Women's Health & Pregnancy
Physiotherapy is a fantastic educational, emotional or physical solution that women can turn to when seeking comfort and relief from female specific problems.
Our specially trained staff can assist you with compassion in seeking treatment for the following conditions:
- Urinary stress / urge incontinence
- Sexual dysfunction
- Pelvic pain
- Overactive bladder
If everyone knew how to activate their pelvic floor muscles then no one would ever have to suffer from the effects this type of muscle weakness can cause. If you are dealing with any of these conditions or hope to prevent them from ever occuring, our female physiotherapists can help you.
Pregnancy - Pre & Post:
Physiotherapy may help with the following symptoms that are sometimes experienced during pregnancy or before and after childbirth:
- Back and neck pain
- Abdominal muscle weakness
- Breast problems including mastitis (through ultrasound technology)
- Incontinence and prolapse
PREGNANCY PACKAGE: 10 visit pass for $180 - can be used to attend either Prenatal Hydrotherapy or Prenatal Pilates classes.
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
- Posture correction
- Stretching for flexibility
- Maintaining aerobic fitness
Classes will run from 6.30-7.30pm on Wednesday nights at Wagga Swim School, Copland Street.
Cost: $20 per class
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
- Shoulder stability
- Rib cage placement
- Pelvic positioning
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).
Classes will run from 10-11am every second Saturday morning at our Dobney Avenue rooms within Xceler8 gym.
Cost: $20 per class