Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation and Continence Management.

The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre has a physiotherapist specialising in pelvic floor rehabilitation and continence. Courtney Weybury is available Monday to Friday and can treat pelvic floor weakness, pain and dysfunction as well as bladder incontinence. Courtney also specialises in treating pre and post natal musculoskeletal conditions.

Incontinence affects the lives of almost 5 million Australians. After childbirth 1 in 3 women have urinary incontinence and 1 in 2 have some degree of pelvic organ prolapse. Urinary incontinence can be stress, frequency, urge or mixed. The prevalence of urinary incontinence increases with age and is most commonly caused by a weakened pelvic floor due to pregnancy, menopause, obesity and other conditions such as constipation and chronic cough.

Incontinence can be treated and managed with pelvic floor muscle training and lifestyle modifications. Women’s health physiotherapy is a highly evidence based, specialised field of physiotherapy that can help treat incontinence, pregnancy related conditions, pelvic pain and dysfunction and post prostate surgery.

The Melbourne Sports Medicine has biofeedback units that are available for hire and are particularly useful for anyone with a substantially weakened pelvic floor who has difficulty contracting their pelvic floor muscles. The biofeedback units will help you to understand your pelvic floor muscles, see how they are improving in strength over a period of time and help motivate you to continue to do your exercises.

If you have any questions or wish to make an appointment to see to Courtney, please phone 9650 9372 or book online.