Nearly 4.8 million Australians over the age of 15, including 1 in 3 women, and 1 in 10 men suffer from incontinence. Incontinence is a very distressing condition that has a major negative impact on quality of life. Yet, many people are unaware that these specially qualified Physiotherapists can treat problems with incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction, often helping to avoid surgery

LifeCare Wembley Physiotherapists with Postgraduate Training in Continence and Women's Health can help to manage the following conditions in women and men:

Bladder Symptoms

  • Urinary leakage/incontinence
  • Urinary urgency
  • Going to the toilet too frequently in the day or night
  • In both men and women

Bowel Symptoms

  • Incontinence of faeces or wind

Prolapse of Pelvic Organs

  • Bladder, bowel or uterine
  • Symptoms of internal dragging or heaviness

Pelvic Pain

  • Pain in the pelvic, abdominal, anal, vulva or vaginal regions 
  • Can be related to childbirth, surgery, endometriosis, vulvodynia etc.
  • Painful sex

Pre and Post Pelvic Surgery

  • Prostate surgery
  • Hysterectomy, prolapse repair
  • Continence and other bladder and bowel procedures

Breast Conditions 

  • Mastitis/Blocked Ducts

Men's Continence

  • Including after prostatectomy

Pregnancy

  • Assessment of pelvic floor muscle and abdominal muscle activation
  • Specific exercise prescription

Post Pregnancy

  • Abdominal muscle separation (diastasis)
  • Pelvic pain 
  • Coccyx pain
  • Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction
  • Safe return to exercise

Research shows that a tailored pelvic floor exercise program is effective in reducing urinary incontinence.

Other Services for women in the pre and post natal period include:

  • Use of TENS machines for labour
  • Individually tailored pelvic floor exercise programs
  • Specific exercise modification for weakened abdominals and general fitness programs

Physiotherapy for women in the pre and post natal period aims to prevent, manage and improve conditions.