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Keep Fit And Healthy During and After Pregnancy

1 in 3 women who have had a baby suffer from incontinence at some stage in their lives. Research shows that a tailored pelvic floor exercise program is effective in reducing post natal urinary incontinence. Physiotherapy for women in the pre and post natal period aims to prevent, manage and improve conditions such as:

  • Pelvic girdle dysfunction (sacro-iliac and pubic symphysis joints)
  • Back, neck and coccyx pain
  • Carpal tunnel and wrist pain
  • Breast conditions such as blocked ducts or obstructive mastitis
  • Post natal recovery of perineal pain and pelvic floor dysfunction.

Other services for women in the pre and post natal period include:

  • Childbirth education
  • Use of TENS machines for labour
  • Individually tailored pelvic floor exercise programs
  • Specific exercise modification for weakened abdominals and general fitness programs
  • Pregnancy exercise prescription and classes

Women’s health Physiotherapists can also help in the preparation and recovery from gynaecological or breast surgery, e.g. lymphodaema or restricted movement after breast surgery.

COVID 19 & Telehealth Notice

At Proactive Physiotherapy we recognise that people still injure themselves, and are in pain, so we are still open for face-to-face consultations for the time being, In the interests of everybody's health we are trying to minimise these face to face treatments, so if your condition can be helped without face to face treatment we will offer you telehealth or phone consults.

For your safety, we have reduced physiotherapists hours to allow us to have only two physiotherapists and one receptionist in the clinic at any one time. We use screening questionnaires for everyone attending the clinic and have strict sanitising procedures in place.

For anyone that doesn't want to come into the clinic, our telehealth service, “Physio By Video” is up and running. Anybody who is interested in this service should contact us by email: physio@proactivephysio.com.au, or by phone on 40536222 and a physiotherapist can discuss how this works.

Reception will be attended between 830am and 5pm and Monday to Thursday and 830am to midday on Friday, or you can leave us a voice message at other times.

Thank you for your understanding. We wish you all safety and good health in the coming days and weeks.

Julie Faulks and the entire Proactive Physio team.