Penrith Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
Helping individuals across Western Sydney & Blue Mountains achieve their best pelvic health.
How Can We Help You?
Women's Health Physiotherapy
From teen years to pregnancy, peri-menopause, menopause and beyond, we can help with a range of pelvic health and sexual health conditions.
Men's Health Physiotherapy
Our experienced team of pelvic health physios have a particular intertest for Men’s Pelvic Health. From pain to performance issues, we can help.
Pelvic Health for Children & Teens
Our team of pelvic health physios treat children and teens with a range of pelvic floor problems such as bedwetting, constipation and soiling and pelvic pain.
Our team of pelvic health physios provide sensitive care and support to transwomen, transmen and non-binary individuals.
Physiotherapy During Pregnancy
From new mothers to those who have done it all before, we can help with your aches and pains as well as helping you prepare for birth.
From new mums to experienced mums, addressing any post partum issues early will help you recover faster & get you back to being you.
Spinal, Hip & Core Physio
Our team are experienced in providing musculoskeletal physiotherapy to address a range of muscle and joint aches and pains.
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Pelvic Health Physiotherapy For Everyone
We provide high quality pelvic health physiotherapy to the Penrith, Blue Mountains and Greater Western Sydney community.
Our physiotherapists have helped people right across Sydney From Penrith to the Hawkesbury to Blacktown and the Greater Sydney area, we help people with pelvic health concerns such as pain, prolapse, and bladder or bowel weakness.
Don’t let embarrassment or pain stop you from living life to the full. Speak to us today!
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What To Expect From Your Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Session
We understand that it may feel a little daunting consulting a pelvic health physiotherapist for the first time. It might help you to know that we deal with personal problems all the time and we are sensitive to any embarrassment that you may feel.
Meet Our Team Of Pelvic Health Physiotherapists
Our therapists are highly trained and easy to talk to. At the end of a first consultation, whether we are talking about the examination, or the personal nature of the discussion, one of the most common responses is,
‘Thankyou for making that easy. It wasn’t nearly as hard as I expected. I wish I had come to see you sooner!’
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Frequently Asked Questions
As pelvic health physiotherapists, we treat anyone who has a pelvis and a pelvic floor!
For women and people assigned female at birth, we treat a variety of conditions related to the vulva, vagina, bladder, bowel and pelvic floor. As women’s health physiotherapists, conditions we commonly treat are pregnancy discomforts such as back pain, post-pregnancy discomforts such as mastitis, painful stitches, and abdominal muscle separation. We can help with prolapse, sexual pain and endometriosis.
Examples of conditions that are more common in women and people assigned female at birth include: incontinence, hip pain, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation and evacuation difficulties, and pelvic pain.
Conditions that occur in men or people assigned male at birth include post-prostatectomy incontinence, pain in the testicles, penis, rectum or bladder; constipation due to anismus, or performance issues like erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.
As inclusive practitioners we also treat people from the LGBTQ+ community including transwomen and those who are gender non-confirming.
At Penrith Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy, we prefer to call ourselves ‘Pelvic and Women’s Health Physiotherapists‘, because we can help anyone who has a pelvic floor, including men, transgender men, transgender women, and children, too!
Your Pelvic and Women’s Health physio will start the consultation by asking questions about your condition and how it affects your everyday life. We will discuss your goals, and together we will plan the best way forward. We will probably need to do some sort of physical examination, so you may wish to wear comfortable clothing, or clothing that can be removed or shifted to show the painful part. We may need to look at how you walk, or bend, and we may conduct special tests where we gently move the hip or apply pressures to the pelvis. Find out more about what to expect from your pelvic physiotherapy session.
A pelvic floor examination may include an inspection of the perineum (the outside of your undercarriage, from pubic bone to tailbone), and/or an internal examination. We do not need to insert any instruments to do an internal examination. You do not need to shave or wash or prepare in any way!
An internal examination does not need to be done if you experience internal pain or if you have bleeding. We can always find a work-around if internal examinations are difficult for you. We would hate someone to not get the help they need because of anxiety, pain, or embarrassment. One example of a work-around is an abdominal ultrasound where the ultrasound probe and gel are placed on your lower belly just above the bikini line. This is strictly an undies-on examination!
