Women’s Health Physio Cairns

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Are problems with incontinence, the side effects of pregnancy or even prolapse stopping you from doing the things you love and living life to the fullest?

Would you like to regain the confidence to exercise freely and without pain, so you can maintain a healthy body and lifestyle?

Proactive Physiotherapy Cairns provides a specialised women’s health physiotherapy service for women who are suffering from pelvic pain or dysfunction, as well as a broad range of related general health conditions.

Our Proactive Physiotherapy Cairns Pelvic Health Clinic is a centre of excellence for all women’s pelvic health and continence problems in the Cairns area. 

We have a team of women’s health physiotherapists and continence physiotherapists who will give you caring, confidential and high-quality management in all areas of women’s continence, pregnancy and pelvic floor disorders.

What causes damage to women’s pelvic floor muscles?

While the biggest predictor of pelvic floor weakness in women is multiple vaginal deliveries, your pelvic floor can also be damaged by:

  • chronic constipation and straining
  • constant coughing
  • lower levels of oestrogen after menopause
  • pelvic floor muscle tension caused by painful periods
  • supporting the weight of the uterus during pregnancy
  • surgery that requires cutting the pelvic floor muscles
  • weight gain and obesity

What conditions do we treat with our women’s health physiotherapy services?

Our women’s health and continence physiotherapists will give you caring, confidential and high quality management in all areas of women’s continence, pregnancy and pelvic floor disorders.

We can help you to manage a wide range of women’s health conditions and symptoms, including:

  • Antenatal conditions – pelvic girdle and low back pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Bowel dysfunction – problems with constipation or control of wind or faeces
  • Prolapse of pelvic organs – including bladder, bowel or uterus
  • Pain in your pelvic, abdominal or vulva region
  • Pain with sexual intercourse
  • Pre- and Post surgery – hysterectomy, anterior/posterior wall repair, caesarean delivery
  • Postnatal conditions – pelvic floor weakness, neck, back or perineal pain, 6 week check-up
  • Pelvic floor and abdominal muscle weakness – Including poor awareness of how to exercise these muscles correctly or effectively. Stress Incontinence – leakage of urine when you run, laugh, cough or sneeze
  • Urge incontinence – leakage when you have a strong and sudden urge to go to the toilet but don’t make it in time

Caring and confidential women’s health physiotherapy services

Our Women’s Health Physiotherapy services can significantly improve your quality of life.

We start with a confidential and private assessment of the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles, bladder and bowel function at our local clinic in Cairns.

This assessment gives our women’s health physiotherapists and continence physiotherapists a good understanding of the various factors that affect your condition so we can design a treatment program to suit your specific condition and lifestyle.

Ready to say goodbye to incontinence, bowel dysfunction, pelvic prolapse, pain in the pelvic, abdominal or vulva region, and pre and post-natal pain?

Contact Proactive Physiotherapy Cairns today and organise your confidential appointment with one of our Cairns physiotherapists to get you back to doing the things you love.