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Women’s Health Services

Our unique clinic provides expert and tailored care for men, women and children. Over time we have built a network of like minded but diverse professionals to work together and serve your individual needs.

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  • Bladder
  • Bowel
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Vaginal Pessary Clinic
  • Sexual Dysfunction, Pelvic Pain & Painful Intercourse
  • Pelvic Surgery
  • Pelvic Floor Muscle Assessment
  • Pregnancy & Beyond
  • Abdominal Muscle Assessment

PREGNANCY & BEYOND CENTRE

We are proud to launch our new pregnancy specific services. Please let us assist with all your questions and direct you to the appropriate clinician for your specific needs.

Bladder

Change your life. We can help you to a drier future.

The symptoms of bladder dysfunction can be very distressing: leakage with activity,

●  Incomplete emptying
●  Waking several times a night to empty your bladder
●  leakage on the way to the toilet,
●  Dribbling after urinating
●  bladder urgency

Research shows that pelvic floor muscle training can reduce / resolve these symptoms. Our highly qualified caring clinicians can help:

●  In-depth assessment of your symptoms and pelvic floor (including a pelvic floor ultra-sound and bladder scanning if required)
●  Individualised pelvic floor exercise programme
●  Progression of your pelvic floor programme as your muscles strengthen
●  Bladder training programme
●  Positive Lifestyle changes
●  Healthy living options including referral to additional services if necessary

Bowel

We can help you achieve a healthy bowel. The symptoms of bowel dysfunction can be very distressing:

●  Bloating and bowel discomfort
●  Uncontrollable wind
●  Overpowering need to empty the bowel
●  Bowel leakage
●  Constipation and straining


Our highly qualified caring clinicians can help:

●  In depth assessment of your symptoms and pelvic floor ( including a pelvic floor ultra-sound if required)
●  Individualised pelvic floor exercise programme
●  Progression of your pelvic floor programme as your muscles strengthen
●  Rectal Balloon therapy Biofeedback to retrain correct emptying
●  Emptying techniques
●  Bowel management plan strategies
●  Positive lifestyle changes
●  Healthy living options
●  Referral to our highly qualified on site Dieticians

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

If you suffer with pelvic dragging or vaginal bulging at the end of the day you may have a vaginal prolapse. Conservative management of your prolapse may reduce or resolve your symptoms.
Our highly qualified caring clinicians can help:
●  In depth assessment of your symptoms and pelvic floor
●  Individualised pelvic floor muscle exercise programme
●  Progression of your pelvic floor muscle exercise programme as your muscles strengthen
●  Lifestyle modifications
●  Bowel management
●  Fitting a vaginal pessary if necessary
●  Healthy exercise options for women who have a prolapse

Vaginal Pessary Clinic

Pelvic Strength physiotherapy has the largest pessary clinic in the Eastern Suburbs. Vaginal pessaries can resolve prolapse symptoms. A pessary is a soft flexible device that is inserted into the vagina to support the vaginal walls for prolapse of the bladder womb or bowel. It is made of medical grade silicon.it provides structural support by repositioning the pelvic organs.

Pessaries can deliver life changing experiences for women suffering the social, physical and mental impacts of vaginal prolapse.
Pessaries can ;
●  Relieve Symptoms of dragging and bulging
●  Stop bladder leakage and urgency
●  Allow you to increase exercise activity
●  Improve sexual function and body image
●  Prevent or delay surgery
●  Help to more effectively strengthen your pelvic floor
Our highly qualified caring clinicians are trained and very skilled at fitting the correct pessary for your needs
●  Education regarding vaginal pessaries
●  Vaginal pessary measurement
●  Fitting of pessary
●  Assessment of pessary to ensure the pessary is the correct size for you
●  Teaching you to how to insert and remove your pessary
●  Pessary follow up and review protocol

Sexual Dysfunction, Pelvic Pain & Painful Intercourse

We can help you resolve the distressing symptoms of pelvic pain and painful intercourse:
●  Vaginal pain during intercourse
●  Feeling like there is a blockage when attempting penetrative intercourse
●  Painful periods
●  Vaginal itching, stinging, burning
●  Vulval pain when sitting
●  Bladder pain
●  Pain post delivery
●  Coccyx pain