We cannot always say how many times you will need to see us until we have assessed your condition, but an acute pain condition can be helped immediately, or within 1-3 sessions over 1-2 weeks, while a longer standing problem might need 5-6 visits over 3-4 months. Your physio will discuss this at the end of your first appointment.
We think so, obviously! One of the things that keeps us in the game is seeing people recover or better manage conditions that were previously limiting their enjoyment of life. Our therapists find pelvic floor physiotherapy rewarding because we see the positive impact of our treatments every day. We love coming to work!
If you aren’t sure whether to take the first step, ask yourself this question: What is the cost of doing nothing? The cost of doing nothing might be:
- continuing to buy incontinence pads or liners for the rest of your life
- relying on expensive drugs (which can cost upwards of $60 per month and which can have side-effects such as a dry mouth, fuddled brain, constipation, insomnia, or increased blood pressure)
- avoiding outings and relationships
- living with fear, shame, embarrassment
- continuing to experience physical discomfort
- progressing to surgery or other medical interventions which have side-effects
For the most part, yes!
There are a few treatments that we would not offer to you, and some examination procedures that may need to be modified, but you can very much benefit from physiotherapy help in pregnancy. Your physiotherapist is a trained professional who can safely manage physical pain and discomfort in pregnancy.
Pregnancy is not a reason to delay or defer therapy. Just be sure to inform us if you are pregnant, if it is not yet obvious!
You don’t need to bring anything at all, but if you can collect the following information, we can help you more quickly:
- A list of your medications
- Any relevant reports (eg. surgery, urodynamics, ultrasound)
- If your medical history is complex, a Health Summary from your GP is useful. (This would
already be included in your paperwork if you have a Medicare Care Plan referral)
Street parking is usually available but we also have a carpark down the shared driveway. The practice entrance is at the rear.
These will be advised at the time of booking. The initial consultation takes 50-55 mins. Subsequent consultations take 25-30 minutes. If your problem is complex, your therapist may recommend you book a 45minute extended consultation for followups. If you attend the rooms and are in a Health Fund you may claim your rebate from our HICAPS terminal. If you have a Medicare Care Plan, see below.
If you are paying the full cost of the treatment yourself, or claiming from your Health Fund you DO NOT need a referral.
Medicare does not ordinarily cover physiotherapy. You only get a Medicare rebate if your GP has given you a CDM Plan (usually reserved for people with more than 2 chronic health conditions).
Please still attend. An internal exam is not always appropriate or necessary. There are usually lots of other things we can do. If you wish your pelvic floor to be assessed without an internal exam, come in with a half full bladder so we can do an
Of course! We have ramp access for prams and our consultation rooms are big enough to fit the pram. Older children are welcome to come in with you or they can stay in the waiting room on their electronic devices.
If you believe your treatment fees should be covered by Workers Compensation, Third Party Insurance, or Dept Veteran’s Affairs, you need to let us know beforehand!
You are responsible for the full fee unless we have received written authorization from the relevant third-party payer (usually your case manager) prior to your attendance. In the case of DVA, a referral from any medical practitioner is sufficient.
If you do not come to your scheduled appointment, or if you fail to give us adequate notice to reschedule, you will be personally responsible for any cancellation fees.
If you have a valid Chronic Disease Management Plan from your GP, you can claim a Medicare rebate, currently $56. A gap fee still applies. Physio is not free, no matter what you may have been told! If you wish to claim your rebate from our terminal at the time of consultation will need to bring the Care Plan, your Medicare card, and a savings/debit card. If you wish to pay by credit card or cash you will have to submit your paid invoice to Medicare by post, in person, or via the MyGov app.
There are instructions on what to do in your welcome email and your reminder email. We require at least 48hrs notice if you need to reschedule, unless of course there is illness or emergency. We would like you to prioritise your own health and stick to your treatment plan wherever possible so that you can get better!
We know that when you are dealing with a long-standing problem it can be easy for short-term things to seem more urgent or important. We will work with you to help you honour your appointment by converting to telehealth or switching to another time on the same day.
If however you do need to cancel (with less than 48hrs notice), there will be a cancellation fee.