Women’s health physiotherapist Perth

Women’s Health Physiotherapy
Chronic pain is a key element of our women’s health physio services in West Perth. Your GP may also refer you to a women’s health physiotherapist or a gynaecologist if you experience urinary leakage, pelvic pain or prolapse. These are the most common symptoms that indicate a pelvic floor weakness, and this is where the physio comes in to help you manage your symptoms. At woom, our women’s health physios work closely together with the gynaecologist and dietitian, to help you manage your symptoms.
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Chronic pain expert Perth

Treatment of chronic pain
Physiotherapy can often help with quick pain relief, and if the pain becomes chronic then our physios will help you restore strength, stability, flexibility and movement.

We believe that - rather than focusing on a short term fix - you deserve a long-term solution for chronic pain. Part of our work is about empowering you and encouraging self-management of your pain.

Mia Royce - Woom
Mia Royce

Physiotherapist

As a woman, we are often told that the pain associated with periods, fibroids or sore joints before and after childbirth, is just part of what it means to be a woman. If pain drags on for years, it can impact the way you live your life, the quality of your relationships and your professional achievements. We are here to help you across the whole spectrum of women’s health: Our gynaecologist helps you get really clear about what causes your pain, our psychologist can offer support and guidance to cope with your discomfort, and as a women’s health physio we work on quick pain relief and self-management for the long term.

When we assess your situation, your treatment may be deemed medically necessary and you can then claim your sessions from your private health fund. Ask for a specific item code when you discuss physiotherapy sessions at Woom, to inform with your private health insurer about the amount claimable.

After our first assessment, we will create a treatment plan, making sure that we work on long-term improvements, pain relief and strengthening.

Women's health physiotherapist Perth
Women's health physiotherapist Perth

Women’s health physiotherapist Perth

Pelvic floor dysfunction and other
conditions we treat

Pelvic floor dysfunction is the most common problem seen by our women’s health physiotherapists. Pregnancy and childbirth would often be the main cause of this dysfunction and it may become worse because of hormonal changes in menopause. In younger women, pelvic floor dysfunction can show up because you feel pain, or because you have poor muscle coordination resulting in tightness and tension.

So what would be the typical symptoms and conditions that we can help you with?

Physiotherapy after prolapse

Vaginal prolapse and physiotherapy
Vaginal prolapse is commonly treated by our specially trained physiotherapists here at Woom in West Perth.

Immediately post-birth it would be by addressing any bladder and bowel health issues, then strengthening your pelvic floor muscles to help support your organs. In some cases, a support pessary can be used to help support the organ(s) whilst the pelvic floor recovers in strength this may be long or short term in its use.

Rebekah Taylor - Woom
Rebekah Taylor

Women’s health physiotherapist

Prolapse of the bladder, bowel or uterus can all be treated with physiotherapy.

Women often ask us if they can fall pregnant again after they had a vaginal prolapse. It is common to have a degree of prolapse following pregnancy and childbirth.

Rebekah Taylor - Woom
Rebekah Taylor

Women’s health physiotherapist

Many women may have a small degree of uterine prolapse and simply not know. Therefore, the chances of the prolapse affecting falling pregnant again are low.

However, if the prolapse is significant there may be a barrier to sperm being able to reach the egg and this will need discussing with your gynaecologist and physiotherapist. At Woom, we look at the bigger picture of your women’s health and beyond the discomfort that you may currently experience. You can see our CREI certified Fertility Specialist, and your women’s health physiotherapist will coordinate with your gynaecologist to make sure we look at your expectations for the future.

Antenatal exercises to avoid prolapse

Antenatal physiotherapy
We know that pregnancy and childbirth often result in some degree of prolapse. So our focus as your women’s health physiotherapist is always to maintain your pelvic floor strength. In reality, many women are walking around with a degree of vaginal prolapse without really knowing it.
Women's health physiotherapist Perth
Women's health physiotherapist Perth

We prefer to be by your side and help you maintain your pelvic floor strength to avoid a prolapse, and to avoid problems at a later stage in your life.

Rebekah Taylor - Woom
Rebekah Taylor

Women’s health physiotherapist

When we help you avoid a prolapse, we also discuss healthy bladder and bowel habits during pregnancy.

Pelvic floor exercises for strengthening

Pelvic floor strengthening
So which basic pelvic floor exercises should we all be doing, regardless of the stage we’re at in our lives?

It’s quite simple: Every woman should be practising pelvic floor contractions daily regardless of her life stage and whether she has had children.

Rebekah Taylor - Woom
Rebekah Taylor

Women’s health physiotherapist

The contraction is very simply imagining that one is stopping the passing of wind and water at the same time. See how long this can be held for and then repeat up to 10 times. This should also then be done quickly ten times.

It is also a good idea to try and squeeze your pelvic floor muscles before your laugh/cough or sneeze.

Women’s health physiotherapist Perth

Constipation and physiotherapy

Constipation is often the root cause of some pelvic floor conditions. Good bowel health contributes to good pelvic floor strength. Being constipated can result in weakness and ultimately prolapse. Physiotherapy will address the underlying issues such as diet and lifestyle as well as positioning and breathing on the toilet.

At Woom in West Perth, we are a women’s health hub and work together on all aspects of your health as a woman: from paediatric gynaecology, through to adult gynaecology and fertility consultations, through to menopause management. At all times, we can count on the expertise of our accredited dietitian Nick Nation, to support the care plan that we create for you.

Perth women’s health physiotherapist

Women’s Health Physiotherapists at woom Perth
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Rebekah Taylor - Woom
Rebekah Taylor

Women’s Health physiotherapist

Mia Royce - Woom
Mia Royce

Physiotherapist

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