Our highly qualified caring clinicians can help:
●  In depth assessment of your symptoms and pelvic floor
●  Individualised pelvic floor muscle exercise programme
●  Dilator therapy
●  Lifestyle modification
●  Brain desensitisation strategies
●  Bowel management
●  Referral to other specialised health professional if necessary

Pelvic Surgery

A strong pelvic floor can help support your surgery. Pre and post op pelvic floor physiotherapy can give you the confidence to return to a healthy fulfilling lifestyle after your surgery. We can help you achieve your goals

Post vaginal surgery many women have questions such as :
Does my pelvic floor need to be strong?
When can I return to the gym?
Can lift my grandchildren?
Is constipation a problem?
Should I be leaking urine after my surgery?
I feel like I may have another prolapse?

Our highly qualified caring clinicians can help:
●  Pre and post op advice re lifestyle management
●  In depth assessment of symptoms and pelvic floor
●  Individualised Pelvic floor muscle exercise programme
●  Progression of your pelvic floor muscle programme as you muscles strengthen
●  Bowel management
●  Fitting of vaginal pessary if necessary
●  Advice re healthy exercise programme

Pelvic Floor Muscle Assessment

40% of women activate incorrect muscles when attempting a pelvic floor squeeze. Every woman who has ever had a baby should know how to properly contract her pelvic floor muscles.Research shows us that during pregnancy your pelvic floor muscles weaken due to the weight of your baby resting on the pelvic floor. We can show you how
Pelvic floor muscles form a sling from the coccyx to the pubic bone. They are responsible for control of the bladder and bowel, for the pleasurable sensations we have when making love, for preventing vaginal prolapse and also for balancing our pelvis throughout the day.
Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction can lead to:
●  Incontinence of the bladder/bowel
●  Dysfunction of the bladder and bowel
●  Pelvic organ prolapse
●  Painful intercourse
●  Decreased feeling when making love
●  Poor core strength and balance

Our highly qualified caring clinicians can help:
●  In-depth assessment of symptoms and pelvic floor
●  Individualised pelvic floor muscle exercise programme
●  Progression of your pelvic floor exercise programme as your muscles strengthen
●  Lifestyle modifications
●  Healthy exercise options

Pregnancy and Beyond

Your journey begins when you think about becoming pregnant. At pelvic strength physiotherapy we pride ourselves in having an on site specialised pregnancy clinic called Pregnancy and Beyond to cater for all of your pregnancy needs.

Abdominal Muscle Assessment

Abdominal muscle separation as your baby grows is normal during pregnancy. However your abdominal muscles support your spine and the extra weight of baby can weaken your abdominal muscles and give less support to your spine. Some of the signs of weakened abdominal muscles are :

● Feeling a tenting or point of muscle down the length of your abdomen when sitting up

●  Feeling a gap between the muscles
●  Loose lax abdominal muscles
●  Having poor posture

Our highly qualified caring clinicians can help
● In depth assessment of your abdominal muscles
●  Individualised abdominal muscle exercise programme
●  Progression of your exercise programme as your muscles strengthen
●  Lifestyle modifications
●  Advice on exercise in pregnancy and post nata

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Our knowledgeable reception staff can assist you with all questions and concerns

EMAIL

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pelvicstrengthphysiotherapy.com.au

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CROYDON CLINIC

293 Dorset Rd
Croydon Victoria 3136

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Parking at the rear)

PHONE

(03) 9724 9755     

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FAX

(03) 9723 5282

HOURS

OPEN

Monday - Friday : 8:00am to 9:00pm
Saturday - 8:00am to 4:00pm

KNOX HOSPITAL

Consulting Suites B
262 Mountain Highway
Wantirna 3152

PHONE

(03) 9210 7300  

HOURS

OPEN

Thursday : 8:30am to 1:00pm

RECEPTION OPEN

Monday : 8am to 5pm
Tuesday : 8am to 7pm
Wednesday : 8am to 5pm 
Thursday : 8pm to 8pm
Friday : 8am to 5pm
Saturday : 8am to 12pm