This Pregnancy and Postnatal Health and Fitness Professionals Directory provides you with a guide on who you can see during and after your pregnancy, to help you to stay fit safely and regain your fitness post birth. It lists some of the physiotherapists in Australia who work in the area of Women's Health, should you need help with a specific problem.
Women's Health Physiotherapy services are available to help with pregnancyand postnatal back pain,
pelvic joint pain, wrist pain, mastitis, pelvic floor problems, abdominal muscle separation, painful scar tissue or stitches and haemorrhoids.
Each listing links you to the website and contact details of the Physiotherapy Practice so that you can find out more detail their services.
Registered Fitness Instructors in Australia who have a special interest in Pregnancy and Postnatal Fitness
and have done additional training courses in the area are listed, in the Level 1 and Level 2 rating process.
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Dianne Edmonds, Physiotherapist, sees women before, during and after pregnancy for fitness and physiotherapy programs at Peel Maternity and Family Practice. Returning to sport and exercise including running after the birth needs time and close direction to protect the pelvic floor and ensure good return of abdominal muscle control after the birth.
Programs include safe pregnancy and postnatal abdominal toning exercises, pelvic floor programs and physiotherapy treatment for back pain, pelvic joint pain, painful sexual intercourse, pelvic floor problems or weakness/separation of the abdominal muscles.
Dianne works with the midwives at the practice to provide Antenatal Classes and Early Bird Classes which are held once a month. TENS for labour is also available by appointment.
Ph: (08) 9534 8133
Postnatal Fitness Program starting again in 2017 at Peel Maternity and Family Practice. 4 and 6 week booking blocks available. Contact reception for bookings. Baby's welcome.
Online Program also available taking you through the stages of recovery post birth to fitness.
TENS Therapy offers a drug-free alternative to pain relief and has an excellent reputation as an effective form of modern pain control.
The Perfect MamaTENS Maternity TENS Device is specifically designed to help counter labour pain. It has pre-set programs which have a specific
frequency and pulse width to help relieve pain through each stage of labour. It also features a boost button which allows mums-to-be to rapidly increase the intensity to provide additional pain relief during contractions and uses large pads to ensure that all the relevant nerves are covered
to give the most effective pain relief.
The device can be used at home when the labour starts and taken into the hospital, allowing the mother to be mobile and in control of her own pain relief from the first contraction through to delivery.
Contact: Jody Ezard
TensCare Product Manager
Ph: 1800 010 891
Continence and Women's Health Physiotherapists who work at Body Logic have postgraduate training and extensive experience in the area. Overseen by Specialist Physiotherapist Dr Judith Thompson, whos research using real time ultrasound demonstrated that between 30-40% of women
with incontinence perform pelvic floor exercises incorrectly
and this could actually be making their symptoms worse. It is important to learn the correct
pelvic floor muscle exercise technique - which can be checked by seeing a Continence and Women's Health Physiotherapist during and after your pregnancy.
Ph: +61 (08) 9381 7940
Body Logic Physiotherapy provides Women's Health services at Bethseda Hospital for a range of women's health and pelvic floor conditions.
Ph: +61 (08) 9230 6310