Can I change my appointment?
At present we have a 48 hour cancellation policy for any change, no show or cancellation.
A 50% appointment fee will be charged if you dont give us 48 hours notice.
Can I bring my child/children to my appointment?
Of course! We know that child free time can be tricky to find so if you need to bring your small human/s with you, you are most welcome.
We have baby bouncers and play mats that can be brought into our clinic rooms as well as toy zone in reception for older children.
Can I bring my child/children to the studio classes?
All of our "Mum and Bub" branded classes are child friendly- this means children of any age from 6weeks old onwards are welsome.
Our Express pilates and Broga classes are a child free zone so please consider this when booking your spot.
I've just got my period, should I still come to my appointment?
We know this can catch you by surprise and you may not want you have an appointment whilst you are on your period and this is completely your choice.
However please know that we are happy to see you and do an assessment if required when you are on your period.
What can I expect from my first appointment?
If you have booked in for a Women's or Men's Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy appointment we take a thorough history of your symptoms at the start of your appointment with us.
This can include questions around your bladder, bowel, symptoms of pain and sexual history to name just afew.
Remember that we ask all of these questions to gain a thorough undertsanding as to what could be causing your symptoms.
If theres anything you dont feel comfortable sharing, that is totally up to you.
Often a Digital Vaginal (or rectal) examination will be required during the initial apppointment. This is not a speculum exam and should not be painful. We will discuss with you and explain exactly why a vaginal or rectal exam is indicated and you are welcome to decline this exam if you do not wish to have one.
What can I expect from a post-partum check?
This is what you'll get when you book your postnatal check at Health Down South, and what you should expect from any postnatal check
- A thorough screen for pelvic floor dysfunction symptoms.
- A vaginal examination (if you're comfortable with this)
- A rectal examination (if indicated & you're comfortable with this)
- Assessment of your risk of developing prolapse
- A return to running and exercise assessment
- A check of your tummy muscles for diastasis recti
- An ultrasound of your deep abdominal muscles to aid in recovery of diastasis recti
- A check of your caesarean and perineal scars if indicated
- A check in about how you're managing the rollercoaster that is motherhood
- A personalised management plan for any symptoms you're experiencing, issues with the pelvic floor we identify and to enable you to return to exercise safely
- Access to the best postnatal resources to aid your recovery if needed
- An honest plan going forwards - if you don't need any additional physiotherapy we will let you know, and will only get you back in if needed
- Lodgement of any birth injuries with ACC
- Onward referral if required