Physiotherapy provides inpatient and outpatient care for Women's patients.
Our physiotherapists have specialist knowledge of women’s health through all stages of the life cycle from newborns to adolescents, through the childbearing year 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.
Physiotherapists provide assessment and treatment of:
- Back and pelvic pain associated with pregnancy
- Pelvic floor disorders such as incontinence and prolapse
- Sexual dysfunction
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Vulval conditions
- Newborn conditions
- Diabetes during pregnancy
- Women’s cancer
A number of classes are also run at the hospital:
- Pre and Post-natal pilates
- Back care during pregnancy
- T.E.N.S education class
- Mother and Baby class
- The ‘Essentials’ class – Pelvic floor and core abdominal muscle strengthening
What we do
A physiotherapist will assess your individual women’s health problem, identify the most appropriate treatment and support you through your recovery.
Physiotherapists work both autonomously and within multidisciplinary teams to provide assessment and evidence based treatment to women and newborns.
Information for patients
Your first appointment
After you have been referred to Physiotherapy by a doctor or nurse, you will receive a letter from the Women’s with an appointment time.
If you are unable to attend your appointment, or need to change the time, please contact the Clinic as soon as possible so that we can make another appointment for you.
Patients must be assessed and referred to the Pre and post-natal Pilates, the Mother and Baby class and the ‘Essentials’ class by a Women’s Physiotherapist.
Outpatient appointments require a valid referral from a GP, specialist or other hospital department. Referrals are valid for 12 months.
What to bring
- P:(03) 8345 3160
Re-bookings & cancellations: Parkville
- P:(03) 8345 3033
- To change appointments at Parkville (except for women's cancers and breast service)
20 Flemington Road