Women’s and Men’s Health
Targeted physiotherapy for women and men can help you through specific life stages and issues.
As you progress through life certain issues may require specialist physiotherapy care.
We have qualified physiotherapists who specialise in women’s and men’s issues and can help you through life stages.
Physiotherapy for women’s health
Our specialist physiotherapists help to manage and treat issues specific to women, from young women, through child-bearing years, to mid-life and beyond menopause.
During and after pregnancy
Musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction during and after pregnancy, including symphysitis pubis (pelvic pain), pelvic girdle pain, sacroiliac joint pain, tailbone pain, abdominal muscle separation, back pain, hip pain, hand and wrist pain.
Pelvic floor and abdominal muscle assessment and advice on safely returning to exercise.
Pelvic floor injury after childbirth
This is difficult to identify at the time of birth. It is often much later, when women have bladder or bowel problems, that the injury is recognised and treatment can start.
Mastitis is an inflammation of the breast which is usually caused by a blocked milk duct that hasn’t cleared, or by a damaged nipple. Our physiotherapist can treat the problem and alleviate the pain.
Changes to the nerves controlling the bladder, bowel or pelvic floor can also result in loss of control. Having specialist physiotherapy help with this problem is vital.
Pre and post gynaecological surgery
Our expert physiotherapist can provide assessments and treatment for pre and post gynaecological surgery.
There could be many causes of constipation, such as a lack of fibre or not enough water. Our expert physiotherapist will uncover the cause and work out the right solution.
Prolapse is caused by a stretching of the ligaments and muscles that support the pelvic organs, causing those organs to drop down. The word prolapse literally means to ‘fall out of place’. Strengthening pelvic floor muscles under the care of our expert physiotherapist is so important.
A pessary helps to manage pelvic organ prolapse. It needs an expert like our women’s physiotherapist to make sure it fits correctly.
Chronic pelvic pain
There can be many causes of chronic pelvic pain, so it’s important to have the right diagnosis and then the right treatment – which our expert physiotherapist can provide.
Like chronic pelvic pain, there can be many reasons for pain during intercourse. Our trained physiotherapist in women’s health can discover the reasons and then implement treatment.
Pelvic floor dysfunction
An internal vaginal examination is needed in most cases of pelvic floor dysfunction, to ensure an accurate diagnosis and planning for individualised treatment. Discuss this with your specialist physiotherapist during your first consultation.
Safe return to exercising
Our women’s health expert physiotherapist sees many women who are keen to return safely to exercising after having a baby. She recommends a postnatal return to exercise assessment from six weeks after birth. She can send a report to your trainer if you request it.
Physiotherapy for men's health
Our specialist physiotherapists help to manage and treat issues specific to men, at all stages of their life.
Changes to the nerves controlling the bladder or bowel can result in loss of control. Having specialist physiotherapy help with this problem is vital.
There could be many causes of constipation, such as a lack of fibre or not enough water. Our expert physiotherapist will uncover the cause and work out the right solution.’
Post prostate surgery
There’s overwhelming evidence to support physiotherapy and pelvic floor muscle training after prostrate surgery. Our specialist physiotherapist has completed further training to help men with bladder and bowel dysfunction, pelvic pain, erectile dysfunction and pelvic floor muscle training.
Radical prostatectomy or TURP
Research shows that when men who are undergoing radical prostatectomy or TURP see a pelvic physiotherapist in the month before their surgery and again after their surgery – for assessment and individualised treatment with pelvic floor muscle training – the time they take to regain continence is reduced.
Our specialist physiotherapist uses real-time ultrasound to assess your pelvic floor muscle function, and teaches you how to use it correctly.
You may be able to claim your consultations through Medicare if your GP has referred you under a “GP Management Plan”.
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Our practitioners can help solve the cause of your pain.
Balmain Sports Medicine has some of Australia’s top physicians who specialise in sports medicine. If you have an injury or are experiencing pain, one of our expert practitioners can help.
Life brings different challenges to men and women. It’s important to get expert help and guidance from our specialist physiotherapists.
Call Balmain Sports Medicine and book an appointment with an expert physiotherapist who specialises in women’s and men’s health.