Your Pelvic Health Specialist
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Women's Health Physiotherapy
This specialised Women’s Pelvic Health service will help you effectively manage your unique pelvic floor condition and symptoms.
At Gold Coast Pelvic Health & Physiotherapy we understand the importance of Women’s Health. Throughout a Woman’s life she may experience the many joys of becoming a woman with the commencement of menstruation, the excitement of pregnancy, the blissfulness of motherhood, the transition into menopause and the delight of becoming a grandmother.
During these time however, there may not be the smooth transitions as we hoped for, and that is why Gold Coast Pelvic Health & Physiotherapy has developed the Women’s Health and Wellbeing Physiotherapy service to provide expert advice in the assessment and treatment of female pelvic health and pelvic floor problems.
Common Conditions treated:
Pregnancy: Pelvic floor care during and after pregnancy, low back pain during pregnancy, pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy and postnatal recovery, Abdominal separation
Urinary Symptoms: Stress urinary incontinence (leaking with a cough, sneeze or exercise), urge urinary incontinence (Leaking on way to the toilet), nocturia (going to the toilet a lot over night), mixed urinary incontinence, Overactive bladder-dry/wet, Frequency and voiding dysfunction, Bladder pain syndromes.
Bowel Symptoms: Constipation, Fecal incontinence, Obstructive defecation (can’t empty bowels completely), rectal prolapse and intussusception, pelvic floor dyssynergia, haemorrhoids, obstetric anal sphincter injuries
Sexual dysfunction: Genitourinary pain disorders- Vaginismus (vaginal pain), dyspareunia (pain with intercourse), vulvodynia (vulvar pain)
LumboPelvic pain: Coccyx pain, groin, hip and lower back pain, Vulvar pain, vulvar vestibulitis, Pundenal neuralgia, Endometriosis, dysmenorrhea
Pre/post Surgery: Pre-operative assessment, pelvic floor strength, function and awareness prior to surgery, understanding about surgical outcomes and post-operative care
Facts about Women’s Health and Pelvic floor problems:
1 in 3 women who have had a baby suffer leakage with daily activities, exercise and a cough/sneeze or laughing
1 in 5 women suffer poor bowel and bladder control
1 in 2 women experience the symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse at some point in their life
1 in 5 women experience pelvic pain including endometriosis, tailbone pain, low abdominal or bladder pain/discomfort and sexual pain
30,000 women undergo pelvic surgery from prolapse management every year
Men's Pelvic Health
A Comprehensive Approach
At Gold Coast Pelvic Health & Physiotherapy we are leading the way in Men’s Health, preoperative and postoperative care for prostatectomy and pelvic health care for Men on the Gold Coast.
Common Conditions treated:
Prostatectomy: pre and post operative care and incontinence management
Pelvic pain: pudendal nerve, ano-rectal, prostatitis
Lumbopelvic pain: chronic low back pain, sacroiliac joint pain
Bowel problems: constipation, IBS, hemorrhoids, incontinence, postoperative colorectal surgery
Bladder problems: incontinence, bladder pain, postoperative urological surgery
Facts about Men’s Health:
An estimated 30 per cent of men who visit the GP are affected by incontinence, yet more than two thirds do not discuss the issue. This is despite the fact that the majority of people can be cured or better managed.
For Australian men, prostate cancer is the most common form of internal cancer with a risk of 1 in 7 at the age of 75 men and at the age of 85 there is a 1 in 5 risk of developing prostate cancer (www.pcfa.org.au)
1 in 2 men experience urinary incontinence after prostate surgery
1 in 12 men experience chronic pelvic pain
Pelvic floor muscle training is an effective treatment for impotence and bladder and bowel incontinence
Childhood toilet training solutions
Incontinence problems like wetting the bed, daytime wetting or forgetting to go to the toilet are common and normal in young children. But the impacts of Child and adolescent continence problems may result in significant distress for families when child continence is not achieved at the expected time.
At Gold Coast Pelvic Health & Physiotherapy we understand that growing up possesses enough challenges on our children and youth, without dealing with the challenges, social anxiety, worry and fear of bowel and bladder child continence problems.
Facts about Child and Adolescent Continence:
By the age of four, most children have gained daytime bladder control, however, daytime wetting occurs in up to 12% of 5-17 year olds, and is more common in girls than boys.
One third of these children will also experience bedwetting
Bedwetting is a very common condition with approximately 1 in 5 children in Australia wetting the bed and up to 15% of 7 year old children and 1% of teenagers experience regular night-time wetting. It is also common for prolonged bed wetting to run in families.
Both of these problems tend to improve with age but children do not necessarily grow out of it and specialist medical help is needed to help resolve this problem.
Regular soiling affects about 1-3% of children, and it is more common in boys. Some of these children may also have problems with daytime wetting or bedwetting.
Constipation is common and occurs at some time in over 25% of children.
Interested in getting advice from an experienced and professional Pelvic Health Consultant? Call me today and see what I can do for you.