Pre & Post-Natal

Pelvic Floor Physio

At 18 Physio, our physiotherapist has post-graduate training in the management and treatment of pelvic floor physiotherapy.

Did you know that 1 in 3 people will have urinary leakage after having a baby? 1 in 2 will have prolapse (a feeling of a heaviness or a bulge vaginally)? Sexual pain is common post-partum period?

These symptoms are common but not normal… and physiotherapy can help.

Given the sensitive and personal nature of this area of physiotherapy, we understand it can be difficult to discuss. Your care is always managed with compassion, empathy and respect to ensure you always feel heard and comfortable.

We commonly treat:

  • Stress urinary incontinence (leakage with activity).
  • Bladder symptoms such as urgency, frequency and urge incontinence (leakage associated with an uncontrollable urge).
  • Difficulties emptying your bladder; such as hesitancy, dribbling afterwards and incomplete emptying.
  • Pelvic pain.
  • Painful sex.
  • Prolapse (feeling of a vaginal heaviness or bulge due to organ descent).
  • Bowel dysfunction; such as difficulty emptying and faecal incontinence.

Following thorough assessment of your symptoms, a muscular assessment will be performed to assess your muscular function to tailor treatment, advice and a program to your individual needs.

We are patient-centred in our treatment approach, ensuring we are working towards your goals.

Contact us to find out more.

Pregnancy and Post-Natal Physio

18 Physio can help keep you fit, active and educated throughout your pregnancy and post-natal journey. This is a special time in your life, and we want to help you continue feeling your best. We can help manage common pregnancy or post-natal conditions that you may develop such as pelvic girdle pain or abdominal separation.

In addition, at 18 Physio we can provide you with childbirth education, exercise guidance in relation to the clinical guidelines and advice on perineal massage prior to your delivery.

We are passionate about helping to tailor a personalised return to exercise program for you post-natally, so that you can return to what you love in a graduated and safe way. This can be anything from playing with the kids, to the weekend warrior, to those wanting to return to professional level sport or performance.

Contact us to find out more.