COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What does a women’s health physiotherapist do?

At our clinic, the initial meeting with the Women’s Health Physiotherapist will be between 45-60 minutes. During this time the physiotherapist will conduct a thorough subjective assessment with you (sit down and talk with you, usually taking 30 minutes). During this “chat” a clear picture of your symptoms and hence possible treatment approach will be outlined. Following this an objective assessment will be conducted. An internal pelvic assessment may be required during this session or subsequent treatment sessions; however this will always be discussed and agreed with you prior to any treatment proceeding. Several other assessment tools and treatment approaches may also be used such as Real Time Ultrasound, Biofeedback and other training and education modalities.

Follow-up sessions with the Physiotherapist will then be between 30-60 minutes depending on the treatment required.

How many sessions will you require?

It is difficult to answer this question, as each person’s treatment approach is individualised and subject to their personal treatment needs. Your Women’s Health Specialist will be able to give you a “broad” outline upon completion of your initial assessment.

Fees and Charges

  • The initial consultation (45-60 minutes)
  • Follow up consultation (30-60 minutes)
  • Shorter follow up consultation (30 minutes or less)
  • Home visits (inclusive of transport costs and travel time)
  • Loan/Purchase Equipment (perinometers, biofeedback, hot packs) – costs at time of treatment

At Physio Asia, our Women’s Health Physiotherapist has over 17 years of experience in the area of Women’s Health both as a clinician and as an educator in Australia, Singapore and UK.

Should you wish to talk directly to Danielle regarding your appointment or treatment please call either our clinic on 67364142 or alternatively email Danielle directly at dbarratt@singnet.com.sg.

Who should consult a Women’s Health Physiotherapist?

Any female at any age if you are experiencing any of the following

Musculoskeletal Dysfunctions:

  • Neck, back or pelvic ache/pain
  • Sacroiliac pain, SPD (Symphysis Pubis Pain)
  • Wrist or thumb/hand pain – Carpal tunnel Syndrome/DeQuervain’s
  • Osteoporosis (weakening of the bones)
  • Female age-related changes

Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions:

  • Urinary Incontinence – loss of urine with or without activity (stress, urge or mixed incontinence)
  • Giggle Incontinence – young girls may experience this between ages 8-16 years old
  • Bed Wetting at any age
  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Constipation, Hemorrhoids, Anal Fissures
  • Pelvic Girdle Heaviness or a  dragging sensation in the lower pelvic region
  • Pelvic organ prolapse – bladder, bowel or uterus
  • Dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse)
  • Vaginismus/painful vulval dysfunctions

Pain or dysfunction in any other part of the body

Poor posture or scoliosis concerns

Discomfort while working on your laptop or computer (work station ergonomics)