Women’s and Pelvic Health Presentations
Move Forward has a number of Physiotherapists experienced in the treatment of health issues specifically related to the pelvis and pelvic floor muscles. Both our professional female and male staff will show you the care and respect required while treating these sensitive conditions but if you do prefer a female in these situations please let reception or your treating physiotherapist know.
When to see us for Pelvic Health Physiotherapy:
- Incontinence & Pelvic Floor issues (ultrasound guided)
- Ante natal & Post natal care
- Abdominal muscle separation (RAD)
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Pelvic pain
- Pain with intercourse
- Breast feeding / postural issues – including mastitis
- Lower back, pelvic girdle, sciatic, postural, neck pain
- Core muscle retraining
- Return to safe exercise
Pelvic Floor and Continence Physiotherapy helps with:
- Urine leakage when you exercise, laugh, cough, sneeze.
- Frequency issues: The need to go to the toilet frequently
- Urge issue: Trouble reaching the toilet in time
- Difficulty emptying your bladder or bowel
- Difficulty controlling wind or your bowel
- Pre-operative and Post-operative management following surgery such as hysterectomy and prostatectomy
Services available at Move Forward locations
The below listed physiotherapists have additional training in real time ultrasound biofeedback for pelvic assessments.
Non Invasive Pelvic Health Assessment and Management
Available with Naomi Udiljak (Jindalee clinic), Sarah Paul (Butler clinic), Katelyn Baumgartel (Kinross) and at our Hillarys clinic with Inge Kriek, Corey Evans and Matt Del Frate.
- Pelvic floor muscle check using real time ultrasound imaging
- Pregnancy pelvic floor muscle check
- Abdominal separation or RAD (rectus abdominal diastasis)
- Pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy
- Lower back, pelvic girdle, sciatic, wrist, postural and neck pain induced with pregnancy and post-natal. (Prescription of pelvic belt supports)
- Core muscle retraining (real-time ultrasound guided and reformer Pilates based).
- Return to safe exercise after surgery or childbirth
Advanced Pelvic Health Training
Available with Naomi Udiljak (Jindalee clinic), Sarah Paul (Butler clinic), Katelyn Baumgartel (Kinross), and at our Hillarys clinic with Inge Kriek.
- Bladder leakage and urgency
- Difficulty emptying the bladder or bowel
- Bowel incontinence and constipation
- Post hysterectomy incontinence
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Pelvic Floor dysfunction (weakness, poor timing and overactivity)
- Pelvic Pain (endometriosis, vulvodynia, vaginal pain, urethral, bladder or bowel pain)
- Post-natal pelvic floor assessment
- Pre and post-natal exercise prescription as your body changes. Post-natal Pilates classes available.
- Exercise prescription and advice regarding osteoporosis in the post-menopausal client.
Complex Pelvic Health Presentations
Our principle women’s health physiotherapist Naomi Udiljak practices out of our Jindalee Move Forward clinic. She has completed additional Continence and Pelvic Health training through the Australian Physiotherapy Association and has a great passion in treating these patients.
Naomi is competent in treating all of the above conditions as well as;
- Pessary fitting and management for pelvic organ prolapse
- Sexual pain and complex pelvic pain
- Urine leakage post prostatectomy
- Perineal ultrasound
- Mastitis or blocked milk ducts
To book a women’s health appointment with Naomi please phone the Jindalee clinic directly on 9562 4720 as the initial session requires an extended 1 hour appointment to be scheduled by our reception team.
All pelvic floor assessments and treatments at our Hillary’s clinic are provided in a private and confidential environment. Assessments can either be performed using non-invasive real-time ultrasound imaging (RTUI) or for a more comprehensive and accurate assessment, a vaginal assessment. The latter can only be performed by Louise at Hillarys. Otherwise, we have brand new state of the art RTUI at our Jindalee, Quinns, Hocking, Kinross and Butler clinics where our experienced female and male physiotherapists as listed above have advanced training in women’s health and pelvic physiotherapy.