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Pelvic Health

Women’s, Men’s & Pelvic Health Physiotherapists have postgraduate training in the comprehensive assessment, education and management of pelvic floor issues relating to the bladder, bowel and sexual function. 

We are also trained to provide individualised physiotherapy support during pregnancy, assist with postnatal recovery and pelvic floor muscle retraining and exercise programming through the various life stages.

At Karrinyup Physiotherapy, our Pelvic Health Physio’s provide the following services;

Pregnancy Care

  • Musculoskeletal treatment
    • Pregnancy related pelvic pain, groin pain
    • Neck/back pain
    • Wrist pain
  • Pelvic floor muscle education/retraining
  • Bladder/bowel education/management
  • Vaginal heaviness/prolapse
  • Abdominal separation
  • Exercise advice and programming during pregnancy
  • Pregnancy exercise classes
  • TENS hire/purchase for Labour


Postnatal Care

  • Acute postnatal recovery following vaginal/Caesarean delivery (episiotomy/perineal care, scar tissue management, mobility advice)
  • Pelvic floor muscle assessment & exercise programming
  • Abdominal muscle separation assessment & exercise advice
  • Return to exercise advice & programming
  • Bladder/bowel, haemorrhoid management
  • Sexual pain/discomfort
  • Postnatal exercise classes

Breastfeeding issues

  • Breast mastitis/blocked milk ducts management/advice including ultrasound therapy
  • Nipple trauma (pain/cracks/grazes) management/advice including therapeutic laser

General Women’s/Men’s Pelvic Health & Continence concerns

  • Bladder or Bowel continence issues/dysfunction
  • Vaginal heaviness/prolapse
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Pelvic/coccyx pain

Sexual pain (dyspareunia)

  • Painful Scar tissue management
  • Vaginismus
  • Pelvic pain syndromes




Our Pelvic health Physios have access to the following treatment/diagnostic equipment at Karrinyup Physio;

  • Real-time ultrasound imaging
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound
  • Therapeutic Laser
  • Pelvic floor muscle electrical stimulation devices
  • EMG biofeedback devices
  • TENS hire for labour

Contact Karrinyup Physiotherapy Centre and ask to see our Women’s, Men’s & Pelvic Health Physiotherapist on (08) 9245 1011 or contact Jamie Maxwell via email if you have any questions regarding our services or your individual treatment requirements