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At Subiaco Women’s Health we understand the sensitive and complex nature of pelvic health conditions. Our experienced physiotherapists will therefore take the time to gain an understanding of the issues that are concerning you. The pelvis contains many vital organs including the bladder, bowel and uterus; and fulfills many important functions, such as carrying a foetus during pregnancy, childbirth, defecation, bladder storage and emptying, and sexual intercourse.
The pelvic floor muscles support these organs from below and are integral to all these functions and more! Pelvic floor muscles that are not functioning well can contribute to symptoms of the pelvis such as incontinence, prolapse, constipation, painful intercourse and pain in the pelvis.
During the initial assessment your physiotherapist will take the time to gain an understanding of your bothersome symptoms and your goals. They will take a comprehensive history to understand all factors that may be contributing to your problem. We know that discussing issues around pelvic health can be overwhelming but rest assured you are in professional and compassionate hands with physiotherapists who work with these issues on a daily basis.
All consultations are conducted in a private and supportive environment, assessments and treatment strategies will be completed at a pace set by you.
Pelvic Floor Muscle Assessments: Depending on your individual concerns, your physiotherapist may recommend an internal vaginal or rectal examination for optimal assessment. Vaginal examinations are considered the gold standard for assessing your pelvic floor function and screening for other problems, such as prolapse. This is NOT compulsory, and there are other ways in which you can be assessed. One example is real-time ultrasound where the probe is placed over the abdomen, this will provide visual feedback of pelvic floor muscle activity to you and your physio.
A thorough assessment will help your physiotherapist understand what is going on and create the best management plan with you. Your physiotherapist will take the time to explain what they have found and what they believe is contributing to your problem. They will also outline what best management will look like going forward. Individualised management may include hands on feedback, home exercise programs and education to assist with your understanding and optimise self-management of your problem.
Mansi has 6 years of experience in physiotherapy, having worked at SportsMed Subiaco (now Subiaco Women’s Health) for the last 3 years. She has her graduate certificate in Continence and Women’s Health and is currently completing her Masters in Clinical physiotherapy specialising in Continence and Women’s Health at Curtin University.
She provides both inpatient maternity and outpatient services. Outpatient services include private physiotherapy consultations, clinical pilates, antenatal pilates classes and aquanatal exercise classes. Mansi is experienced in working with women during pregnancy and postnatally and is passionate about helping women return to exercise safely post birth and achieve their goals. She treats pregnancy-related musculoskeletal conditions (sacroiliac joint pain, low back/sciatic pain, pubic symphysis dysfunction, and coccyx pain), rectus abdominis diastasis/abdominal separation, breastfeeding issues (cracked nipples, blocked ducts, and mastitis). Mansi also specialises in the management of bladder and bowel dysfunction, pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction, and pelvic organ prolapse in adults at all life stages.
Mansi’s treatment approach is evidence-based and holistic, with a focus on empowering patients with knowledge so they can take charge of their own symptoms.
Whilst Mansi is not at work, she enjoys camping and 4WD adventures, cooking and reading.
Anna is an APA Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist. She has 7 years of clinical experience in physiotherapy and has completed her Masters in Clinical Physiotherapy at Curtin University, specialising in Continence and Women’s Health. She is passionate about providing a holistic, patient-centred, evidence-based approach with every client. She enjoys supporting women throughout their perinatal journey. She provides inpatient maternity care, outpatient appointments and antenatal and postnatal pool classes.
Anna is experienced in assessing and managing a variety of physical conditions, including: pregnancy-related back and pelvic girdle pain (including sacroiliac and sciatic pain, pubic symphysis dysfunction, tailbone pain), rectus abdominus diastasis, breastfeeding issues (such as cracked nipples, blocked ducts and mastitis), prolapse, lower urinary tract symptoms, anorectal symptoms (including faecal incontinence and constipation) and pelvic pain (including dyspareunia and persistent pelvic pain conditions). She is also experienced in treating men with lower urinary tract symptoms, particularly after treatment for prostate cancer.
Outside of work Anna enjoys spending time with friends and family, attending Pilates and spin classes and walking her dog, Molly.