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Women's Pelvic Health

Pelvic Surgery

Are you preparing for upcoming pelvic or vaginal surgery?
Are you recovering from a hysterectomy?

Hysterectomy is the most common female surgery. Preparing for and recovering from pelvic and vaginal surgery is easier with expert advice as there are many activities which can impact healing and your comfort during recovery. Professional advice gives you peace of mind during your recovery and enables you to return to your normal level of activity with confidence.

Your recovery from surgery and long term outcome can be impacted by many factors including constipation, heavy lifting, returning too quickly to strenuous activities and poor pelvic floor muscle function. Occasionally after surgery woman can experience problems such as bladder leakage or painful sex.

Your long term recovery will be enhanced by having optimal pelvic floor and abdominal muscle function. Research shows that 50% of women cannot contract their pelvic floor muscles correctly following verbal or written instruction. In fact 25% of women use a technique that could weaken their pelvic floor.  It is vital that you know how to correctly contract and relax your pelvic floor through the assistance of a specifically trained Physiotherapist.

How We Can Help:

At Women’s & Men’s Health Physiotherapy we help you prepare for, and recover from, pelvic and vaginal surgery to ensure you get the best possible outcome. We specialise in providing a personalised pelvic health program exclusively for you.

What To Expect:

    A thorough assessment to establish your goals, pelvic floor requirements and treatment plan
    Design of a personalised pelvic floor muscle exercise program
    Progression of your program  and application to daily activities
    Advice about lifestyle modifications for the post op period and guidance for return to normal activity

 

What Do I Do Next?

 

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What Is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?

The pelvic floor muscles are at the base of the pelvis and attach from the pubic bone at the front to the tail bone at the back. They are like a hammock and support the bladder, uterus and bowel. They also help control the bladder and bowel and play a role in sexual function.

If the pelvic floor muscles are weak, they can contribute to poor bladder and bowel control and pelvic organ prolapse. If you are unable to relax your pelvic floor you may have problems with bladder and bowel emptying or sexual and pelvic pain.

Our specifically trained Physiotherapists will evaluate the function of your pelvic floor muscles and assess your ability to contract and relax these muscles. Pelvic floor muscle training under the guidance of a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist is recognised as an effective treatment for these problems.

 

Real Time Ultrasound – A Useful Tool

We’re up to date with the latest technology which includes Real Time Ultrasound. 
This is an imaging technology that shows contraction and relaxation of deep muscles in real time and allows us to give you a more accurate assessment if required.

 

Uses Of Real Time Ultrasound

•  Your Physiotherapist may make use of ultrasound as part of your pelvic floor and abdominal assessment to ensure you’re activating and relaxing your muscles correctly

•  It may be used as a teaching tool to provide you with immediate visual feedback to improve learning and performance

•  Real Time Ultrasound can be used as a bladder scanner to assess bladder emptying

 

Our Locations

Camberwell
549 Burke Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124
T: 03 8823 8300
F: 03 8823 8399
Hampton
170 Thomas St, Hampton VIC 3188
T: 03 9521 0444
F: 03 9521 0777 

Also consulting at:

Box Hill:  Epworth Eastern Hospital, Level 3, Suite 19, 1 Arnold Street
East Bentleigh: Southern Urology, 7 Chester Street
East Melbourne: Urology Consultants Victoria, Suite 102, Freemasons Hospital, 320 Victoria Parade
Malvern: Australian Urology Associates, Ground Floor, 322 Glenferrie Road
Malvern: Cabrini Mother and Baby Centre, Area E, Level 2, Cabrini Hospital, 183 Wattletree Road

If you’d like to make an appointment for one of these locations please call our Camberwell rooms on 03 8823 8300