Women’s Health

Our physiotherapist offers women's health physiotherapy services with a special interest in pregnancy, postnatal and pelvic floor physiotherapy care.

About our Women's Health Services

Physiotherapist Genevieve Angley has a special interest in women’s health and is focused on working with her patients to understand their goals and concerns.

Prenatal care and pregnancy

Back, neck and rib pain, pelvic girdle or abdominal pain. Abdominal muscle separation or weakness. Pelvic Floor Concerns.

Postnatal

Back, neck, pelvic and coccyx pain. Abdominal muscle separation or weakness. Mastitis. Pain after vaginal delivery or caesarean section.

Bowel

Faecal incontinence, urgency, constipation, issues emptying.

Bladder

Urinary incontinence, urgency and frequency.

Pain

Endometriosis, pelvic pain, sexual pain.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Heaviness, bulging, discomfort or dropping.

Service Location

  • Stepney Healthcare Hub
  • Morphett Vale

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Adelaide Hydrotherapy, 11a Welland Avenue, Welland SA 5007

Overview

Our physiotherapists Nicola Glen, Jenny Roberts and Tenille Schammer offer hydrotherapy sessions weekly at Adelaide Hydrotherapy, Welland.

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Mitcham Rehab 9 Princes Road, Kingswood SA 5062

Overview

Our APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist Anita Bruce and Podiatrists Carlie Altmann and Jarrod Hales are available weekly at Mitcham Rehab.

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sportsmed 59 Ocean Street Victor Harbor SA 5211

Overview

Our orthopaedic surgeons provide regular consultation services at Victor Harbor. The surgeon currently consulting in Victor Harbor is Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist & Hand Surgeon Dr Domenic Leonello. Dr Leonello has extensive experience in providing our patients with the best possible orthopaedic care and treatment, with a focus on long-term outcomes.

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St Agnes Specialist Centre 1251 North East Road Ridgehaven SA 5097

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Our Hip and Knee Surgeon Dr Adrian Bauze consults weekly at the St Agnes Specialist Centre. Dr Bauze specialises in preventative care, treatment and rehabilitation for a range of ailments, injuries and conditions including bone, joint, muscle, ligament, tendon, nerve and arthritis pain of the hip and knee.

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Northcare Physio 192 Park Terrace Salisbury Plain SA 5109

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Our Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Adrian Bauze consults at Northcare Physio in Salisbury Plain every Wednesday with appointments available for urgent enquiries. Dr Bauze is a hip and knee specialist.

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The Chiropractic Works 4/48 Main Road Normanville SA 5204

Overview

Our Podiatrists Bryce Woolard and Ambrose Willoughby are available weekly at The Chiropractic Works in Normanville. Bryce consults every Thursday, while Ambrose consults every Monday and Tuesday.

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sportsmed 2 Buronga Avenue Mount Gambier SA 5290

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Consultation services are offered fortnightly at Mt Gambier by Dr Domenic Leonello (Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Surgeon), Dr Tony Spriggins (Hip and Knee Surgeon), Dr Rob Wallace (Hip and Knee Surgeon) and Dr Nick Wallwork (Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Surgeon).

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Summit Health Centre 85 Wellington Road Mount Barker SA 5251

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Our Shoulder, Elbow, Hand and Wrist Surgeon Dr Justin Alexander consults regularly in Mt Barker at Summit Health Centre, providing a convenient service for patients in the Adelaide Hills region.

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Advantage Health Group 53 Eighth Street Mildura Victoria 3500

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Our Orthopaedic Surgeons Dr Shahram Shahrokhi and Dr Tony Spriggins consult at the Advantage Health Group in Mildura, Victoria. Dr Shahrokhi consults every fortnight with appointments available for urgent enquiries and specialises in the shoulder, hip and knee. Hip and Knee Surgeon Dr Spriggins consults monthly.

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Goolwa Medical Centre 9 Crocker Street Goolwa SA 5214

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Our Orthopaedic Surgeons Dr Domenic Leonello and Dr Claire Bolton currently consult at the Goolwa Medical Centre, monthly on a Monday. Dr Leonello is a Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Surgeon with extensive experience in providing our patients with the best possible orthopaedic care and treatment. Knee and Hip Surgeon Dr Claire Bolton specialises in sports knee injuries, ACL reconstruction, hip and knee replacements and lower limb trauma.

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8 Parap Place Parap Northern Territory 0820

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Our orthopaedic surgeons have consulted and operated in Darwin since 2004, offering world-leading and outstanding quality of care. They currently consult from the rooms of Territory Sportsmedicine at Parap as well as offering telehealth services to patients remotely.

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Broken Hill Base Hospital 176 Thomas Street Broken Hill NSW 2990

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Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Surgeon Dr Justin Alexander consults with public patients in regional New South Wales at the Broken Hill Base Hospital.

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sportsmed 225 Military Road, Henley Beach SA 5022

Overview

Henley Beach is a specialist healthcare clinic consisting of physiotherapists, podiatrists, massage therapists and orthopaedic surgeons. Our Henley Beach team offer patients access to world-leading and modern healthcare in their local community.

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sportsmed 344 Shepherds Hill Road, Blackwood SA 5051

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Blackwood is a specialist healthcare clinic featuring physiotherapy, podiatry, exercise physiology and massage services. Our Blackwood team offer patients access to world-leading and modern healthcare in their local community.

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sportsmed 118-120 Main South Road, Morphett Vale SA 5162

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Our Morphett Vale team offer patients access to world-leading and innovative healthcare services in their local community.

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sportsmed 32 Payneham Road, Stepney SA 5069

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Stepney is a state-of-the-art healthcare hub featuring a range of services and facilities, including South Australia’s only purpose-built orthopaedic hospital, two specialist clinics, sports doctors and general practitioners, allied health services including physiotherapy, massage, exercise physiology and podiatry, a gym, a clinical pilates studio, a pathology centre, radiology suite, pharmacy and onsite café.

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Meet our Women's Health Physiotherapist

 
Genevieve Angley
Physiotherapist
Stepney Healthcare Hub

Pelvic Floor Muscles

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.

Pelvic Floor Muscle Training

Women, younger and older, need to use their pelvic floor muscles. Pelvic floor muscles may weaken over time due to:

  • Pregnancy
  • Child birth
  • Constipation
  • Heavy lifting
  • Chronic cough/sneezing
  • Aging
  • Being overweight
Like other muscles in the body, the pelvic floor can be trained to become stronger through exercise and weight training.

Seeking professional help

Genevieve 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
Genevieve will be happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have in a relaxed and professional environment.

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