The Launceston Pelvic Clinic provides a centre of excellence for pelvic
health and is run by a team of qualified physiotherapists and health
professionals who empower clients to achieve their goals.
Launceston Pelvic Clinic is the pelvic health branch of Physiofit.
Pelvic floor physiotherapists help women rehabilitate their pelvic floor muscles. These muscles can be weakened by:
- heavy lifting
- being overweight
- constipation or
The pelvic floor muscles support the womb (uterus), bladder and bowel (colon), forming a 'sling' from the pubic bone at the front to the tailbone at the back. If the muscles are weak, this can affect bladder and bowel control, resulting in incontinence (leakage) or prolapse.
For other women, their pelvic floor muscles may be overactive; that is, they can switch on involuntarily when they should be relaxing. These women need to learn to release their muscles. Overactivity can cause difficulty with having sex, emptying the bladder or bowels or using tampons.
There is good evidence that shows that pelvic floor physiotherapy can help with urinary incontinence and prolapse and can lessen the effects of childbirth and menopause on the pelvic floor. A pelvic floor physiotherapist is an important part of the multi-disciplinary team managing bladder and bowel health, sexual difficulties and pelvic pain.
Pelvic Clinic offers both 1:1 assessment and treatment and
class/small group activities.
This is a physiotherapy led service for your pelvic health needs. A qualified pelvic floor physiotherapist will be available for:
- Pre and post natal women for any pelvic floor or musculoskeletal problem
- Women with non pregnancy related pelvic floor issues related to continence.
Pelvic floor physio appointments NOW AVAILABLE at The Bubble!