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pelvic health care

There is so much more to pelvic floor health care than simply doing ‘kegels’.

The pelvic floor is a complex structure made of muscles, fascia and nerves that essentially forms the “floor” or base of your pelvis. Just like any other muscle, the pelvic floor can become weak, or even too tight, both of which can result in bothering symptoms. We are here to help address what is contributing to your symptoms and make an individualised treatment plan for you.

Common pelvic conditions we treat;

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary urgency
  • Prolapse
  • Pessary fittings
  • Pelvic pain
  • Painful intercourse
  • Bowel dysfunction (urgency and constipation)
  • Endometriosis pain management
  • Pregnancy related pelvic pain
  • Coccyx or tail bone pain
  • Pre or post gyne surgery pelvic floor rehab
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bump, birth & beyond

During pregnancy and birth, the body goes through significant physical and hormonal changes. These might include;

  • postural changes due to a growing belly and breasts
  • softening of the ligament and fascia in the pelvis (and all other ligaments in the body, specifically hands and feet)
  • softening and stretching of the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles
  • increased stretchability of blood vessels
  • widening of the rib cage
  • slowing of intestine contractions and additionally compression from growing baby
  • delivery effects on the body (either vaginal or cesarean)

These changes affect many body systems, so it’s no wonder the body can feel a “not quite right” during this relatively quick changing period. The great news is that there is so much that can be done to prevent symptoms, and treat areas of discomfort or pain.

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pregnancy

  • Pregnancy related musculoskeletal pain, such as pelvic pain, rib, back or neck pain.
  • Pelvic floor technique assessment to create an individualised treatment or prevention plan
  • Exercise prescription focusing on personalised goals
  • Prescription of supportive garments to minimise with pelvic pain
  • Assess and screen for overactive pelvic floor muscles
  • Teach perineal massage
  • Education about birth positions and birth choices depending on individual concerns or findings.
  • Hiring of TENS machines for use during labour – we hire Labour TENs machines for $60
  • Planning early post-natal rehabilitation
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postnatal

  • Assessment and treatment of pelvic floor muscle function, where a individualised rehabilitation program will be planned for you. Treatment for specific pelvic floor conditions such as incontinence, prolapse, painful intercourse, episiotomy scar recovery and tears will also be addressed as required.
  • Early peri check can be arranged for women who have sustained a 3rd or 4th degree tear.
  • Assessment and treatment (as required) of abdominal separation
  • Scar massage taught
  • Return to exercise planning based on your function and creation of an individualised program to get you back to what you love
  • Mastitis and blocked duct breastfeeding treatment.

We stock SRC garments, Belly Bands and tubigrip ready for mums who need extra support.

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lactation consultant care

mastitis & blocked ducts

Breastfeeding is one of the most beneficial things a mother and baby can do, so supporting mums through the troubles of breastfeeding is vital.

Mastitis is an inflammatory condition of the breast which is associated with redness, pain and fever. Nearly 1 in 5 breastfeeding mothers are affected by mastitis, usually occurring in the first 12 weeks post birth. Mastitis should be treated promptly to prevent serious complications in conjunction with a GP.

Lauren is also a IBCLC (Internal Board Certified Lactation Consultant), who won’t just be able to assist with the treatment of mastitis or blocked ducts, but look for the cause or reason for it occurring, so it doesn’t reoccur.

Ways we can help your breastfeeding journey:

  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Breastfeeding education
  • Cold / heat and self-massage advice
  • Home stretches
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