Women’s Health Physiotherapy

Did you know that 1 in 3 women will experience incontinence over their lifespan, and that 45% of mothers will still experience urinary incontinence 7 years postnatally?

Most tolerate these problems for years, without seeking help or treatment. Although these symptoms are common, they are NOT normal and help is out there in the form of physiotherapists with expertise in women’s health and continence.

Our women’s health service is run by Laura

After completing a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) at the University of Melbourne in 2012, Laura then went on to complete comprehensive additional Women’s Health training in London under the largest and most successful private women’s health team in the UK. She recently joined QV Physiotherapy to grow a service area treating women with common and bothersome issues that can occur over the lifespan; from pre & post-natal conditions, through to pelvic floor issues, pelvic pain through and general musculoskeletal injuries. Laura has also been teaching matwork and equipment-based Pilates classes for over seven years and is a fully certified APPI Pilates Instructor.


Book your Women’s Health Assessment today.
The initial consultation runs for 60 minutes to discuss your situation & planned treatment.
Come in and meet Laura and find out how she can help you.

*Book your assessment now*

Pregnancy Related Conditions

Did you know that regular pelvic floor training whilst pregnant can significantly reduce the risk of incontinence postnatally? Interestingly, studies have also shown that approximately 30% of women perform a pelvic floor activation incorrectly when prompted.

Laura can help you identify if you are doing your pelvic floor exercises correctly and prescribe a home exercise program to keep your pelvic floor as strong as possible throughout your pregnancy.

Pre-Natal Treatment:

  • Management of aches and pains in pregnancy via massage, joint mobilisation, dry needling and a home exercise program
  • Preparation for labour via breathing techniques, massage, relaxation and advice regarding the use of a TENS machine
  • Pelvic Floor Check and Exercises to prevent and treat incontinence
  • Pregnancy massage

Post-Natal Treatment:

  • Pelvic floor re-education for incontinence, prolapse, pelvic pain or perineal tearing during delivery
  • Post Natal abdominal retraining with real time ultrasound for weakened abdominal muscles, diastasis and following C Section Delivery
  • Individualised and safe ‘return to exercise’ programmes
  • Treatment for aches and pains post pregnancy, including advice for breast-feeding and carrying positions

Pre & Post Natal Checks

Pre-Natal Body Checks:

Helping you to maintain a fit and healthy pregnancy:

  • Education for appropriate exercise throughout the stages of pregnancy
  • Education regarding the pelvic floor and preventing incontinence post natally
  • Exercise Rehabilitation programs to prevent back pain and pelvic pain
  • Preparation for labour techniques

Post-Natal Body Checks:

Answering the unanswered questions from your 6 week GP Check:

  • How strong is my pelvic floor?
  • Do I have abdominal separation?
  • How do I safely return to exercise?
  • How can I optimize healing of my C-Section Scar?

We address all of these questions and more in our Post Natal Body Check appointment.

Pelvic Floor & Continence

Pelvic floor dysfunction can cause emotional distress and lead to declining quality of life. Evidence shows that 1 in 5 suffer from poor bladder and bowel control. You don’t need to suffer in silence anymore. At QV Physiotherapy, we can help!

Gynaecological Issues – at any (adult) stage of life!

Stress urinary Incontinence, overactive bladder syndrome, faecal incontinence, perineal tears following delivery, pelvic organ prolapse, sexual dysfunction and pelvic pain.

Gynecological Treatment:

  • Pelvic Floor Retraining (using kegel exercises, real time ultrasound & muscle stimulation)
  • Safe return to exercise and rehabilitation post gynae surgery
  • Manual therapy for tight or painful pelvic floor muscles
  • Bladder training for overactive bladder syndrome

Clinical Exercise for Women

Pre and Post Natal Exercise Class:

An ante and postnatal specific class that keeps you working out safely throughout your pregnancy. We focus on all the right muscle groups to promote a healthy posture, prevent pelvic girdle and back pain and get you prepared for birth and after! With only 5 people in the class, we create the session to be adjusted to each participant’s level and to also reflect any current injuries.


We also offer 1:1 Clinical Rehabilitation Sessions to offer a more tailored, individualised approach to your unique injury or goals.


Book your Women’s Health Assessment today.
The initial consultation runs for 60 minutes to discuss your situation & planned treatment.
Come in and meet Laura and find out how she can help you.

*Book your assessment now*

BOOK ONLINE Or alternatively, please call QV Physiotherapy on (03) 9650 4149.