Pelvic health  

Are you sitting on a problem?

Take the first step to get back in control.  Book an assessment today to solve your bladder, bowel or pelvic pain issue!   

Bladder and Bowel problems are really common
25% of Australian’s have bothersome bladder leakage, pelvic pain or problem bowels. Is this you? It doesn’t have to be a normal part of ageing or childbirth and can affect individuals of all ages. 

Whether you rush to get to the toilet, have to strain, or wet yourself when you jump, sneeze, cough or laugh – We understand!  

Some people find it difficult to talk about, but we are here to help you!    

We understand that each person is unique and requires an individual approach to treatment.  

      What to expect with a pelvic floor assessment

      Our thorough assessment helps us to understand you, your goals and the cause of your problems. We may request a diary of your bladder or bowel habits, or a symptom diary to help us get a complete picture.  

      All our pelvic health team have additional or post graduate training. We ensure that you are fully informed and are feeling safe and comfortable before doing any physical examination.  If you are concerned about having a pelvic examination let us know. There is a lot we can help with that doesn’t involve an intimate examination. 


      Common problems we treat

      • Bladder incontinence or urgency 
      • Faecal incontinence or irritable bowel 
      • Constipation 
      • Antenatal and postnatal pelvic pain  
      • Pelvic Organ Prolapse  (POP)
      • Pre and post prostate surgery 
      • Toilet Training Difficulties or stool withholding 
      • Bedwetting  

      We are here to help you overcome your bladder, bowel or pelvic issue

      postnatal issues

      Carrying and having a baby is stressful for your pelvic floor, but that doesn’t mean you need to put up with ongoing issues. Getting the correct advice and exercises can help you resolve your issues rapidly. 

      Postnatal pilates can be a great way to help support your pelvic floor, your core and your posture, so that you can get strong faster than your baby grows. Read for more information about our postnatal physio care or about Pilates

      are you ready to improve your health?

      Choose your physiotherapist

      Terry Wesselink (she/her)

      BSc (Physio); Post Grad Cert (Pelvic floor); Cert IV TAE

      Hypermobility, Chronic Pain, Fatigue, Bladder, Bowel and Pelvic health.

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      Pelvic health Blog

      frequently asked questions

      do I need a referral for physiotherapy?

      No referral is needed for Physiotherapy. GPs frequently recommend physiotherapy, but a referral is not needed unless you are receiving funding under a GP management plan, GPMP (or Team Care Arrangement, previously known as an EPC). See the next answer for more details about the GPMP.  

      what should I expect in a physiotherapy assessment?

      The first question we ask is “What are your aims for physiotherapy?”

      We want to work with you in a way that is most helpful for you. Your physiotherapist will take a detailed history, asking you a number of questions about what has been happening for you. They will conduct a thorough assessment of your joints, posture, strength and any specific activities and movements that are relevant to your issue. 

      Common management approaches we use:

      • Problem solving around how to best manage your symptoms / issues
      • Sharing exercises that you can do at home so that you can help yourself
      • Hands on treatment to improve your symptoms and mobility
      • Supervised specially tailored exercise with our Pilates equipment to help you build specific strength in a supported environment if you and your physio think this would be helpful for you.

      is physiotherapy covered under medicare?

      Physiotherapy is only covered under Medicare under a GP management plan, GPMP (or Team Care Arrangement, previously known as an EPC). This is a specific program for people who have a chronic and complex medical condition. It provides a rebate of $57 for up to 5 sessions total per calendar year for allied health services such as Physiotherapy, Dietetics, Podiatry and more. Your GP can tell you if you are eligible for the plan. We have limited bulk billing appointments available for concession card holders.

          can I use my private health insurance?

          The majority of our clients are privately funded. Many have private health insurance which can be claimed on the spot with our HICAPS terminal.

              can I access physio under NDIS, workcover, TAC, DVA

              Yes we are able to bill directly for NDIS,  Workcover, TAC, DVA.

                  what should I bring with me / wear

                  It is helpful for you to bring any relevant letters or reports regarding your issue or investigations you have had done.  

                  Ideally wear clothes that allow you to move and allow the body part you would like addressed to be seen. We have shorts available in case you forget. Avoid dresses for low back pain, collars for neck pain and jeans for knee pain.  

                  If you have a foot or running issue, please bring your usual shoes.