Women's Health Exercise Physiology


Abdominal Separation

Abdominal separation (DRAM) can occur with pelvic floor problems such as urinary incontinence, if these issues are occurring for you, book for an internal examination with our Pelvic floor Physiotherapist. If left untreated abdominal separation can affect the body aesthetically and functionally.

Pelvic Floor Training

Assists with pelvic floor activation, strength endurance, and power that can assist with stress and urinary incontinence.

Antenatal and Postnatal Care

Exercise Physiology can assist during and after pregnancy to manage conditions such as back and pelvic pain and provide exercise guidelines and prescription. We can provide guidance on returning to exercise post pregnancy by prescribing a personalised program.

Back/Pelvic/Hip Pain (during or post pregnancy)

60% of pregnant women will experience pain during or post pregnancy therefore assessment of the entire body mechanics and posture can identify potential contributing factors to your pain.
Treatment includes joint mobility, exercise prescription, lifestyle modification and sleeping strategies.

Postnatal Depression

More than 1 in 7 new mums experience postnatal depression. Exercise has been shown to assist with the symptoms of postnatal depression.

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is usually tested for at 24-28 weeks and is diagnosed when the mother's blood sugar levels are too high. Lifestyle interventions such as exercise and diet can help manage this condition and improve the health and wellbeing of mum and bub.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

PCOS is a common condition affecting 5-10% of women at a reproductive age and can cause irregular periods and infertility. Treatment involves lifestyle interventions such as exercise which can alleviate symptoms and lower the risk of Diabetes and Cardiovascular disease.

Endometriosis

Our aim is to change the protective response your body creates and encourage it to move once again, exercises can have a protective affect against diseases that involve inflammatory processes such as endometriosis. Treatment options include exercise prescription to relieve chronic symptoms.

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer is the most common cancer for women. Exercise is beneficial in alleviating the side effects of chemotherapy such as fatigue and nausea. . If surgery is needed exercise will help to restore range of motion strength and flexibility after mastectomy and reconstructive surgery.

Menopause

Exercise can support you during menopause and develop an exercise programme that can prevent the onset of chronic conditions.

Clinical Pilates

Our group pilates classes at Coast Sport are on a Monday at 6pm and run by our Exercise Physiologist Leigh-Anne McBridge who has over 10 years of experience in pregnancy and exercise. Leigh-Anne is a Mum of two with strong interest in providing women with health benefits via exercise. In addition to group Pilates, you can book in for 1x1 clinical pilates sessions with Leigh-Anne (private), or semi private sessions.

Leigh-Anne McBride - Exercise Physiologist


"Accredited Exercise Physiologists are university-qualified allied health professionals. They specialise in designing and delivering safe and effective exercise interventions for people with chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities. When it comes to the prescription of exercise, they are the most qualified professionals in Australia."

- Exercise Right Australia