Women’s Health and Pregnancy
How can a Women’s Health Physiotherapist help?
At Forge, it is our passion to help educate women of all ages on pelvic floor health. Our Women’s Health Physiotherapists have undergone further training to specialise in providing treatment in different areas of Obstetrics (Pregnancy) and Gynaecology (Pelvic Floor) and help put you on the path to recovery. We want to empower women to understand and manage different changes that may take place within their body and pelvic region.
You may benefit from this service if you are experiencing any of the following:
- Leaking when you run, cough, sneeze, or laugh
- Overactive Bladder (urgency to urinate)
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Pain in the pelvic area
- Pre and post natal related issues including diastisis recti
- Pain during pregnancy including in your pelvic area, leg region, lower abdominal region, and back
Our Physiotherapists will also provide guidance on exercise including Pilates, gym based and at home programs to help manage this part of your life.
At Forge we recommend a 45 or 60 minute initial for your first Women’s Health Physiotherapy consultation. This allows our Physiotherapists to conduct a thorough subjective and objective assessment as well as allowing plenty of time for treatment and home exercise prescription. All consultations are in our private room, upstairs in the clinic.
Small Group Classes (4:1)
Upon the completion of your initial assessment, your Physiotherapist will design an individualized, goal specific Exercise program. You will be able to complete this program in these small group training sessions, where one Physiotherapist will be present to observe and assist you in your session. Forge keeps these groups small, only 4 people to each therapist allowing more one on one time between clients.
Our Clinical 4:1 classes are perfect for all stages of pregnancy. Our Women’s Health Physiotherapists have extensive experience with ante natal Pilates and regularly use this modality as a form of treatment. Your Physiotherapist will design a Pilates program specific to your needs, regardless of the stage of pregnancy or fitness level. An initial assessment with a Women’s Health Physiotherapist is required prior to starting Pilates with Forge.
Mums and Bub's Classes
Our Mums and Bubs class is the perfect form of exercise to help your body recover after pregnancy and child birth. This class is on our reformers and allows for you to bring your new bub along to the class. That’s right, you can still get a workout in without worrying about a babysitter. Run by one of our Physiotherapists, you’re in incredibly safe hands as you work to build strength and improve fitness. This class requires and initial consultation with one of our Women’s Health Physiotherapists if you’re new to our studio.
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What to Expect
We recommend that you arrive at least 10 minutes before your appointment to fill out our initial client form. Please bring any supporting documentation if you have any eg. Referral Letters from GP/Surgeons, X-ray or scan results etc
Women’s Health Consults are conducted on our Private Room. Please let our Receptionist know when you are booking a Women’s Health appointment so we can reserve the private room for you.
What to Wear
Please wear comfortable clothing that allow you to move freely and that will make it easier for our Physiotherapist to assess the affected area.
Bookings and Payments
Bookings can be made by our ‘Book Online’ tab on our website. You can also download our Forge Pilates App and book here. Please select the appointment you would prefer either Initial Women’s Health Physiotherapy 45 or 60 minute consult. If you prefer to speak to someone and discuss your options please call us on (07) 3844 0686 or visit our studio during reception hours.