a consequence of pelvic floor dysfunction.

Pregnancy and childbirth can also have a detrimental effect on the strength and health of the pelvic floor muscle, with abdominal separation often being a result.

Why strong Pelvic floor muscles are important for women’s health

Pelvic health physiotherapy is highly effective for restoring and rehabilitating the pelvic floor muscle. This is essential for health and well-being, as well as comfort and self-confidence.

The effect of conditions like bowel dysfunction and urinary incontinence can be debilitating as it can make everyday living difficult.

Whatever your pelvic floor problems, we will work with you to achieve the best outcome possible.

Pelvic floor physiotherapy and pregnancy

Physiotherapy also supports women before, during and after pregnancy.

It can help in preparation for vaginal delivery, and in recovery from abdominal separation, as well as post-delivery rehabilitation of the pelvic floor muscle.

What treatment do we provide at our pelvic floor physio Brisbane clinic?

At our pelvic floor physio Brisbane practice we understand how important it is to your overall quality of life to have a strong pelvic floor and good pelvic health

Our pelvic floor physiotherapists are able to help you manage pelvic pain. Your appointment will begin with an assessment of your pelvic floor muscles, possibly including an internal examination, checking to see if there is any pelvic organ prolapse.

It may also include a musculoskeletal assessment.

We can then devise abdominal and pelvic floor exercises and techniques designed to greater control over your pelvic area.

If you have urinary incontinence or an overactive bladder, your pelvic floor physio will also provide helpful techniques that can assist you to control the urge to urinate, and education to help you develop healthy bladder and bowel habits.

We also offer our patients breathing training to improve muscle relaxation and enhance your overall life quality and sense of wellbeing.

Our pelvic floor physiotherapists can also address any pelvic health problems that arise during pregnancy and after childbirth, as well as provide pelvic floor rehabilitation and support post pelvic surgery.

The importance of pelvic floor rehabilitation

Pelvic floor rehabilitation is an important process because the pelvic floor muscles, just like abdominal muscles and other muscles in the body, can be trained and conditioned.

Rehabilitating the pelvic floor muscles gives you greater bladder and bowel control, supports the pelvic organs, and helps posture by strengthening your core.

Is pelvic floor physiotherapy covered by private health insurance?

It may be possible to reclaim some the cost of your pelvic floor physiotherapy via private health insurance. This will depend on the cover included in your policy.

Alternatively, if you would like to claim Medicare rebates for your treatments, this may be possible with your referral form your doctor if you have a Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDM).

Our Pelvic health physiotherapy team

All of our physiotherapists have appropriate post graduate qualifications and are qualified and experienced in all treatments pertaining to pelvic health, as well as providing our patients with education and advice on dealing with pelvic pain.

Book an appointment at out women’s health physio Brisbane clinic

There are a variety of quick and convenient ways for patients to book an appointment at South City Physiotherapists

Call us on (07) 3010 7400, use the online booking form, or make an appointment via email at scp@southcityphysio.com.au.

You can make an appointment Monday to Friday 7.00am to 7.00pm, and limited free parking is available on site.