Women’s Health Physiotherapy Brisbane

Take control of your life and stop living in discomfort or embarrassment. At Graceville Physio, Pain Slayers our physiotherapists can help with a range of issues and help you get on with your life. Women more often than men can have issues with osteoporosis, pelvic floor, and abdominal weakness, and generalised muscle weakness as they age. 

Our goal is to help you get back to doing the things you love. The Graceville Physiotherapy Pain Slayers team is fully qualified and has years of practical experience to draw on when treating your pain. Call us today to make a physiotherapy appointment to address some of your women’s health issues.

So what do our women’s health physiotherapy services include?

Pelvic floor physiotherapy and exercises 

Many women will experience some sort of pelvic floor issues in their life. We can then help these issues with the use of pelvic floor physiotherapy in Brisbane. The pelvic floor is important for a variety of reasons, and having a weak pelvic floor can result in a range of issues.

These can include:

  • Urinary incontinence (including stress incontinence or urgency incontinence) 
  • Faecal incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Pelvic pain
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • The inability to stay active throughout pregnancy

Balance your body so you can live without unnecessary worry

Our physiotherapists will sit down with you for an initial assessment to understand what you’re experiencing and formulate a treatment plan to strengthen your pelvic floor with a range of targeted exercises. We will also give you a range of strategic exercises that you can complete at home to continue achieving the results you want. 

We may feel that you require the services of a specialist Women’s Health Physiotherapist. If this is the case then we will suggest the best specialist for your concerns. 

Physiotherapy treatment for abdominal separation

Abdominal separation is quite common in a variety of pregnant women, but it’s important to get it treated to avoid it becoming any worse. Our experienced physios will be able to measure any separation and offer a strategy of gentle exercises to strengthen your deep stomach muscles. 

Strengthening these core muscles before or in the early stages of your pregnancy is a great way to minimise the risk of abdominal separation, so if you’re planning to try for a baby or recently found out you’re expecting, come see us at Graceville Physio, Pain Slayers.

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Treatment for the symptoms of mastitis

If you’re about to breastfeed, are currently breastfeeding, or have just finished breastfeeding, you should be aware of the possibility of developing mastitis and how to recognise the symptoms. A blockage in the milk duct can cause mastitis which is a very painful condition that can stop the flow of milk and can result in inflammation in the surrounding breast tissues. If not treated these symptoms worsen and often lead to infection which then is needed to be treated using antibiotics.

If at-home remedies like resting, self-massage, or hot packs aren’t working, make an appointment with one of our physios to start treatment and relieve the pain.

We also aim to educate expecting mothers about how to recognise the early symptoms of mastitis to be able to self-treat before the blockage – and associated pain – sets in.

Pregnancy care and antenatal classes

At Graceville Physio, Pain Slayers, we’re committed to helping women through pregnancy ease the aches and pains of their changing body.​ We offer a variety of pregnancy physio treatments, including pilates, hands-on treatment and clinical exercise plans. Our aim is to relieve or eliminate pregnancy-related back and pelvic pain to ensure you have the best, pain-free experience during pregnancy. 

We offer pilates-based antenatal classes to show you some appropriate exercises and how you can keep your body healthy in anticipation of your new baby. These exercise classes help to prepare your body ready for birth and give you strategies that can help you to birth your baby with less pain and trauma. Our specific exercises also will help the baby to be positioned in a favourable position for going into labour. Additionally, we can advise you of how best to return to exercise after childbirth to ensure your body is ready.

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Contact Graceville Physiotherapy Pain Slayers Today For Women’s Health Physio Brisbane

If you’re in need of a  physiotherapist for your pain and concerns look no further than Graceville Physio, Pain Slayers. We’re committed to making sure every woman leads an active, healthy, and pain-free life, no matter her age or stage in life. Before we offer a diagnosis, we perform a thorough evaluation of your symptoms and situation to get a complete understanding of what you’re experiencing. This then allows us to formulate the best treatment plan for you and your goals.

Our physio practice has private treatment rooms and contains state-of-the-art physiotherapy equipment. Call us today to stop living in pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is women's health physio?

Women's health physio is the understanding, education and treatment for issues that only affect women while pregnant or ageing. This can incorporate things such as treating abdominal separations, mastitis, or even pelvic floor issues. We have physiotherapists with an interest in treating women’s health concerns such as general pelvic floor issues, pregnancy-related back pain, postnatal recovery and mastitis. We do refer complicated pelvic floor issues and faecal incontinence to specialist Women’s Health Physios.

Does pelvic floor therapy really work?

Yes, it really does. Like with anything, the earlier you start it the better. Once our physiotherapists are able to assess your condition, they can create a targeted treatment and exercise plan to help you see results in no time.