Women’s Health Physiotherapy

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We help women manage and resolve a wide range of issues from pelvic floor dysfunction, pregnancy related pain to simply returning to training after time off.

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We help women who have experienced pelvic floor dysfunction or pregnancy related pain to safely return to training and exercise.

Our Women’s Health Expert

Lauren Osborne

Physiotherapist

Lauren is a Physiotherapist at LIFT. specialising in Women’s Health. Lauren has a background in Pilates teaching and a special interest in sport, both personally and professionally. After spending time as a Physiotherapist working in different forms of exercise, Lauren has developed a broad range of skills in exercise and active treatment. This ranges from Pilates based to strength and conditioning-based interventions. Lauren is eager to aide women to exercise and maintain their health and fitness through all walks of life and throughout any women’s health related issues they may be experiencing. Outside of work, Lauren is an eager sports participant and lover of the outdoors!

Problems we solve

We help our clients achieve the following goals

Pregnancy related pain

Every pregnancy is different and this is the case even for the same woman going through different pregnancies.

It is recommended that women exercise during pregnancy, but sometimes continuing to exercise throughout pregnancy can cause pain to the pubic area or low back/hips.. this doesn’t always have to be the way! A Women’s Health Physiotherapist can offer a lot in the way of treatment and guidance to keep you exercising throughout your pregnancy and beyond without pain.

Safe return to training / exercise postnatally

As a woman who trains and exercises regularly, it is common to be very eager to get back into the gym, sport or running postnatally.
There are many benefits to returning to exercise, however for the long term health of your pelvic floor, it is vital that you see a Women’s Health Physiotherapist for an assessment. You may feel great postnatally, but changes don’t necessarily happen straight away, they can occur years after giving birth. A Women’s Health Physiotherapist will be able to guide you back to training safely to ensure you don’t have any ongoing pelvic floor dysfunctions.

Incontinence

It has been wrongly and widely accepted that women will sometimes have some incontinence, especially if they have had children, with exercise.
This doesn’t need to be the case! A Women’s Health Physiotherapist can help you make changes to your pelvic floor function and exercise that can be life changing. This could involve education around the pelvic floor function, or pelvic floor muscle training.

Prolapse

Prolapse is more common in the average population than one might think.
One in three women will experience some degree of prolapse in their lifetime. Women experiencing prolapse might be feeling some pelvic heaviness, or dragging on the low back, maybe even some incontinence. Seeing a Women’s Health Physiotherapist can help you to get a correct diagnosis, and put you on the path to recovery.

Pelvic pain

Pelvic pain can go unnoticed by health professionals, and women often think it is a normal part of their monthly cycle.
Pelvic pain can have a greater underlying cause for women and it is worth seeing a Women’s Health Physiotherapist for an assessment to determine whether your pelvic pain can be addressed and relieved.

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Our 3 core pillars

The method we use to help you achieve your goals in the quickest time possible

Recover

During the recovery phase, our main goal is to change the symptoms the woman is experiencing. We relieve pain and decrease unwanted symptoms. With a Women’s Health Physiotherapist, this could come in many different forms. It could be massage, stabilisation and taping if we are addressing the musculoskeletal system. It may be more of a focus on pelvic floor relaxation or pelvic floor muscle training to change a pelvic floor dysfunction.

BUILD A BASE

In addition to relieving pain and unwanted symptoms, on your journey with a Women’s Health Physiotherapist, we educate you how to move to reduce the risk of further injury or irritation. We want the changes we have made to be ongoing, so this means laying the foundations of good movement principles that are individualised.

CONDITION

Now that we have built a base level of support and understand good movement principals, we are able to build condition. We look to challenge the body in different ways to increase work capacity and make exercise and training translate functionally into every-day life. This is the stage where everything comes together and women can return to training and exercise feeling confident they have all the tools they need.

Our Process

Ready to get started?
Step 1

Initial Consultation

-We listen to YOU and YOUR story
-Genuinely care about you as person and your injury

Step 2

Accurate diagnosis

We conduct a thorough assessment using the latest technology to gain a better understanding of your condition and path forward

Step 3

Develop a
step by step plan

Recover
-Relieve pain and dysfunction fast
Build a base
-Lay the foundations
Condition
-Get you fit and strong

Step 4

Measure and progress

Utilizing the latest technology we are able to get real data to track your progress and make sure we are getting the results YOU are after

Case Studies

Name: Amy, 27 years old (currently 23 weeks pregnant)

Gradual onset low back/hip pain during workouts that last for the rest of the day. Has only been experiencing this pain for the last 3 weeks and has otherwise felt good when exercising during her pregnancy.

Presented to the clinic that Monday, educated and reassured of the rehab process. Commenced hands on treatment for pain relief, advice given to reduce pain in everyday life.

Pain-free within 2 weeks, returned to strength exercise initially under Physiotherapy guidance for correct technique and modifications specific to Amy and her stage of pregnancy. Amy is able to continue training throughout pregnancy. She doesn’t have a recurrence of her pain because she is moving in the right way for her body during her pregnancy. Her recovery postnatally is improved because she sought help early and avoided pushing through the pain.

FAQ

If you are unsure, give us a call or send us an email and we can help send you in the right direction.
Yes! Absolutely we can!
Yes! Improving abdominal separation is most effective within 6 months of giving birth. We can help you by giving you the right exercises.
Feeling fine doesn’t always mean you are fine. The pelvic floor is put under a lot of load and stretch during pregnancy and birth. Sometimes problems can occur straight away, but sometimes the signs and symptoms won’t show until months or years later. These changes can be avoided early by seeing a Women’s Health Physiotherapist before you go back to training! It is true that some women can go back to training early, but they would still be having a check with a Women’s Health Physiotherapist first.
It quite possibly could be, especially if treatment for your low back isn’t having much effect and it coincided with changes that you noticed.
Absolutely! This is really common for Women’s Health Physios to treat
Book in for an appointment with us – sometimes during pregnancy there are particular exercises that will be sore due to the changes happening in your body. We can help you know which ones might aggravate and keep you training!

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