Women's Health, Pregnancy and Postnatal Recovery
Women’s Health Physiotherapy can help with a range of female-specific problems, via an individualised, educational and supportive approach.
1 in 3 women who have ever had a baby experience urinary incontinence, and 1 in 2 experience pelvic organ prolapse at some stage of their life. Did you know that our Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists can help treat and prevent these issues from occurring?
We can help with a range of women’s health issues - including incontinence (bladder or bowel), prolapse, pelvic or genital pain, constipation and preparation for and recovery from childbirth or gynaecological surgeries (plus many other conditions!). We will work closely with you to help you achieve your goals in an understanding, compassionate and confidential environment.
If you are dealing with these conditions, please don’t hesitate to contact us today - something can be done to improve, and often cure, your symptoms.
Pregnancy is such an exciting time! It is also a time of incredible change - not only for your growing baby but also for your body. We can work with you to ensure your pregnancy is as active, healthy and pain-free as possible.
Our Women’s Health Physiotherapists can help with:
Exercise advice throughout pregnancy
Pelvic floor muscle education and exercise (exercising your pelvic floor muscles in pregnancy has been shown to enhance their recovery postnatally!)
Preparation for labour
Advice for early postnatal recovery
Any pain experienced in pregnancy - including back pain and pelvic girdle pain (and any other areas of pain you may be experiencing)
Abdominal muscle separation and weakness
Incontinence or prolapse
We also offer prenatal hydrotherapy and pilates - please see the information below.
Physiotherapy is an important part of your postnatal recovery. We recommend booking in for a postnatal check (generally from about 6 weeks after the birth of your baby) where we can comprehensively assess your pelvic floor and abdominal muscles, and provide you with individualised advice to help you recover, resolve any issues and get back to doing the things you love!
Women’s health and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy can help with:
Pelvic floor and abdominal muscle rehabilitation (including abdominal muscle separation).
Advice regarding return to exercise and/or sport
Recovery of 3rd and 4th Degree Tears and/or difficult deliveries
Incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and other bladder or bowel issues
Pain associated with pregnancy or caring for your new baby - including back, pelvic and neck pain
Scar management (including perineal and caesarian scars)
Breast problems (including mastitis)
Having healthy, functional pelvic floor and abdominal muscles can help to prevent issues occurring later in life, so even if you’re not having issues now it is very valuable to have a postnatal check to ensure you’re on the right track!
Contact us today to find out more or to book your appointment!
PREGNANCY PACKAGE: 10 visit pass are available for a discounted price on the per session price.
Hydrotherapy is a low impact activity performed in warm water, usually heated between 28 to 30 degrees. The buoyant properties of water not only reduce the aches and pains associated with pregnancy but can assist in decreasing hand and feet swelling in the later stages. Research shows that pregnant women participating in hydrotherapy experience better quality sleep, less cramping and a decreased risk of gestational diabetes.
At Active Physiotherapy, our Prenatal Hydrotherapy Class is instructed by our Accredited Exercise Physiologist and is claimable through private health (depending on your level of cover).
Within the class, exercise prescription and education focuses on the following:
Activating deep core abdominals and pelvic floor muscles
Stretching for flexibility
Maintaining aerobic fitness
Classes will run from 6.15-7pm on Wednesday nights at Wagga Swim School, Copland Street. Please call our clinic on 69257734 to book in.
Prenatal Pilates is a low impact style of exercise which will assist with improving global strength, core stability and pelvic floor activation. It is important to maintain activity levels during pregnancy to not only prepare for pregnancy related changes but also to optimise physical conditioning for delivery and recovery post birth. The Prenatal Pilates classes aim to modify the traditional Pilates principles for women at all different stages of pregnancy. These principles include:
Head and neck posture
Rib cage placement
At Active Physiotherapy, Pregnancy Pilates classes are instructed by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and is claimable through private health (depending on your level of cover).
Contact us for a copy of our timetable and pricing.