Pelvic Floor Muscle assessment and training
While Pelvic floor dysfunction is common and occurs in both men and women, it is often easily treatable. Ongoing leaking is not a normal consequence of either aging or childbirth and even mild problems can impact daily life. All of our physiotherapists are skilled in recognising pelvic floor dysfunction relating to movement and exercise and can train you how to safely load your pelvic floor with exercise.
However, some problems require a more thorough assessment and we are very pleased to have Nelda Petschack on our team who has specialised training in pelvic floor muscle dysfunction.
Pre and Post Natal Exercise Programs
Preparing for childbirth and having a new baby can be an extraordinary time in a woman’s life. It can also come with unique challenges in terms of changes to your body. We can help guide you through your pre and post-natal periods with appropriate and meaningful exercise plans.
Our individualised Pre and Post Natal Exercise programs can be done as a home exercise program or with a small group at Lilyfield Physio.
Osteoporosis Prevention and Management
This has been an area of interest to Lilyfield Physiotherapy for many years now.
Regular, challenging and varied exercise is a vital strategy for keeping bones and joints healthy. Exercise prescription for the prevention of osteoporosis should ideally begin in childhood so as to build strong bones. However, it is never too late to start.
Our FitBones classes, designed to help improve bone health and gait stability, have been in high demand since their introduction 15 years ago. The program uses safe yet challenging evidence-based exercises, aimed at strengthening your muscles, improving your balance and encouraging a longer and more robust spine.
Your Bone Densitometry (DEXA) reports are always of interest to us and we will work with your GP and/or specialist to ensure that your exercise plan is included in your overall management plan.
Walking in isolation is insufficient for optimal bone health. An individual assessment with Matt, our Exercise Physiologist, is invaluable in helping you evaluate whether your regular physical activity is enough to address your bone density concerns and will help you introduce a more osteogenic exercise regime.
Men’s & Women’s Cancer Post-Surgery & Treatment Exercise Programmes
The benefits of exercise in assisting in recovery for a wide range of cancers are well known. A specific individualised exercise program may include-manual therapy, graduated resistance training and clinical pilates.
Nelda Petschank is a certified PINC (www.pincandsteel.com) physiotherapist, with specific qualifications for treating the musculoskeletal side effects of cancer treatment and surgery.