Women’s Health services including Continence and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy are available at SPORTSMED·SA Stepney and Morphett Vale with our Physiotherapist Rebekah Mauger.
Rebekah has a special interest in Women’s Health and is focused on working with her patients to understand their goals and concerns. Below you can find some information regarding Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy.
The Pelvic Floor muscles are a hammock like structure from the pubic bone to the tail bone. They help support organs in the pelvis. These organs in women are the bladder, uterus and the bowels. The urethra, vagina and anus pass through the pelvic floor muscles. The pelvic floor muscles help control your bladder and bowel movements, urge to void and sexual function. Therefore it is important to have a strong and coordinated pelvic floor.
Women, younger and older, need to use their pelvic floor muscles. Pelvic floor muscles may weaken over time due to:
- Child birth
- Heavy lifting
- Chronic cough/sneezing
- Being overweight
Like other muscles in the body, the pelvic floor can be trained to become stronger through exercise and weight training.
Rebekah is able to assess and treat the following symptoms:
- Leaking when coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercising
- Strong urges to void suddenly
- Frequently needing to go to the toilet
- Difficulty emptying bladder or bowels
- Accidentally passing wind
- Prolapse (heaviness, bulging, discomfort or dropping)
- Unable to make it to the toilet in time
- Constipation / Diarrhoea
- Pre, Peri and Postnatal aches/pains and exercise
- Post Mastectomy Surgery
- Surgical Rehabilitation
Rebekah will be happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have in a relaxed and professional environment.
For all appointments and enquiries with Rebekah at Stepney, please contact 08 8362 8122. For Morphett Vale, please call 08 8326 2111.