Entire Physio is here to help with all your Women’s Health needs, some of these areas include:
Physiotherapy for the Lactating Breast
With: Lara Bowyer
Mastitis, blocked ducts and other inflammatory conditions of the breast are a common occurrence in breast feeding mothers and the most commonly sighted reason for early cessation of breast feeding. Mastitis can be a severe condition causing acute illness and hospitalisation if not treated in a timely and efficient manner. Mastitis is not always infective, therefore antibiotics are not always useful in its treatment.
Lara uses a combination of therapies to relieve pain and blockages and assist in bacterial infection treatment if present. Lara uses lymphatic drainage, therapeutic ultrasound, taping, compression and also educates you to self-manage/prevent future onsets from occurring. Therapeutic ultrasound has been shown to increase antibiotic effectiveness, therefore is complementary to antibiotic therapy if prescribed. Inflammatory breast conditions can be treated at any stage through your breast feeding journey.
For more information on how physiotherapy treats mastitis, please refer to this article by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
Entire Physio refers to Ali and Mel at CARE Midwifery for lactation consultancy care.
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
With: Lara Bowyer
Pelvic floor health is vital for maintaining a full and active life. People can be affected by pelvic floor concerns at any stage of life, however it is commonly experienced by women when pregnant, antenatally, during/after menopause and if there are other pelvic conditions present such as endometriosis. Lara is trained in pelvic floor internal examination and treatment and uses a non-intimidating approach to her sessions. Pelvic floor issues are common, however many people do not need to suffer with symptoms such as:
- Leakage with coughing and sneezing, laughing and exercise.
- Uncertainty on how to activate pelvic floor muscles post childbirth/surgery.
- Wanting advice on readiness to return to exercise post childbirth and guidance on how to do so.
- Suddenly beginning to leak post menopause.
- Internal/deep pelvic pain
- Pelvic pain during sex
- Pelvic floor muscle tightness with pap smear, or in preparation for birth
More information on the prevalence and types of pelvic floor issues are explained in this TED talk:
Functional Pelvis Physiotherapy
With: Narelle Webb
Narelle’s area of further study and special interest is the Functional Pelvis.
She combines 20 yrs of hands on clinical practice and numerous continuing education courses to address complex lumbo-pelvic-hip concerns with an intergrative process identifying internsic and global components impacting the function of the pelvis for both men and women. Additionally Narelle has a strong womens health component encompassing endometrosis, continence and pregnancy related pelvic concerns as well as those associated with The Sporting Pelvis synonymous with dance, cycling and running.
Fertility Coaching and Training
With: Liz Walton
Liz is a therapist, coach and trainer with an extensive career in the health and wellness industry. Liz is passionate about helping people through their journey of getting pregnant and staying pregnant; helping them to conceive in a new way. Liz specialises in the area of unexplained infertility, using a large array of techniques to holistically look at any blocks which may be preventing a couple from succeeding in their dreams.
Liz has her own personal experience in this area and has a huge success rate with her clients. Liz is happy to work with people before, during, after IVF cycles and also works in conjunction with other therapists you may be seeing. To book your first session with Liz, please call reception to organise a time to suit.
To read more about Liz’s journey, please click here to read a Canberra Times article about her story.
Below is an interview with Liz from the RiotACT: