Women’s Health Physiotherapy Brisbane

Relief for Pain and Discomfort in the Pelvic Floor area, Abdominal Separation and More

Our women’s health physiotherapists can help relieve pain and discomfort with various pelvic-related issues to help you take control of your life. 

Women, more often than men, can have issues with osteoporosis, pelvic floor, abdominal weakness, and generalised muscle weakness as they age. 

Our goal at Graceville Physio Pain Slayers is to help you get back to doing the things you love through a combination of exercises, manual therapies and occasionally biofeedback techniques. 

Our team is fully qualified and has years of practical experience to draw on when treating your pain. Call us on (07) 3278 1186 and book a time so we can address and relieve some of your women’s health issues.

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy and Exercises

1 in 3 women experience some pelvic floor dysfunction in their life. We can help with these issues using targeted pelvic floor physiotherapy at our Brisbane West clinic.

Pelvic health is important for various reasons, and having weak pelvic floor muscles can result in a range of issues, including:

  • Urinary incontinence (including stress incontinence or urgency incontinence) 
  • Bladder and bowel weakness
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pelvic girdle pain
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Bowel dysfunction
  • Faecal incontinence
  • Diastasis recti
  • Constipation
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pain during intercourse
  • The inability to stay active throughout pregnancy

Stay Strong & Healthy at Any Age

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 region with targeted exercises.

We will also give you a range of strategic pelvic floor exercises you can complete at home to achieve your desired results. We may feel that you require the services of a specialist Women’s Health Physiotherapist. If this is the case, we will suggest the best specialist for your concerns.

Abdominal Separation Treatment

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, get in touch with us at Graceville Physio, Pain Slayers.

Treatment for 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, 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 must be treated using antibiotics.

If at-home remedies like resting, self-massage, or hot packs aren’t working, make an appointment with our team 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

We are committed to helping women through pregnancy ease the aches and pains of their changing bodies.​ We offer a variety of pregnancy physio treatments, including pilates, hands-on therapy and clinical exercise plans.

We aim to relieve or eliminate related back and pelvic pain to ensure you have the best, pain-free experience during your term.
We offer pilates-based antenatal classes to show you some appropriate exercises and how to keep your body healthy in anticipation of your new baby.

These exercise classes help to prepare your body for birth and give you strategies that can help you to birth your baby with less pain and trauma.

Our specific exercises will also help the baby to be positioned in a favourable position for going into labour. Additionally, we can advise you on how best to return to exercise after childbirth to ensure your body is ready.

PregnancyPhysio2 - Women’s Health Physio Brisbane

Discover Women’s Health Physio Today

If you need a physiotherapist for your pain and concerns, look no further than our friendly team. We’re committed to ensuring every woman leads an active, healthy, and pain-free life, no matter her age or stage. 

Before we offer a diagnosis, we thoroughly evaluate your symptoms and situation to get a complete understanding of what you’re experiencing. 

This lets us formulate the best treatment plan for you and your goals.

Our physio practice has private treatment rooms and some of the most state-of-the-art physiotherapy equipment used in qld. 

Call your friendly local clinic today to get rid of your pain and discomfort and any embarrassment you might be feeling.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are the Benefits?

One of the main benefits of pelvic floor therapy is its non-invasive nature, making it a first-line treatment option for many pelvic-related issues. Our patients often report improved control over bladder and bowel movements quickly after treatment.
By addressing both low and high-tone muscle disorders, our treatment offers a comprehensive approach to managing and improving pelvic health issues, including those experiencing sexual dysfunction, as it helps in improving comfort and performance.

What is Womens Health Physio?

It is the understanding, education, and treatment of issues that only affect women while pregnant, going through menopause, or aging. This can incorporate things such as treating abdominal separations, mastitis, or even pelvic floor issues. We have physiotherapists with an interest in treating 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 a specialist Physiotherapist with a special interest in this area.

Does pelvic floor therapy work?

Yes, it does. Like with anything, the earlier you start it, the better. Once our physiotherapists assess your condition, they can create a targeted treatment and exercise plan to help you see results quickly.