(07) 3880 1649


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


Erectile dysfunction

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.


Dry Needling and Chronic Pelvic Pain

The title is enough to make you cringe, but what does the research out there show about the effectiveness of dry needling therapy for people suffering with chronic pelvic pain? First of all, a brief explanation on dry needling: Dry needling is a form of therapy that...

Physio for Chronic Pelvic Pain

Did you know that physiotherapy can effectively help you manage chronic pelvic pain? Several studies have shown that specific physiotherapy techniques can help alleviate the pain associated with: – painful bladder syndrome or interstitial cystitis –...

4 Things you MUST ask your health professional‏

Do you ever feel like you’re talking to a brick wall? I know I’ve felt this way sometimes You know the feeling. You go in to your GP or health professional, talk about your main issue, and you don’t feel like they are listening. Even I’ve had...

Meeting with the Prime Minister

On Wednesday 18th February I had the honour of meeting the current Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott. After joining the long list of hand shakers it was finally my turn. I introduced myself and thrust Tony’s new copy of “why am I in pain?” into his hand. “You...

Pelvic Floor Exercises for Men

Did you know that men have pelvic floor muscles too? The male pelvic floor rests between the pubic bone at the front and the tail bone at the back. It helps keep the front and back passage closed and has a role in erectile function too! Pelvic floor training can be...

LBL (light bladder leakage)

Do you get light bladder leakage from time to time? How do you manage it? DID YOU KNOW: [list type=”icon-arrow”] The most common form of urinary leakage is called “stress incontinence” and it affects at least one in three ladies after having a baby....

NEW Women’s Health and Continence Physiotherapy Service at Scarborough Physio and Health!

Do you suffer from embarrassing LEAKAGE? Do you have trouble getting to the toilet ON TIME? Are you suffering with PROLAPSE? Do you experience PAIN or DISCOMFORT with intercourse? Are you undergoing PROSTATE surgery? Specialised Women’s Health and Continence...

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

Ph: (07) 3880 1649  F: (07) 3203 5100

E:[email protected] 

Scarborough Physio and Health