Women’s Health

Pelvic floor weakness and incontinence or leakage are topics not commonly talked about but occur more often than you think.

If this is something you experience then our expertly trained Physiotherapists have a complete range of Women’s Health services that can help you. Our team of Physiotherapists who specialise in women’s health related issues such as pelvic floor function and bladder & bowel control, understand the impact these conditions have on a woman’s health and wellbeing. Management includes a thorough assessment before addressing bladder and bowel habits, dietary considerations and pelvic floor control.

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Our Physiotherapists who specialise in women’s health have undergone extra training in the assessment and management of pelvic floor dysfunction and can assist you with:

  • Bladder and bowel problems including incontinence
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic organ prolapses
  • Pre and post-operative management after gynaecological surgery

Ante & Post-Natal Physiotherapy

Capital Clinic also have physiotherapists who specialise in ante-natal Physiotherapy and therefore understand the effect pregnancy can have on the body such as lower back and pelvic pain, thoracic pain, hip and buttock pain, wrist pain and arm pain. Our Physiotherapists will be able to help manage any pain you are experiencing and provide advice on how to best minimise future problems. For our post-natal clients, treatments are often aimed at re-training abdominal and pelvic floor muscles to restore strength.

Both ante-natal and post-natal education sessions focus on how to stay active safely during pregnancy, and how to correctly return to activity following childbirth.

Ante-Natal Exercise Classes

Run by our Physiotherapists who specialise in ante-natal physiotherapy, these classes are designed to optimise fitness during pregnancy, and to prepare your body for childbirth and the post-natal period.

Our classes focus on:

  • Gentle aerobic exercise
  • Basic muscle strengthening
  • Pelvic floor and stability exercises
  • Back care advice

All classes are held at the City Centre Clinic.

Small class sizes allow personal feedback on exercise techniques however individual appointments can be booked with our ante-natal Physiotherapists for assessment and treatment of pain complaints.

Post-Natal Exercise Classes

Our post-natal exercise classes are instructed by trained women’s health Physiotherapists and aim to aid in recovery post childbirth through exercise.  The classes provide thorough guidance and direction for safe and effective exercise.  Our classes are small group sessions, however all patients require an individual assessment with one of our women’s health Physiotherapists prior to commencing a class. This involves a comprehensive musculoskeletal and pelvic floor assessment.  The assessment allows for goals to be set for each individual patient which helps to ensure classes are targeted at the appropriate post-natal stage for each individual.

All classes are held at the City Centre Clinic.

Children’s Continence

Many children can experience day wetting or bedwetting symptoms beyond the age they are expected to be dry. Day wetting is commonly caused by a bladder that may be ‘overactive’, ‘underactive’ or one that doesn’t empty completely. Often children with these symptoms may also experience soiling or constipation. Our Physiotherapists will complete a thorough assessment to determine what factors may be contributing to your child’s incontinence and assist with the treatment of these conditions. Treatment may include the development of an appropriate drinking plan and teaching good bladder and bowel habits.


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