Welcome to World of Women, Thank you for choosing us
At World of Women, we would like you to have the best experience throughout your journey with us. From booking an appointment to achieving your physical and functional goals.
Below are a few frequently asked questions. If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We look forward to seeing you.
What are pelvic floor dysfunctions?
Many Australians are suffering from pelvic floor dysfunction, yet for most, the disease goes unidentified and untreated. Statistics say that 1 out of every 3 women suffer from some type of pelvic floor dysfunctions at some point in life.
Pelvic floor dysfunctions refer to a wide variety of problems that happen when the pelvic floor muscles are weak, tight, or there is an impairment of the sacroiliac joint, low back, coccyx and/or hip joint.
The tissues surrounding the pelvic organs may have increased or decreased sensitivity and/or irritation resulting in pelvic pain.
These problems may be due to infections, pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, poor posture from chronic low back or SI dysfunction, trauma, or a result of surgery.
The pelvic floor is made up of muscles and other tissues that form a sling from the pubic bone to the tailbone. They assist in supporting the pelvic organs and help to control bladder, bowel and sexual activity.
Pelvic floor dysfunction is a very treatable condition, usually through conservative methods.
Seeing your pelvic floor physiotherapist if you have any symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction can provide treatment for this often debilitating condition and improve your quality of life.
What should I expect during my initial consultation?
Your initial consultation and treatment will take up to 45 minutes to one hour in which your physiotherapist will:
- Obtain a thorough History to gain an understanding of your condition and its effect on your activities of daily living.
- Assess and Examine your condition and identify the cause of symptoms. Your physiotherapist might perform internal vaginal digital examination as it is the most effective way to assess pelvic floor muscle strength, check for pelvic organ prolapse, painful or tightness area in the pelvic floor muscles.
- Construct a list of problems, and discuss the same with you.
- Discuss the treatment plan based on your short term and long term goals, realistic expected outcomes and its estimated timeline.
- Provide Hands-on manual therapy techniques, Pilates and rehabilitation exercises depending on your condition.
- Provide patient education and recommendations.
During the follow-up sessions, which usually last 30 minutes, progress is monitored and the treatment may be adjusted to meet the constructed goals and outcomes.
You are welcome to ask any questions during your course of treatment.
Can I use my Insurance?
Most insurance plans cover physiotherapy. We request that you call your insurance company and inquire about your benefits.
Do I need my GP’s referral?
Physiotherapists do not require a GP’s or specialist’s referral to assess, diagnose and treat your condition. All our physiotherapists, are registered and can see you without referrals.
We work closely with GP’s and Specialists. With your consent, our physiotherapist will liaise with your doctors and will refer you back should you require further investigations.
Do you see clients at home?
Yes, as we understand it is difficult and impossible for the new mums to come out of the houses with a newborn, we visit them at home.
Can I bring my child/baby with me?
Yes, you can bring your baby with you for the appointment.
If you do not have child care, our friendly receptionists are happy to take care of your baby during quiet time. We are a child friendly clinic.
I am a woman who is quite old/young or I don’t have kids, can I still see you?
Pelvic floor rehabilitation is effective for all ages whether it is for young mothers, elderly as well as women without children but who suffer from those symptoms.