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WOMEN’S HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPY

At Benchmark Physiotherapy, we are committed to ensuring you are educated to take control of your health and fitness. Women’s Health physiotherapy addresses specific issues that commonly arise amongst young women, prenatal, postnatal and post menopause.

Women’s health conditions that we treat include:

What should you expect

All Women’s Health consultations are run in our private treatment room with our Women’s Health Physiotherapist. The first session involves a comprehensive history about your pelvic floor function, obstetric and sexual background and bladder and bowel habits. To assist us in accurately assessing your pelvic floor, an internal examination may be recommended however it is not always required. Together, you and your Women’s Health Physiotherapist will establish an appropriate treatment pathway that is specialised to you.

Treatment options may include

Pregnancy is an exciting but sometimes scary moment in your life. The knowledge you have and the decisions you make can impact how you feel during and after your pregnancy. Our team of health professionals are committed to supporting you throughout your entire journey. Some women do not know what exercise they can do during their pregnancy, so we are here to help you understand what you can do.

We also offer Core Strengthening and Mobility which focuses on building strength and coordination of the pelvic floor whilst improving overall posture, balance, muscle strength and muscle control.

If you would like to find out more information about how physiotherapy can help you, our Women’s Health Physiotherapist is happy to speak privately over the phone or via email.

Our online physiotherapy appointments are conducted via end-to-end encrypted video calls, similar to facetime or zoom. Through this call the physiotherapists will ask you questions about your pain, how it affects you throughout the day, and what movements you struggle with. They will also guide you through a series of exercises to test your mobility and strength.

After this comprehensive analysis, the physiotherapist will provide information on your injury (likely diagnosis) including education on how to best manage this injury. They will also provide rehab exercises to provide symptom relief and long term improvements.

This includes an individualized exercise program. Exercise programs are essential to long term relief and treating underlying conditions that will prevent recurrences of injuries.

Our aim is to make completing your exercise program as easy as possible. Upon commencement of your first appointment, you will be sent access to an app that will show your individual exercise program, allowing you to track completion of exercises and notes on each exercise. You can also use this app to send messages to your physiotherapist. Meaning you can get answers to questions as they occur.

Unlike traditional physiotherapy where you see a therapist a few times a week, you will have one formal session per week over video call. This session is a time for the physiotherapist to assess your injury progress, and work with you to increase the difficulty of your exercises. In-between sessions, you can message your physiotherapist and ask any questions that come up.

For many conditions, especially those where building strength and increasing mobility is a major factor for recovery, online physiotherapy can be just as effective as traditional physiotherapy.

If you love evidence and want to read up on the effectiveness of telehealth, there are a number of articles on this topic found here.

We always want to ensure that you are getting the treatment that you need. This is why we require a phone call with a physiotherapist to book your appointment. This allows us to know if your condition is right for online physiotherapy.

During this phone call, we will take payment over the phone and will book your initial appointment.

Since April 2021, private health insurance will provide rebates for online appointments. Please contact your insurer if you would like to take advantage of this.

High-quality internet and a device with a camera are both required for online appointments. You can use your laptop, tablet or mobile device.

We do recommend starting sessions with the device on a stable surface facing you to discuss your injury with the physiotherapist. You will also need a space where you can set the device 2 meters away, with room to move. This way, the physiotherapist can guide you through a series of exercises to assess your range of movement and strength.

Set up can be as simple as the tablet propped up against a box or on your table, in your living room. Just ensure the box/table is far enough away to capture most of your movements on the screen.

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