How Can Women’s Health Physiotherapy Help Me Postnatally?

The immediate weeks after the birth of your baby is an important time for your body. Your body undergoes many changes during pregnancy and continues to change post-natally. It is important to address any issues that occur at this time so as to prevent problems later in life. Childbirth can lead to pelvic floor trauma, perineal tears and pudendal nerve injury (the nerve which supplies your bladder and pelvic floor). Consequently the pelvic floor can become dysfunctional and you may experience urinary or bowel urgency and/or incontinence, urinary frequency, incomplete emptying, pain on urination/defeacation, pelvic girdle pain during day to day movement and pain or discomfort with sexual intercourse.

Neridah Lloyd, Women's Health Physiotherapist of Mercy Physio SJOG Mount Lawley and Kate Fosdike, Women's Health Physiotherapist of Life Ready Physio, Yokine have presented at our Intensive Core and Pelvic Floor Restore Program, explaining how a Women's Health Pysiotherapist can help with postnatal recovery, including what's common, what's normal and what's recommended to restore pelvic floor confidence and how to manage and resolve pelvic girdle pain.

There are many problems Women's Health Physiotherapist can treat including:

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Overactive bladder
  • Bed wetting/pediatric incontinence
  • Bowel incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Irritable bowl
  • Pelvic organ prolapse (bladder, bowel, uterus)
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Vaginal pain (Vulvodynia & Vaginismus)
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Low pain and pelvic pain pregnancy
  • Carpel Tunnel and De Quervain's
  • Mastitis
  • Cracked Nipples
  • Preparation for Childbirth Education


Neridah Lloyd, Women's Health Physiotherapist at Mercy Physiotherapy, SJOG, Mount Lawley


Kate Fosdike, Women's Health Physiotherapist at Life Ready Physio, Yokine