Women’s Health and Continence Physiotherapy
Caring and Professional Pelvic Floor Treatment
Are you embarrassed about bladder control problems?
Are you often worried about finding the closest toilet when you are out of the house?
Are waterworks problems affecting your work and recreational life?
Scarborough Physio and Health offers a Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapy service that can help you manage your problems and get you back to living pain free and shame free in your community!
Rachel Hollingworth, our Women’s Health and Continence Physiotherapist, has had over 5 years experience working in pelvic floor dysfunction and she has experience treating the following conditions:
Bladder and bowel control problems (incontinence)
Overactive bladder (urinating frequently and urgently)
Sexual pain disorders (vaginismus, vulvodynia)
Constipation and bowel emptying problems
Pregnancy-related hip, pelvic and back pain (SPD, SIJ pain, round ligament pain)
Postnatal conditions: 3rd and 4th degree tears, rectus diastasis, perineal pain, musculoskeletal pain and pelvic floor/abdominal muscle rehabilitation
Preoperative work up and post-operative care for gynaecological and urological surgeries
Pre and post-prostatectomy care for men
You’ll feel comfortable with our friendly staff and facilities
Our consulting room provides a comfortable, private environment where our physiotherapist can adequately and effectively assess and treat your concerns.
3 Myths About Continence – Debunked!
I don’t need treatment, it will get better of its own accord.
This statement can be somewhat true for women recovering from having a baby or even men after prostate surgery, however for the majority of men and women, pelvic floor problems tend to develop gradually over time from bad lifestyle habits and ongoing pelvic floor weakness and leaving it untreated will often make the problem worse! For women who have just had a baby or men who have had prostate surgery – pelvic floor training will hasten their recovery to becoming dry.
If I increase my exercise regime, my bladder control issues will go away!
Again, in a minority of cases, this statement can be true. But for the majority of men and women with bladder and bowel control problems, increasing their exercise regime may increase leakage and even weaken their pelvic floor further! It is important to find out what exercise is appropriate to do when you have a pelvic floor problem so that you can stay active and healthy. The right type of exercise can have a beneficial effect on your pelvic floor!
I’ve tried pelvic floor exercises before – and they didn't help my problem.
Studies have shown that up to 50% of women cannot contract their pelvic floor muscles correctly following written or verbal instruction and 25% adopt a technique that can weaken their pelvic floor. Pelvic floor programs need to be designed for what exactly your pelvic floor needs. One person’s pelvic floor may lack strength, another endurance, another – appropriate timing. Everyone’s pelvic floor problem is different and requires a comprehensive assessment, training program and ongoing follow up to achieve the right results.
If you suffer with pelvic floor problems, you don’t have to suffer any longer – book an appointment today!
Servicing North Brisbane and the Redcliffe peninsula, including: Scarborough, Redcliffe, Newport, Margate, Clontarf, Kippa Ring, Woody Point, Brighton, Deception Bay, Mango Hill, North Lakes, Rothwell and beyond.
Find us at:
Cnr of Landsborough Ave, and Bunton Streets, Scarborough QLD 4020 Australia