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Pelvic Floor Continence Physiotherapy

Pelvic floor & continence physiotherapists have undergone specialist Post Graduate training to become experts in the management of all conditions related to pelvic floor and continence.

When should I see a Pelvic Floor & Continence physiotherapist?

If you experience any of the following, seeing our specialised pelvic floor and continence physiotherapists could help.

  • Urinary incontinence

  • Urinary urgency

  • General Pelvic Floor dysfunction or weakness – male or female

  • Overactive Bladder

  • Faecal or wind incontinence

  • Faecal urgency

  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse

  • Sexual pain

  • Pelvic pain

  • Pre or Post Gynaecological surgery

  • Men both before & after prostate surgery

You’ll receive a full diagnosis and a tailored plan that aims to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and activate them in order to reduce any symptoms/discomfort from your condition.

Should I see a pelvic floor and continence physiotherapist if I’m pregnant?

Absolutely. Our pelvic floor and continence physiotherapists are trained in dealing with pregnancy and post-natal women as this is a time when the pelvic floor muscles are under pressure.

They can also help with the management of pregnancy related musculoskeletal conditions such as:

  • Pelvic girdle pain (pelvic instability)

  • Pregnancy related back pain/rib pain

  • Abdominal muscle separation (DRAM)

  • Hand and wrist pain associated with pregnancy

For more information on our full range of pre and post natal services visit our pre & post natal health page.

 

If you want to know more about your Pelvic Floor and Continence Physiotherapist – visit our staff page.

CONTINENCE & PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIOTHERAPY

CONTINENCE & PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIOTHERAPY
LOUISE HATELEY

Director/Physiotherapist

Louise has been working as a physiotherapist for over 20 years.  Throughout the early stages of her career, she used her profession to experience a wide scope of health settings ranging from working with a predominantly remote aboriginal client base in the Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Centre at the Royal Darwin Hospital, through to spending several years as a physiotherapist at the National Sports Centre in London where she worked with elite athletes including the British Diving Team and London Towers basketball teams. 

Louise has always been a runner and a fitness enthusiast herself, and her passion in her career was the ability to use her skills and knowledge to help her clients reach their full potential and achieve their goals. After settling in Ascot Vale and having three children of her own, Louise’s professional focus switched to helping women maintain fitness and health throughout the journey of pregnancy and motherhood.  She moved into Womens Health Physiotherapy and Pelvic Floor management with an emphasis on rehabilitating women following pregnancy and birth using pilates, exercise and pelvic floor strengthening.  

 

She is passionate about increasing “womens health talk” and normalising these discussions about issues such as prolapse and incontinence so that women don’t have to feel that they need to hide something that affects most women and can be treated.

Lou also runs our GLA:D exercise groups, which is a program designed to help people with Osteoarthritis to reduce pain and improve functions. She is passionate about women's health at all stages and uses this to guide the team to deliver excellent service.

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Contact

In Stride Health Clinic

Shop 1/2-6 Epsom Road

ASCOT VALE 3032

 

Ph: (03) 9372 8091

Fax: (03) 9370 2679

Email: info@instridehealthclinic.com.au

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