Empowering Women's Health: Our Pelvic Floor Physio and Exercise Services
In April, we welcomed Jessica Dingle to our physiotherapy team. She has earned graduate certificates in both pelvic floor physiotherapy and exercise and women’s health through the University of Melbourne.
But what does that mean? It means she is passionate about empowering women to lead active, confident, and pain-free lives by addressing a range of pelvic health concerns.
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Understanding the Importance of Pelvic Floor Health
The pelvic floor plays a crucial role in supporting the organs within the pelvis, maintaining bladder and bowel control, and contributing to a satisfying sexual life. However, due to factors such as childbirth, hormonal changes, and age-related issues, many women experience pelvic floor dysfunctions that can significantly impact their quality of life. At Advanced Physiotherapy, we recognize the significance of pelvic floor health and the need for specialized care.
Our Approach to Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
Jessica is extensively trained in the assessment and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunctions. With a compassionate and understanding approach, she creates a safe and welcoming environment for women to discuss their concerns openly, taking the time to listen to their unique needs and tailor treatments to address their specific conditions effectively.
During your initial consultation, she will conduct a thorough assessment to evaluate the strength, flexibility, and coordination of your pelvic floor muscles. This assessment helps identify any areas of concern and design a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your goals.
Pelvic Floor Muscle Training
One of the core components of our pelvic floor physiotherapy is pelvic floor muscle training. Through targeted exercises, we aim to strengthen weak pelvic floor muscles or help you learn how to relax overactive ones. These exercises are crucial for enhancing bladder and bowel control, reducing pelvic pain, and supporting overall pelvic health.
Pregnancy and Postnatal Care
We understand the unique challenges that pregnancy and childbirth bring. Specialized care for pregnant women can help them maintain pelvic health during pregnancy and prepare for labor. For new mothers, we provide postnatal pelvic floor rehabilitation to aid recovery after childbirth.
Related: Learn more about exercise during pregnancy.
Addressing Pelvic Pain
Pelvic pain can be distressing and impact various aspects of life. Jessica is experienced in managing conditions like pelvic floor tension myalgia and endometriosis-related pain. She uses a combination of manual therapy, relaxation techniques, and targeted exercises to alleviate discomfort and improve quality of life.
Whether you are experiencing stress incontinence (leakage with physical exertion) or urge incontinence, our physiotherapists have expertise in addressing these concerns. We use evidence-based approaches to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, improve bladder control, and reduce episodes of involuntary leakage.
Promoting Sexual Health and Well-Being
Sexual dysfunction can be challenging for women to discuss openly. At Advanced Physiotherapy, we foster an open and supportive environment to address concerns related to painful intercourse (dyspareunia) and offer treatments to improve sexual health and well-being.
At Advanced Physiotherapy, we offer comprehensive pelvic floor physiotherapy and exercise services that prioritize women's health and well-being. We are proud of Jessica Dingle, who is committed to helping you overcome pelvic floor dysfunctions and other women's health issues, so you can lead a fulfilling and active life.
Take the first step towards improving your pelvic health – schedule a consultation with us today and discover the difference specialized women's health physiotherapy can make. Let us be your trusted partner on your journey to optimal pelvic health and improved quality of life.