The International Physiotherapy Centre


Women's Health

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"Most women don’t know they can get help for issues that they may find private and embarrassing. We are here to make you feel strong, comfortable & confident with your pelvic function."
- Mariette Oelofse
Physiotherapist & Women’s Health Therapist


Women’s Health Physiotherapy addresses issues with the pelvic floor, a complex group of muscles that support and control the pelvic organs. Problems can occur when these muscles are too weak (hypotonic) or too tight (hypertonic), leading to issues with urination, bowel movements, child birth and intercourse.

These issues can cause significant discomfort and embarrassment. Most women do not know that help is available to strengthen the pelvic floor. We are here to rehabilitate you in a totally professional, non-judgmental and confidential manner.

Pregnant women may choose to undertake Women’s Health Physiotherapy to strengthen the muscles, which assists in reducing pelvic pain, easing natural child birth and boosting recovery after birth.

Key Issues Treated

The International Physiotherapy Centre provides treatment for a number of issues relating to Women’s Health, including:
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Bowel incontinence
  • Urgency & control issues
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Strengthening during pregnancy
  • Pelvic pain during pregnancy
  • Weakness, pain & rehabilitation after birth
  • Sexual dysfunction & dyspareunia
  • Chronic pelvic area pain
  • Rectal dysfunction

Treatment Methods

Our Women’s Health Physiotherapists employ a variety of clinically-proven healing techniques, depending on your symptoms and what you are comfortable with:

  • Pelvic floor re-training & exercises
  • Stability exercises for abdominal & back
  • Manual therapy techniques
  • Electro-stimulation & EMG therapy
  • Myo-fascial release
  • Relaxation & breathing techniques
  • Advice on sleeping & bathroom positions
  • Building awareness of the pelvic floor muscles

Please contact us in order to better understand how our highly-trained Women’s Health Physiotherapists can help you.