At Physiologix, we take womens' health very seriously. We'll give you the proper advice and show you the correct excercises that if done properly, will be a great investment in your future health and well-being as a woman!

If you experience any of the following symptoms, please don't ignore them. The sooner we see you the better. Contact us now, we can help you!

  • Stress incontinence (leaking when you sneeze or jump)
  • Urge incontinence (leaking when you need to go)
  • Overactive Bladder (not being able to delay when going to the loo)
  • Constipation
  • Pain or discomfort with sex
  • Pregnancy related pain
  • Postnatal pain in any body joint
  • Postnatal pelvic floor recovery
  • Pre and postnatal excercise prescription
  • Prolapse
  • Post gynaecological surgery
  • Pessary Fitting

50% of women have osteoporosis at 70 years of age. This is compared to men where about a third are affected.  Most of this deterioration occurs with changes in oestrogen levels at menopause, where bones lose calcium and other minerals at a much faster rate. 

So how do we get best bone density before menopause to set us up for better health later in life? 

The latest evidence suggests the optimum time to increase bone mass in girls is in the years following menarche (the onset of oestrogen production and menstruation).  There is as much bone laid down in the four years following this onset as is lost post menopause.  This is when we really need to be ensuring our kids are exercising but it correlates to a time when a lot of girls become very image conscious and often reduce or cease exercising as a result.  We have to try and keep them active and get them doing whatever they enjoy - we are setting them up for a nightmare in old age if we don’t’.

What are the most effective interventions for the post menopausal of us?

A huge component is better balance – if you don’t fall you are much less likely to break bones.  This may be as simple as standing on one leg at different times in the day – there are so many great balance exercises you can try. Understanding risks of falling can also help prevent a disastrous fall. 

Strength and resistance training, as well as impact forms of exercise, have got the best evidence for bone health.  Unfortunately as people try to do things to help themselves they often do too much too soon and end up here at the physio with an injury…..

pelvic floor imagePelvic floor issues affect many people, yet most of those who experience issues suffer in silence.  It may feel embarrassing to ask for help, but there is a wealth of knowledge and skills that can help get you back on track.  At Physiologix, physiotherapist Megan Bergman has specific training in the assessment and treatment of pelvic floor problems.

What can a pelvic floor problem present like?

An improperly functioning pelvic floor can present with one or number of the following symptoms

  • accidently leaking with exercise or coughing and sneezing
  • constantly needing to go to the toilet or not making it to the loo on time
  • difficulty emptying your bladder and or bowel
  • accidently losing control, of your bladder or bowel including passing wind
  • painful sex
  • pain in and around the pelvis
  • prolapse
    • In women this may be felt as a bulge in the vagina or some heaviness, discomfort, dragging or dropping
    • In men this may be felt as a bulge in the rectum or feeling as though you need to use your bowels but not actually having to go

What causes problems with the Pelvic Floor?

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