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Incontinence and other pelvic floor issues can not only be embarrassing, but may also prevent women from participating in activities they enjoy. Instead of getting professional help, many women will avoid activities due to fear of embarrassment.

Most women do not know that this problem can be resolved with the correct assessment and management.

Did you know?

  • 1 in 3 women who have had a baby will wet themselves (Aust. Continence Assoc. 2011)
  • It is estimated that between 30-50% of women who have given birth will suffer from pelvic organ prolapse in the future (Pakbaz et al, 2011)
  • 30% of women are unable to perform an effective pelvic floor contraction from either written or verbal instructions (Berghmans et al, 1996) 

Pre and post natal exercise classesOthers at risk of developing pelvic floor problems include:

  • women who have had gynaecological surgery (eg hysterectomy)
  • elite athletes and those who do heavy lifting on a regular basis (either at the gym or at work)
  • women with a history of lower back pain
  • those who are overweight or obese (BMI >25) 

Scientific evidence shows that cure rates are excellent by undertaking a thorough assessment and individual training of the pelvic floor muscles.

Often only a few treatments can make a big difference.

Pre natal exercise classesAt Southside Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre we offer the following services:

  • pelvic floor muscle assessment and treatment for incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pre and post natal (internal examination and/or Real Time Ultrasound - see photo)
  • assessment, treatment and management of pelvic girdle pain and back pain during pregnancy.
  • pre and post natal individualised exercise programs and advice
  • group general and pre and post natal Pilates style classes - small classes instructed by a qualified physiotherapist
  • assessment and management of rectus diastasis (abdominal muscle separation)
  • pelvic floor and core rehabilitation after gynaecological surgery



Don't just "put up with it". Make an appointment to see our physiotherapist, Miss Shannon Trotter, for an assessment and treatment plan.



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