Women’s Health

Pelvic Floor Screening Tool

Bladder and bowel control problems are a common issue, affecting over 4 million Australians. Women are at higher risk of these problems due to pregnancy, childbirth and menopause – and certain exercises can cause or worsen these problems. This survey has been designed to see if you are at risk of pelvic floor problems, and if so, to make sure your exercise program is pelvic floor safe.

  • About you...

  • Do you...

  • If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions it is important to discuss it with your Women’s Health physiotherapist, and consider a pelvic floor safe exercise program. Many of your symptoms can be treated, and in many cases cured!

Pregnancy and your Pelvic Floor

Bladder, bowel and pelvic floor problems are a common worry for many women, especially during pregnancy and after childbirth. Common – but not normal! Women’s Health physiotherapists have special training to help you better manage these issues. Consider the following:

  • About you...

  • Do you...

  • If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions it is important to discuss it with your Women’s Health physiotherapist, and consider a pelvic floor safe exercise program. Many of your symptoms can be treated, and in many cases cured!

    Other conditions that may affect you during pregnancy that you should also discuss with your physiotherapist include: postural neck/back pain, lower back pain, pelvic girdle pain, pubic symphysis pain, swollen feet, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Your Pelvic Floor in the Postnatal Period

Bladder, bowel and pelvic floor problems are a common worry for many women, especially during pregnancy and after childbirth. Common – but not normal! Women’s Health physiotherapists have special training to help you better manage these issues. Consider the following:

  • About you...

  • Do you...

  • If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions it is important to discuss it with your Women’s Health physiotherapist, and consider a pelvic floor safe exercise program. Many of your symptoms can be treated, and in many cases cured!

    Other conditions that may affect you after childbirth that you should discuss with your physio include: mastitis, blocked milk ducts, and nipple pain; perineal pain; postural neck/back pain; lower back/pelvic girdle/pubic symphysis pain; and carpal tunnel syndrome and De Quervain’s (wrist pain).

Your Pelvic Floor in Middle Age

Bladder, bowel and pelvic floor problems are a common worry for many women, especially after pregnancy and childbirth, but also as your hormones change approaching menopause. These problems are common – but not normal! Women’s Health physiotherapists have special training to help you better manage these issues. Consider the following:

  • About you...

  • Do you...

  • If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions it is important to discuss it with your Women’s Health physiotherapist. Many of your symptoms can be treated, and in many cases cured!

    Your physio should also consider helping you with a pelvic floor safe exercise program. This is particularly important to help you maintain good bone health as your get older, especially if you have been told you have osteopaenia/osteoporosis by your doctor.

Your Pelvic Floor after Menopause

Bladder, bowel and pelvic floor problems are a common worry for many women, especially after pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause. These problems are common – but not normal! Women’s Health physiotherapists have special training to help you better manage these issues. Consider the following:

  • About you...

  • Do you...

  • If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions it is important to discuss it with your Women’s Health physiotherapist. Many of your symptoms can be treated, and in many cases cured! It’s never too late to start pelvic floor exercise.

    Your physio should also consider helping you with a pelvic floor safe exercise program. This is particularly important to help you maintain good bone health as your get older, especially if you have been told you have osteopaenia/osteoporosis by your doctor.

 

 

For further information or to book a Women’s Health physiotherapist appointment with Chenaye, please contact CQ Physio on 07 4922 2722 or admin@cqphysio.com.au

 

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