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Women's Health

Pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause result in dramatic changes to a woman's body.  Each life stage brings different challenges for the pelvis and pelvic floor.  Women's health physiotherapy can help you if you have any of the following concerns:

  • Urinary incontinence

  • Faecal incontinence

  • Chronic constipation and obstructed defaecation

  • Pelvic organ prolapse

  • Dyspareunia (pain with sexual intercourse)

  • Vaginismus

  • Overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome.  Symptoms of OAB include a sudden and very strong feeling of needing to urinate (urgency), going to the toilet frequently, and sometimes leaking urine before you can get to the toilet (urge incontinence)

Pelvic floor consultations are conducted in a private room.  Depending on your problem you may be asked to do a bladder or bowel diary at home to assess your bladder or bowel function.   It is usual to perform a thorough physical examination, including, with your consent, an internal examination, to assess pelvic floor muscle strength, endurance and ability to contract and relax.  This ensures that pelvic floor muscle training can be customised for each individual.

Pre and Post-Natal Care

Pregnancy is a special time in a woman's life.  Women's health physiotherapy is there to help with pregnancy-related conditions such as:

  • Pelvic girdle, pubic symphysis and back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Abdominal muscle separation (rectus diastasis)
  • Blocked milk ducts/Mastitis.

 We are stockists for Pregnancy Shorts and Recovery Shorts

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Update for our Patients

Posted by Eqphysio on 27 March 2020
  Equilibrium Physiotherapy will remain to be open to provide care to our patients as we continue to sincerely value the health and well being of our employees, patients and community. To ...
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A message to our patients

Posted by Eqphysio on 19 March 2020
  Equilibrium Physiotherapy sincerely values the health and wellbeing of our employees, patients and community. We are currently open as usual, however as this is a constantly evolving s...
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Pregnancy-Related Pelvic Pain

Posted by Eqphysio on 28 February 2020
Pregnancy-Related Pelvic Pain
Many women experience pain in the pelvic joints during or after pregnancy. Pelvic joint pain may occur because of: Changes to your posture and physique Increased pressure on yo...
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