Physiotherapy is an allied health service that provides inpatient and outpatient care for patients of the Women’s.
Our physiotherapists have specialist knowledge of women’s health through all stages of the life cycle from newborns to adolescents, through the childbearing years to older women’s health and during cancer treatment.
Physiotherapy treatment focuses on maintaining and restoring normal function, minimising dysfunction, preventing disability and improving quality of life.
- Musculoskeletal pain in the childbearing years
- Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, including incontinence and prolapse
- Sexual dysfunction, including dyspareunia, vaginismus, post-radiation care
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Vulval conditions, including vulvodynia
- Newborn conditions, including positional talipes, plagiocephaly, torticollis, brachial plexus palsy
- Exercise therapy
- Women’s cancer
- All inpatients and outpatients of the hospital, with physiotherapy conditions related to women’s health
- Patients must be registered with a hospital clinic and reviewed by a Women’s physiotherapist prior to attending all exercise classes
- Women reporting pregnancy-related musculoskeletal pain must be delivering at the Women’s to be eligible for assessment and treatment
We do not see women with chronic conditions unrelated to women’s health
Physiotherapy department is open from 8:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
8:30am to 12:30pm Saturday (ward cover only).
On-call service provided on weekends and public holidays.
Please complete and fax the Fast Fax Referral form
Patients will be notified of appointment details by letter or phone call.
Normal bowel function
The pelvic floor is made up of a network of muscles and nerves which control both bladder and bowel function. Good bowel habits help to protect these muscles and mimimise the risk of both bladder and bowel incontinence.
- Normal bowel function