Women's Health

We as women have specific health needs.

Women, through the process of pregnancy and childbirth, often experience back and pelvic pain. Approximately 30% of women suffer from urinary incontinence, and approximately 50% of women who have given birth will experience pelvic organ prolapse.

Fortunately, there is a lot can be done to treat these conditions. Management through physical treatment, exercise and education have been proven to be very successful.

Our physiotherapists have specific training in women's health physiotherapy. They can help with:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Pelvic pain or sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Pain with sexual intercourse
  • Incontinence
  • Urinary problems such as urgency
  • Pelvic floor weakness
  • Prolapse
  • Pain during or after pregnancy
  • Exercises and advice pre, during and after pregnancy

We believe strongly in working with each client and focus on hands on techniques, client education and appropriate exercise prescription to help each individual gain control over their symptoms. Book in with our trained physiotherapists - Claire Osterstock or Joanna Shelton - to gain control today.


A bladder diary is commonly used at Adelaide Physiotherapy & Pilates Studio to gain a clear picture of how the bladder is functioning including level of urgency, volumes of urine as well as any leakage of urine throughout the day. Filling out a bladder diary helps the physiotherapist design a treatment approach that is suited to each individuals symptoms.

Download bladder diary instructions here.

Download bladder diary here.