Physiotherapy

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.

Specialities

  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, including incontinence and prolapse
  • Musculoskeletal pain in the childbearing years
  • Sexual dysfunction, including dyspareunia, vaginismus, post-radiation care
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Vulval conditions, including vulvodynia or vaginismus
  • Newborn conditions, including positional talipes, plagiocephaly, torticollis, brachial plexus palsy
  • Exercise therapy
  • Diabetes during pregnancy
  • Women’s cancers, including breast and gynaecological
  • Bowel disorders including constipation and incontinence

Clinical inclusion

  • 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

Frequency

The 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.

Referral       

Outpatient appointments require a valid referral form from a Women’s hospital department. Referrals are valid for 12 months.

Appointment

Patients will be notified of appointment details by letter or phone call. Confirmation texts are sent in the days before an outpatient appointment.


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