Women's Health Physio in Albany

Our Women’s Health Physio, Sophie, is qualified to assess and treat a range of antenatal and postnatal conditions, including continence, pelvic and lower back pain, abdominal muscle separation and mastitis. 

Sophie runs hydrotherapy and gym-based classes for pregnant women in our gym and heated pool. These sessions are a combination of cardio, pelvic floor and pilates-style core exercises, upper limb and lower limb strengthening and relaxation.

A Holistic Approach to Women's Health

Women’s health physiotherapy is a specialised physiotherapy that focuses on the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular issues specific to women’s health. This area of physiotherapy assesses a wide range of conditions and concerns that affect the female pelvic region, including pregnancy-related issues, postpartum care, pelvic floor dysfunction, and other gynaecological and urological conditions. 

Sophie, our women’s health physiotherapist, conducts a thorough assessment that looks at the patients holistically to address their health concerns. Each patient is provided with individualised treatment and rehabilitation programs to address their concerns and goals. Sophie also offers a range of exercise based classes for her clients including pilates, antenatal hydrotherapy and gym classes, and personalised exercise programs. 

How Our Specialised Women's Physio Can Help You

Women’s health physiotherapy is dedicated to addressing the unique health and wellness needs of women. It is beneficial for women in all stages of life from pre-pregnancy, to pregnancy, to menopause. Our physiotherapists can provide comprehensive care for musculoskeletal, pelvic floor, and urological conditions. They offer tailored treatment plans to enhance quality of life, reduce pain and promote health and well-being. 

Pelvic Floor Physio

A significant focus of women’s health physiotherapy is the pelvic floor – a group of muscles, ligaments and connective tissues that play a critical role in supporting the pelvic organs, controlling bladder and bowel function and maintaining sexual health. Pelvic floor dysfunction includes conditions like urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, sexual dysfunction (pain during intercourse), as well as general weakness and overactivity of this muscle group. 

Pregnancy Physio

During pregnancy, women’s health physiotherapists assist in addressing musculoskeletal discomfort, preparing for childbirth, and managing issues such as pelvic girdle pain, lower back pain, hip and groin pain and abdominal weakness.

Postnatal Physio

Women’s health physiotherapists also offer support in your postnatal journey. They provide rehabilitation and support for women recovering from childbirth, including issues such as abdominal separation, pelvic floor weakness, return to exercise, mastitis and other musculoskeletal conditions common to pregnancy and minding for your new child.  

Pregnancy Exercise Classes

Our women’s health physiotherapist offers education and exercise programs to help pregnant women stay active and maintain their fitness during pregnancy. We offer antenatal hydrotherapy classes, as well as gym-based exercise sessions twice a week. These sessions include pregnancy appropriate exercises, education and guidance on lifestyle modifications, exercises, and supporting pelvic health and well-being through pregnancy and postnatally. 

Visit Our Women's Physio in Albany

Please contact reception for more information on our women's health services