Continence and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Incontinence affects more than 4.8 million Australians and can be embarrassing, distressing and socially isolating. Continence and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy involves the assessment and treatment of bladder, bowel and pelvic floor dysfunction in women and  men. Anyone experiencing the involuntary loss of urine or faeces, urinary or bowel urgency, chronic constipation, trouble holding flatus, getting up at night more than twice, pelvic dragging or pelvic pain can benefit from Continence and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy. Treatment involves pelvic floor strengthening, bladder retraining, defaecation and voiding retraining, prolapse management, diet, fluid and lifestyle modification.

Some facts regarding Continence and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy :

  • 84% of women attending a Continence Physiotherapist to improve pelvic floor muscle strengthening will see improvements
  • Up to 34% of men who have prostate surgery report having incontinence 1 year later
  • Pelvic Floor Muscle re-education training hastens return to continence after radical prostatectomy
  • About 80% of those impacted by urinary incontinence can be cured or improved

Common Conditions Treated

  • Stress incontinence
  • Frequency and Urgency
  • Faecal Incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Prolapse
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Post-prostatectomy incontinence
  • Sexual pain

Payment Options :

  • Medicare Enhanced Primary Care Scheme (EPC) Item No 10960 will incur a $52.95 rebate from Medicare.
  • Private Health Funds – Physiotherapy Services are covered by most private health insurance depending upon the level of care you choose (Extras).
  • Private Fee Paying

Please call 03 9749 4171 to make an appointment.

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