Conditions – Women's Health & Pregnancy Physiotherapy

If you are experiencing pelvic pain, incontinence, or other female health issues, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible, as these conditions can have a significant impact on your life. With proper care and support, you can manage your symptoms and improve your overall quality of life.

At Purpose Physiotherapy, we are experienced in treating the following women’s health and pregnancy conditions:

  • Back pain
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction or injury
  • Pelvic girdle pain
  • Post-natal assessments
  • Post-surgery rehab
  • Prolapse
  • Pubic symphysitis
  • Pre-natal assessments
  • Return to exercise post-partum

At our clinics in Thirroul and Woonona, Purpose Physiotherapy has a team of experienced physiotherapists and exercise physiologists that are experienced in treating female-specific health concerns. Our approach to helping you overcome your health and pregnancy problems is as follows:

  1. Comprehensive assessment to determine both the diagnosis and the root causes (we may use imaging/scans where necessary).
  2. Tests and measurements to ensure we monitor progress and improvements.
  3. Holistic view of your entire body, including posture, alignment, mobility, strength, sleep, stress, nutrition and your nervous system.
  4. Treatment plan that relieves pain and targets the root causes, including massage, joint manipulation, dry-needling, exercise programs (core strength, Pilates and movement retraining) and education. This plan will specifically target your individual goals.
  5. Ongoing prevention options through clinical Pilates and small-group exercise.

By taking this approach, our team will get you not only moving with Purpose, but living with Purpose as well. 

Women's Health FAQ's

  • Physiotherapy can be incredibly effective in treating a range of pregnancy-related pain and discomfort, including back pain, pelvic pain, and sciatica.
  • Through targeted exercises and manual therapy, a physiotherapist can help to improve muscle strength and flexibility, reduce inflammation and swelling, and promote overall physical wellbeing during pregnancy.
  • Yes, it is generally safe to see a physiotherapist during pregnancy. In fact, many healthcare professionals recommend physiotherapy as a safe and effective way to manage pregnancy-related pain and discomfort.
  • However, it is important to choose a physiotherapist who has experience working with pregnant women and who can tailor their treatment approach to your individual needs.
  • Yes, physiotherapy can be incredibly helpful in supporting postpartum recovery. Physiotherapy can help to address issues such as abdominal separation, pelvic floor dysfunction, and pelvic girdle pain, which can be common after childbirth.
  • Through targeted exercises and manual therapy, a physiotherapist can help to restore strength and function to the affected areas, reduce pain and discomfort, and improve overall physical wellbeing postpartum.