The Value of Gold Coast Pelvic Health
Expert in Pelvic Health
Pelvic floor problems can be challenging to manage and confronting to talk about. At Gold Coast pelvic health you will be supported along your journey towards optimal pelvic health. Using my expertise, specialist knowledge and deep understanding of pelvic floor problems, you’ll receive real solutions and experience true results. Get in touch to book an expert pelvic health consult.
What is a Pelvic Health and continence Physiotherapist?
The area of Pelvic Health care has dramatically evolved over the past few decades with focusing shifting to a multidisciplinary and holistic approach for conditions "below the belt" such as urinary and bowel continence problems, pelvic pain, lumbopelvic pain and sexual function problems.
Pelvic floor Physiotherapy is an essential and integral part of holistic health care management of these conditions with high degree training required to deliver a specialised skill set in this often challenging area.
A Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist is a highly qualified Physiotherapist who has also done extra study with postgraduate studies such as a Clinical Masters to be able to specialize in Continence and Women’s Health. This ensures the necessary skill set and knowledge to assess and treat patients with pelvic floor dysfunction receive a thorough and comprehensive assessment of the pelvic floor muscles and an understanding of the involvement of pelvic organs and lumbopelvic muscles and joints in the treatment of complex pain conditions and bowel and bladder problems.
What to expect at a consultation and treatment?
You don't need a doctor's referral to see a pelvic floor physiotherapist, a specialist such as a urologist, colorectal, gastroenterologist, gynecologist, urogynecologist or obstetrician and a General practitioner may refer you to this highly specialized service. Both a chronic disease management plan and Private Health extras will also provide you with rebates for this specialized Physiotherapy service.
The initial sessions will involve a full history of your condition and symptoms of bother including bladder and bowel function, pain, musculoskeletal, sexual function and medical and surgical history. They will also be interested in your fitness and job activities. A pelvic floor assessment via real time ultrasound (transabdominal or transperineal) may take place or an internal examination as indicated and discussed with you by your Pelvic Health physiotherapist.
Treatment may include a specific individualised strength and conditioning or down training pelvic floor training program targeting the noted deficits in the muscle and contributions to symptoms. Biofeedback in the form of electromyography or electrical stimulation may be used as well as real time ultrasound and manual treatment of the pelvic and spinal joints and muscles may be required. Advice about daily activities and fitness, as well as how to fix your bladder and bowel problem, will be provided. Functional training of the pelvic floor gets your muscles back working effectively when you need them.
Treatment time frames range from 12 weeks to 6 months, and will often require fortnightly to monthly appointments to get you your best and efficient outcomes.
Got questions? Call to find out more!
Meet Dr Elle Pidgeon
Welcome to Gold Coast Pelvic Health!
I have over 10 years experience helping Women, Men and Children continence, pelvic health, pelvic pain and well being.
I created this highly specialised service for the Gold Coast community to that is dedicated to the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction and lumbopelvic conditions including bladder and bowel dysfunction and incontinence, sexual dysfunction, pelvic pain, pregnancy and postnatal care.
These professional specialist pelvic health consulting services are in collaboration with medical centres and Medical Specialists on the Gold Coast to ensure a multidisciplinary care and expert pelvic floor dysfunction service is provided to patients from the Northern and Southern Gold Coast region, South Brisbane and the rural and regional areas of southeast Queensland and Northern New South Wales.
I am a Doctor of Physiotherapy and an Australian Physiotherapy Association Titled member of the Women's health and Continence Physiotherapy specialist group which is the highest award given by the Australian Physiotherapy college. I have additional qualifications in rehabilitation for pelvic floor dysfunction for postnatal women and men post prostatectomy, conservative management of prolapse, chronic pelvic pain and lumbopelvic pain and dysfunction.
My clinical focus is building a supportive and compassionate environment for patients that is collaborative with medical professionals, efficient and results-driven relationship. I provide evidenced based strategic planning to innovative your unique pelvic health solutions. I will work with you to create a holistic individualised plan of action and long term self management strategies that are effective and individualised.
I look forward to meeting you,
Director Gold Coast pelvic health & physiotherapy clinic
APAM, MACPS, AHPRA registered.
APA Titled Women’s Health and Continence Physiotherapist
Doctor of Physiotherapy
Master of Clinical Physiotherapy (major Women’s Health and Continence)
PostGradCertificates (Pelvic Floor muscle Rehabilitation, pain management and conservative management of pelvic organ prolapse)
Bachelor of Biomedical and Exercise Science
Get in touch to learn more about my vision and my specialized consulting approach.
Consulting with Purpose
Clinical Expertise. Intuition. Ingenuity.
Strategic Pelvic Health Care Design
A Comprehensive Approach
Individualised Pelvic Health Care
The Path to Success
Tailored Pelvic Health Care Consultation
My Endo and pelvic pain was getting worse every month and my periods were my most dreaded time for me.
With Elle's expertise I now understand my pain and how to mange it myself.
Along with my pain management team and specialist I am an Endo survivor and am pain free and happily living the life
I WANT TO!
I was guided and supportive from start to finish. The advice I received prior to my prostate removal surgery and rehab post was what kept me going. After 12 weeks Golf here I come!
After a merry-go-round of seeing health professionals for my pelvic pain and back pain, I finally got the answers and guidance I needed. Now I can play sports again and enjoy my drive to and from work!
I had complications after surgeries and I felt my bowel and bladder pelvic floor problems were limiting my life with my grandchildren and hobbies. I have learnt invaluable strategies and I am empowered to manage my conditions.
After kids I never thought I'd run or do bootcamp again....I'm back at the Gym! Doing the activities I love and my pelvic floor problems are NO longer restricting my LIFE!
Have a pelvic floor problem you’re trying to deal with? Contact me today and see what I can do for you.
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