Women’s Health Clinic in Hoppers Crossing

Womens Health

This service is available at :
*Western Specialist Centre
Women’s Health and Paediatric conditions
Address : 113-115 Princes Hwy, Werribee, VIC 3030
Phone :(03)8001 7170
This service is available at :

*Western Specialist Centre
Women’s Health and Paediatric conditions
Address : 113-115 Princes Hwy, Werribee, VIC 3030
Phone :(03)8001 7170

Common problems include:

  • Bladder and bowel
  • Pelvic Pain & Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Endometriosis
  • PCOS

Bladder and bowel –

1 in 3 Women who had a baby wet themselves
Incontinence could be urinary incontinence and faecal incontinence. Incontinence is the inability to control micturition resulting in the loss of urine. These dysfunctions are caused by pregnancy & childbirth,poor pelvic floor muscle function,constipation,poor fluid & toileting habits,chronic cough,obesity, strenuous sports, aging & menopause ,neurological conditions like MS and stroke Bladder Disorders / Bladder Dysfunction

Common Symptoms

  • Urinary frequency-greater than one bathroom trip for every two awake hours
  • Urgency, hesitancy, retention and/or incomplete emptying
  • Nocturia- nighttime urinary frequency: more than one trip to the bathroom in the night
  • Pain in the urethra, bladder, and/or pelvis; pressure, spasming, or difficulty with initiating urination
  • Weak urine stream and/or a stream that stops and starts

Bowel Disorders

Common Symptoms

  • Bowel frequency, urgency, retention, and/or incomplete emptying
  • Gas
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Bloating
  • Rectal and/or abdominal pain, pressure, or spasm
  • Difficulty with initiation; and/or incontinence

Physiotherapy Treatment may include:

  • Restore the normal bladder and bowel functions through education and strengthening the pelvic floor
  • Use of behavioural modification strategies
  • Correction of faulty patterns and habits and
  • Use of biofeedback and electrical stimulation as appropriate to enhance pelvic floor muscles strength.

Pelvic Pain & Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

1 in 5 women experience pelvic or sexual pain.
The pelvic floor is made up of muscles, fascia and other tissues. These form a sling from the pubic bone to the tailbone. Pelvic floor muscle assist in maintaining upright posture, supporting abdominal and pelvic organs, and help to control bladder, bowel and sexual activity. Pelvic floor dysfunction occurs when these muscles become weak, overused, overactive causing pain, weakness in controlling bowel and bladder symptoms, reduced sexual function. There is often related impairments of the sacroiliac joint, low back, coccyx and/or hip joint, which accompany this condition, and can contribute to pain and loss of function.

Conditions:

Pelvic Pain/Dysfunction

  • Pudendal neuralgia
  • Dyspareunia
  • Vulvodynia
  • Vulvar vestibulitis
  • Vaginismus
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Pelvic congestion
  • Lichens Sclerosus, Lichens Planus (skin conditions in vulvar region that can
    result in pelvic pain)

Disorders of the bladder

  • IC (Interstitial Cystitis)
  • Prostatitis
  • Prostatodynia

Disorders of the bowel

  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • Feeling of fullness/abdominal pain, pressure, discomfort, and bloating
  • Constipation/incomplete emptying

Sexual Dysfunctions (Related to Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction)

  • Levator Ani Syndrome refers to pain, pressure, or ache in the sacrum, coccyx, rectum, and/or vagina caused by unusual tension in the levator ani muscles.
    • may increase with intercourse, sitting, defecation, and constipation
    • may refer pain to the thigh, coccyx/sacrum, abdomen, groin, orgluteal region
    • may cause severe, sharp, burning, or aching with urination
  • Pain with intercourse (Dyspareunia)
  • Difficulty reaching orgasm

Coccydynia

Post-Surgical: hysterectomy, hernia, laparoscopy, caesarean section, appendectomy, prostatectomy, and episiotomy

Physiotherapy Treatment may include:

  • External and internal manual therapy including: myofascial release and trigger point release, visceral manipulation, connective tissue manipulation, and craniosacral therapy
  • Biofeedback, electrical stimulation, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
  • Heat and cold therapy
  • Stress management, nutritional counseling.

Sexual Dysfunction

1 in 5 experience pelvic or sexual pain
Women can experience pain and/or discomfort with sexual activity. There are several contributing factors including pelvic floor muscle weakness or shortening, pudendal neuralgia, skin lesions, decreased blood flow, joint (pelvic bones, coccyx, sacrum, lumbar spine) dysfunction, hormonal changes, and fear due to pain experienced during previous sexual activity.

