Women’s Health Physiotherapy

About Our Wynnum Women’s Health Physiotherapy Services

  • Pelvic Floor Weakness

  • Urinary Urgency/Frequency
  • Urinary Incontinence

  • Constipation

  • Pelvic Pain

  • Maternity Care

  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse

  • Pre & Post Gynaecological Surgery

  • Safe Pelvic Floor & Back Exercises
  • Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

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What is Women’s Health Physiotherapy?

Women’s health physiotherapy, also known as pelvic floor physio is a specialised branch of physiotherapy that focuses on the assessment, treatment and management of various conditions related to the pelvic floor muscles and structures in women. Women’s health physio’s address issues that are unique to the female body particularly concerning the pelvic region. The pelvic floor muscles play a crucial role in supporting the pelvic organs (bladder, uterus and bowl) maintaining continence and sexual function.

Our women’s health physiotherapists take the time to ensure you are given a personalised approach to treatment and to ensure you are fully comfortable and gain the most from your treatments with Advantage Healthcare & Physiotherapy. They are experts in treating a wide range of conditions from incontinence, pelvic pains, post surgical intervention, prenatal and postnatal pains as well as any general muscular ache associated with pregnancy or childbirth. They will give you a thorough assessment to identify what may be the issue, give you advice and treat the issue.

A thorough assessment is required as a lot of women’s health issues are multifaceted with multiple issues often culminating in your condition. If you would like to read more about some of the issues that we treat, clinic on the links below.

Who is Woman’s Health Physiotherapy for?

Women’s health physio is for women of all ages experiencing symptoms, incontinence or pain in the pelvic girdle. Urinary incontinence is surprisingly more common than you might expect with one third of all adult women experiencing some leakage of urine at least once a week(1). Child birth can be quite traumatic on the pelvic floor causing stretching or even tears in muscles, ligaments and potentially even nerve damage. Not to mention the stress on the body of carrying a growing baby around everywhere you go.

But it’s not just childbirth that can cause incontinence or pelvic issues, younger females diagnosed with hyper-mobility disorders have been shown to experience an increased incidence of urinary incontinence. As we get older, muscles become weaker, not just our skeletal muscles but also the muscles of the pelvic floor. As these muscles provide a vital supporting role for the pelvic girdle, any decrease in strength may result in issues such as urinary incontinence or pelvic prolapses. With the appropriate woman’s health physiotherapy treatments these conditions can be treated. Read below for more information on our women’s health physiotherapy services and conditions that we treat.

Treatments use by a Woman’s Health Physiotherapist

A wide array of treatments can be used by a pelvic floor physio in treating your pelvic issues from pelvic floor exercises to utilising biofeedback devices when necessary. There may be education on lifestyle modifications, advice on bowel and bladder habits to manual therapy techniques to help treat surrounding areas that may also be contributing to your condition, such as lower back and pelvic pain. Good outcomes have been experienced by many women with pelvic floor physiotherapy.

Our Wynnum Women’s Health Physiotherapist

Eleni, Women's Health Physiotherapist

Eleni Cody

Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor & Women’s Health Physiotherapist

Qualifications

Eleni started her career as a Personal Trainer after studying Human Movement Studies (Exercise Science) in 2000. It was here that she developed her interest in injuries and rehabilitation, and went on to study a Master of Physiotherapy Studies at the University of Queensland (2005). Since then she has undertaken multiple advanced courses in women’s health physiotherapy.

Why Women’s Health?

Eleni joined Advantage Healthcare and Physiotherapy in 2007. She has a keen interest in Women’s Health, having studied further since graduating. She has a special interest in helping women with pelvic floor weakness, bladder problems, returning to exercise post-birth and assisting women with prolapse. Eleni also enjoys teaching Pilates and rehabilitation and progressing individuals, of all ages and abilities, through their strengthening and fitness program.

Eleni also enjoys working with patients with musculoskeletal conditions and seeing them overcome their injuries. She uses adjunct therapies such as acupuncture, dry needling and cupping.

Other Interests

Eleni is a busy mum of two young children. In her “free” time she enjoys being in the outdoors, running, going to the beach, catching up with friends and family and eating out!