At APM, we help people achieve independence and live their best lives.
If you are experiencing pelvic pain, bladder or bowel incontinence, pre- or post-partum concerns or have had an injury while giving birth, we can help.
In selected APM Physiotherapy sites, pelvic health physiotherapists are available to address your concerns and support your recovery.
At APM, we don't believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. We support all genders, and our physiotherapists provide the highest level of care to ensure you get the support you need.
Our friendly and experienced physiotherapists can assist with abnormal sexual function, continence issues, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, and much more.
Health issues can be frustrating and debilitating, but you don't need to let them hold you back. Let us help you get back to great pelvic health.
To see if your local APM Physiotherapy clinic provides pelvic health appointments.
Pelvic health physio can help with
- Bladder concerns – leakage, urgency, control issues
- Bowel concerns – constipation, leakage, difficulty emptying
- Pelvic pain
- Painful sex
- Pre and post-surgery (e.g. hysterectomy/prostatectomy)
- Pre and post-natal pregnancy checks
- Prolapse symptoms
- Toileting concerns for children
Prices for pelvic health appointments
- Initial appointments (up to 60 minutes): $195 (incl. GST)
- Long follow-up appointments: $195 (incl. GST)
- Short follow-up appointments: $130 (incl. GST)
- Pregnancy care package: $420 (incl. GST)
- Initial appointments (up to 60 minutes): $75 (incl. GST)
- Long follow-up appointments: $75 (incl. GST)
- Short follow-up appointments: $50 (incl. GST)
ACC covers maternal injury claims associated with giving birth from October 1, 2022.
Your physiotherapist can advise if ACC covers your injury and whether you need a long or short follow-up appointment.
Pelvic floor rehabilitation
At APM Physiotherapy, we provide personalised support to ensure you get the care that's right for you. By working with you to achieve your health goals, we help you get back to enjoying your life.
Pelvic floor issues differ for different people; you might find your pelvic muscles have weakened or are overactive.
Urinary incontinence is common in people with dysfunctional pelvic floor muscles. It may be accompanied by bowel complications or pain at the front of the pelvic region due to inflammation. Experiencing pain during general daily activities is also commonly reported.
Whether your weakened muscles result from giving birth, surgery, or injury, a path to good health is waiting for you.
A pelvic health physiotherapist can provide you with a personalised rehabilitation plan that considers your lifestyle and specific needs.
A rehabilitation programme may include pelvic floor muscle training, assisted exercises, and expert advice regarding diet and other lifestyle factors.
Pregnancy care package
APM Physiotherapy has created a dedicated pregnancy care package with professional physiotherapy care during your pregnancy and after your delivery, to help manage your symptoms and stay mobile.
Our package includes three appointments during three important milestones:
Whether it’s your first or next pregnancy, your pelvic health physiotherapist can help you manage your symptoms, at every stage.
- Back, joint and muscle pain
- Bladder and bowel leakage
- Pelvic floor muscle strength
- Abdominal separation
They can provide pre-natal care, modified exercise plans, help you prepare for birth and support you during post-partum recovery.
You’ll be equipped with knowledge to help you have the healthiest pregnancy and recovery possible.
One-off pelvic health physiotherapy checks can also be booked at any time throughout your pregnancy. The standard fee for this service will apply.
Call now to book your pregnancy care package on 0800 967 522.
Meet our pelvic health physiotherapists
What to expect from your initial pelvic health assessment
A good initial assessment is key to an effective treatment that minimises discomfort while maximising recovery speed.
An initial assessment takes 60 minutes, which allows us to thoroughly assess your situation and create a tailored treatment plan.
We strive to create an environment that is welcoming, safe and free of judgement.
During the assessment, your pelvic health physiotherapist will ask you a series of questions.
If you are uncomfortable answering any questions, you are welcome to decline. However, the more information you can provide, the better the level of care we can give you.
An initial assessment may require an internal examination.
Since pelvic muscle dysfunction can present in many ways, an internal examination is often the best way to determine how we can help you. We will ask for your consent before starting the exam, and you can withdraw it anytime.
Our highly trained physiotherapists will ensure you feel comfortable and safe throughout your appointment.
Please look at our information sheet for a detailed overview of what to expect from a pelvic health assessment with APM.
If you have questions, you can talk to our friendly service coordinators before your visit or discuss them with your therapist.
Frequently asked questions
No. You can self-refer for pelvic health physiotherapy.
We also accept referrals from GPs, midwives, specialists, sex therapists, and other health professionals.
When booking your appointment, please provide as much information as possible.
Want to find out more? Contact APM today