Newport Physio and Health’s pelvic physiotherapist Jess Forbes, and Practice Manager Sim Cleary

Pelvic Health Physio

Have you ever heard of a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist? If not, you’re not alone. Many people endure pelvic health conditions without realising that specialised help is available.

Pelvic Health Physiotherapists have undergone specific training to assess and treat conditions such as incontinence, overactive bladder syndrome, pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse, bowel dysfunction, pre and postnatal care including mastitis, pelvic pain, and post-surgical recovery.

One of the best things about seeing a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist is that you don’t need a doctor’s referral to make an appointment. Although if your doctor refers you with a chronic disease management plan, you may be eligible for a Medicare rebate for up to five sessions.

At your first appointment, you’ll be asked about your medical history, symptoms, and treatment goals. Your Pelvic Health Physiotherapist will perform a physical assessment, which may include an internal pelvic floor muscle assessment with your consent.

This assessment is crucial in determining the tone, strength, and control of your pelvic floor muscles as well as any signs of ligamentous or fascial injuries such a prolapse.

Treatment will be individualised and based on your symptoms, assessment findings, and goals. This may include exercises, manual treatment of the muscles, advice on daily activities and exercise, and good bladder and bowel habits.

For those suffering from symptoms of prolapse, a vaginal pessary fitting may be offered.

Don’t suffer in silence. Book an appointment with a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist (me, Jess Forbes) to take control of your pelvic health today.

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