What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is a specialised field of physiotherapy associated with pelvic health for women, men, and children. At Sound CBR, our Women’s Health Physiotherapy team have completed further studies to support and deliver treatment in this area. 

The team is passionate about helping women of all ages. They understand the complexities of women’s bodies. They are trained to provide individualised treatment to improve the issues we don’t always easily talk about but often affect us daily.

How can a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist help me?

They will provide assessment and treatment of:

  • Pelvic floor muscle weakness
  • Overactive and high-tone pelvic floor presentations
  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Urinary frequency and urgency
  • Prolapse management
  • Pelvic pain (includes pain associated with endometriosis and PCOS)
  • Dyspareunia including Vaginismus
  • Bowel dysfunction
  • Post-operative management of gynaecological surgery
  • Baseline testing of pelvic floor function
  • Pregnancy-related concerns and injuries
  • Education sessions

What will my appointment involve?

The initial consultation is a 1-hour appointment. Your therapist will take a detailed history of any current presenting issues. They will ask questions regarding bladder, bowel, sexual intercourse, gynaecological history and obstetric and surgical events. Lifestyle factors may also be impacting your symptoms, e.g. fitness styles, including weight training where heavy lifting may be applied. Education based on the answers is a significant component of these appointments. 

Once details of your history have been discussed, your therapist will advise whether an internal pelvic floor assessment is recommended. The assessment is performed on adults where the physiotherapist inserts a clean gloved digit vaginally to assess the pelvic floor. These assessments are not mandatory but are the best way to evaluate pelvic floor muscles and pelvic organ position.

Do I need a referral to see a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist?

No, a referral is not needed. 

Medicare rebates are available if eligible for Chronic Disease Management (CDM) assistance. Suppose you have been diagnosed with a chronic medical condition and require complex care. In that case, your GP can provide you with a particular referral form.

Physiotherapy treatment rebates are available through most private health insurance funds.

How do I book an appointment?

Appointments can be booked through our website or by giving us a call and booking a Pelvic Floor Initial Consultation.

You’ll find us in Barton using directions from Google Maps. We are located at street level and are accessibility friendly.