Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy provides inpatient and outpatient care for patients at the Women's, including women and newborns.

Our physiotherapists have specialist knowledge of women’s health through all stages of the life cycle from newborns to adolescents, through the childbearing years, in older years and during cancer treatment.

Physiotherapy treatment focuses on maintaining and restoring normal function, minimising dysfunction, preventing disability and improving quality of life. 

A number of classes are also run at the hospital:

  • Postnatal classes
  • Pre and post-natal Pilates
  • T.E.N.S education class
  • Pelvic floor exercise class
  • Maternity triage class
  • Caring for yourself in pregnancy (Childbirth Education)

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.

Physiotherapists provide assessment and treatment of:

  • Pelvic floor disorders such as incontinence and prolapse
  • Musculoskeletal conditions associated with pregnancy
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Vulval conditions
  • Newborn conditions
  • Diabetes during pregnancy
  • Women’s cancer including breast and gynaecological
  • Bowel disorders including constipation and incontinence

Information for patients

Your first appointment

After you have been referred to Physiotherapy, 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 by a physiotherapist to attend our Pilates or Pelvic floor exercise classes.

Referrals

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

What to bring

  • Your Medicare card
  • Your Health Care card (if you have one)

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