Common conditions we treat:

  • Pelvic Congestion
  • Pudendal Neuralgia
  • Pelvic Pain with Sex
  • Dyspareunia
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Vaginismus
  • Vulvar Vestibulitis
  • Vulvodynia

Physiotherapy treatment helps to

  • Restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities
  • Rehabilitation of the pelvic floor, abdominal, gluteal, lumbosacral and hip rotator muscles
  • Pudendal nerve mobilization, connective tissue mobilization and myofascial trigger point release of the surrounding muscles and tissues.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

1 in 2 experience prolapse
Pelvic floor muscle along with ligaments and fascia support the pelvic organs. When these structure become weaker, the pelvic organs can drop lower in the pelvis, creating a bulge in the vagina (prolapse). Women most commonly develop pelvic organ prolapse years after childbirth, after a hysterectomy or after menopause. Main causes of POP is pregnancy and childbirth, pelvic floor stretch and weakness, constipation, obesity, heavy lifting,menopause, strenuous activity and heavy lifting.

Common Symptoms:

  • A heavy or dragging feeling in the vagina, especially later in the day
  • A bulge at the entrance to your vagina
  • Discomfort with prolonged standing
  • Not being able to enjoy general exercise
  • Concern about the impact on intimacy
  • Difficulty emptying your bladder or bowel
  • Low back ache

Physiotherapy Treatment may include:

  • Restore the normal bladder and bowel functions through strengthening
  • Rehabilitation of the pelvic floor
  • Use of behavioural modification strategies
  • Correction of faulty patterns and habits and Endometriosis

What is Endometriosis?

It is a reproductive disorder affecting 176 million women worldwide and is the leadingcause of infertility and chronic pelvic pain.In women who suffer from endometriosis, tissues similar to endometrial linings are found outside the uterus and in other parts of the body.

The endometrial tissue normally lines the uterus and is what peels off and causes bleedingduring menstruation.Because of this, endometriosis is characterized by abnormally heavy and painful periods,severe abdominal cramps, pain during sex or dyspareunia, and pelvic or uterus pain.

Physiotherapy Treatment may include:

  • Normalise pelvic floor dysfunction with a number of different interventions that will
    encourage you to re-coordinate the pelvic floor.
  • External and internal manual therapy including: myofascial release and trigger point release, visceral manipulation, connective tissue manipulation, and craniosacral therapy
  • Stress management, nutritional counseling.

Polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), is a disorder affecting the hormones of women of child bearing age. Ovaries are enlarged secondary to multiple cyst formations within the ovaries.The condition is marked by increased levels of androgens or male sex hormones in the body and irregular menstrual periods.
Although the exact cause of PCOS is unknown, contributing factors that could play roles are high insulin levels in the blood that increase androgen production and inhibit ovulation, low-grade inflammation, heredity, and abnormally high production of testosterone.

Symptoms of PCOS

Women who have PCOS may experience:

  • irregular menstrual cycles – menstruation may be less or more frequent due to less frequent ovulation (release of an egg)
  • amenorrhoea (no periods) – some women with PCOS do not menstruate, in some cases for many years
  • excessive facial or body hair growth (or both)
  • acne
  • scalp hair loss
  • reduced fertility (difficulty in becoming pregnant) – related to less frequent or absent ovulation
  • mood changes – including anxiety and depression
  • obesity
  • sleep apnoea.

Physiotherapy Treatment may include:

  • Exercise prescription to help with Weight loss – Cornerstone in controlling all derangements seen in PCOS
  • Dietary Modifications

CONTACT INFO

Our Locations:

*Hoppers Superclinic

Address :599 Sayers Road Hoppers crossing, Victoria 3029

Phone :(03) 83605100

*Altona Medical Centre

Address :110 , Queen Street Altona ,Vic 3018

Phone :(03) 93982776 for appointments

*Tarneit Central Medical Centre

Address :Shop 14/540 Derrimut Rd, Tarneit VIC 3029

Phone :(03)9131 5800 for appointments

*Western Specialist Centre

Address :113-115 Princes Hwy, Werribee, VIC 3030

Phone :(03)8001 7170 for appointments

Call for an appointment

Call –03 83605100
Monday to Friday – 8 AM to 6 PM

Saturday & Public Holidays : 9 AM to PM

Sunday – Closed

Email : chcphysio@gmail.com

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