What is Women’s Health Physiotherapy?
Women’s Health Physiotherapy is a subspecialty of the physiotherapy profession that is focused on improving certain conditions that commonly occur in women. These conditions often but not exclusively involve the pelvic muscles and nerves.
Women’s Health Physiotherapists can help you with managing:
- Pelvic pain – vaginismus, perineal and vulvar pain
- chronic pelvic pain related to endometriosis
- Pain, difficulty or lack of sensation with sex
- Pelvic organ prolapses and pessary fittings
- Bladder control, urgency, frequency or leakage
- Bowel control, leakage or constipation
- Pregnancy and post-natal health
Junic Physiotherapy for Women?
We have now introduced women’s health physiotherapy services for our patients at the Junic Specialist Centre in Coombs. Our Junic physiotherapist is Ms Tabitha Webb, an AHPRA registered, Australian trained practitioner who has had additional advanced training in women’s health physiotherapy. As a primary health practitioner, she is also trained to recognise conditions that may require a medical referral and initiate an appropriate referral.
Do I need a Referral to see Tabitha?
No, you do not need a referral to make an appointment to see Tabitha.
What happens at my first visit with Tabitha?
Tabitha will take a thorough and detailed history from you including information about your symptoms. She will ask how much your symptoms affect your quality of life and what they stop you from being able to do. She will also inquire about any gynaecological, obstetric and surgical events; medications; fluid and caffeine intake; bowel habits and lifestyle factors which may be impacting on your symptoms e.g. heavy lifting, excessive squats and lunges at the gym.
Thereafter, she will evaluate you with a physical examination. This is usually done via an external examination and an internal vaginal examination. Based on your symptoms and findings on examination, Tabitha will work with you to develop a personalised management plan that works for you. Tabitha is known to be a very gentle, sensitive and friendly women’s health physiotherapist.
Are there any Medicare rebates for physiotherapy?
Medicare rebates are available at JUNIC physiotherapy if you are eligible for Chronic Disease Management (CDM) assistance. If you have been diagnosed with a chronic medical condition and require complex care, your GP can provide you with a special referral form. Physiotherapy treatment rebates are also available through most private health insurance funds. Ask your fund if and how much they will cover.
How can I make an appointment with Tabitha?
To arrange an appointment with Tabitha at JUNIC Physiotherapy for women, Please call:
02 6178 0470 for an appointment or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org