At Coast Sport we are committed to empowering women through specialised Women’s Health Physiotherapy services. Understanding the unique health challenges women face, we offer a comprehensive approach to physiotherapy that addresses a wide range of conditions, from pelvic floor dysfunctions to postnatal recovery.
Our dedicated team of exercise physiologists are skilled in various aspects of women’s health, are here to support, educate, and guide you toward optimal health and well-being.
Understanding Women’s Health Physiotherapy
Women’s health physiotherapy is a specialised field focusing on the unique physiological, hormonal, and anatomical aspects of women’s health. This approach recognises the distinct health challenges women face throughout their lives, including pregnancy, menopause, and conditions like PCOS and endometriosis.
Our goal at Coast Sport is to provide effective, evidence-based treatments that cater specifically to the needs of women, ensuring a sensitive and understanding approach to care.
Benefits of Women’s Health Physiotherapy
Choosing women’s health physiotherapy means opting for a treatment plan that is tailored specifically to the female body. Women’s health physiotherapy offers several key benefits, including:
- Pelvic Floor Strength: Improves pelvic floor muscle function, aiding in urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse management.
- Pain Management: Alleviates pain associated with conditions like endometriosis, pelvic, back, and hip pain, especially during and post-pregnancy.
- Pregnancy and Postnatal Care: Helps manage pregnancy-related discomfort and aids postnatal recovery.
- Menstrual and Menopause Support: Assists in managing menstrual disorders and menopause symptoms.
- Post-Surgical Recovery: Aids in rehabilitation after gynaecological surgeries.
- Mental Health: Positively impacts mental well-being, helping manage stress and postnatal depression.
- Customised Exercise Plans: Offers personalised exercise programs for overall health improvement.
Our therapies are designed not just to treat but also to educate and empower women in managing their health proactively.
Services Tailored for Women’s Health at Coast Sport
Coast Sport offers a comprehensive range of Women’s Health Exercise Physiology services, each tailored to address specific health concerns and improve overall well-being. These services include:
- Abdominal Separation
- Pelvic Floor Training
- Antenatal and Postnatal Care
- Back/Pelvic/Hip Pain Management
- Postnatal Depression
- Gestational Diabetes
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
- Breast Cancer
- Clinical Pilates
Abdominal separation (DRAM) can occur with pelvic floor problems such as urinary incontinence, if these issues are occurring for you, book for an internal examination with our Pelvic floor Physiotherapist. If left untreated abdominal separation can affect the body aesthetically and functionally.
Pelvic Floor Training
Assists with pelvic floor activation, strength endurance, and power that can assist with stress and urinary incontinence.
Antenatal and Postnatal Care
Exercise Physiology can assist during and after pregnancy to manage conditions such as back and pelvic pain and provide exercise guidelines and prescriptions. We can provide guidance on returning to exercise post-pregnancy by prescribing a personalised program.
Back/Pelvic/Hip Pain (during or post-pregnancy)
60% of pregnant women will experience pain during or post-pregnancy therefore assessment of the entire body mechanics and posture can identify potential contributing factors to your pain.
Treatment includes joint mobility, exercise prescription, lifestyle modification and sleeping strategies.
More than 1 in 7 new mums experience postnatal depression. Exercise has been shown to assist with the symptoms of postnatal depression.
Gestational diabetes is usually tested for at 24-28 weeks and is diagnosed when the mother’s blood sugar levels are too high. Lifestyle interventions such as exercise and diet can help manage this condition and improve the health and well-being of mum and bub.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
PCOS is a common condition affecting 5-10% of women at a reproductive age and can cause irregular periods and infertility. Treatment involves lifestyle interventions such as exercise which can alleviate symptoms and lower the risk of Diabetes and Cardiovascular disease.
Our aim is to change the protective response your body creates and encourage it to move once again. Exercises can have a protective effect against diseases that involve inflammatory processes such as endometriosis. Treatment options include exercise prescription to relieve chronic symptoms.
Breast Cancer is the most common cancer for women. Exercise is beneficial in alleviating the side effects of chemotherapy such as fatigue and nausea. If surgery is needed exercise will help to restore range of motion strength and flexibility after mastectomy and reconstructive surgery.
Exercise can support you during menopause and develop an exercise programme that can prevent the onset of chronic conditions.
Our group Pilates classes at Coast Sport are on Monday at 6pm and run by our Exercise Physiologist Leigh-Anne McBridge who has over 10 years of experience in pregnancy and exercise. Leigh-Anne is a Mum of two with a strong interest in providing women with health benefits via exercise. In addition to group Pilates, you can book in for 1×1 clinical pilates sessions with Leigh-Anne (private), or semi-private sessions.
Specialised Care: Our Approach to Women’s Health
At Coast Sport, our approach to women’s health physiotherapy is rooted in understanding, empathy, and expertise. We believe in a holistic approach that not only treats specific conditions but also works towards long-term wellness and prevention. Our team stays updated with the latest research and techniques to ensure the highest standard of care.
Book a Session: Your Path to Optimal Women’s Health
Ready to take the first step towards optimal health and wellness? Contact us to book a session with our expert women’s health physiotherapists. We are here to guide you through every step of your health journey.
Meet Our Expert Women’s Health Physiotherapists
Our team of women’s health physiotherapists is highly qualified and experienced in addressing a wide range of women’s health issues. With a compassionate approach and a commitment to personalised care, our experts are here to support you in achieving your health goals.
Meet Our Team:
“Accredited Exercise Physiologists are university-qualified allied health professionals. They specialise in designing and delivering safe and effective exercise interventions for people with chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities. When it comes to the prescription of exercise, they are the most qualified professionals in Australia.”
– Exercise Right Australia