Physiotherapy is a modality used to restore, maintain and promote health in people using techniques to reduce pain, and prevent further injury. Physiotherapists will often use a combination of ‘hands on’ techniques including massage, joint mobilisation and stretching. Sometimes your physiotherapist may prescribe exercises for you to do at home to assist with your treatment and move towards your health goal faster.

At Essence of Health, we are dedicated to helping women live healthy and active lives.

Our Physiotherapist Kim has a musculoskeletal background, and enjoys working with all types of patients. She uses hands on techniques as well as exercise prescription and patient education, which she believes all contribute to long term management and a healthy lifestyle.

Common conditions treated with physiotherapy are:
Back pain
Neck pain
Pelvic Pain
Pubic symphysis
Abdominal separation
Sacroiliac pain
Carpal tunnel

Pregnancy can be hard on the body due to the many changes ocurring. Seeing a Physiotherapist may provide you relief from commonly experienced pregnancy conditions.

Our Physiotherapist Kim can help with problems such as pubic symphysis pain, sacroiliac joint pain, neck and shoulder pain, carpal tunnel, and back pain.

Kim has completed further education in pre and postnatal physiotherapy. She enjoys helping antenatal clients manage any issues that may arise during this time, as well as encouraging them to keep fit and active.

Physiotherapy support after having a baby is just as important as during pregnancy. Your body is in a recovery phase and a Physiotherapist may be able to help you return to your prenatal health.

Kim has completed further education in postnatal physiotherapy. She may be able to assist with postnatal conditions and general wellbeing including:
Breastfeeding support
Back and neck pain
Pelvic pain
Abdominal seperation
Headaches and neck pain
Return to exercise & core strengthening

We understand that issues related to your pelvic floor can have a big impact on your comfort and quality of life. Our Physiotherapist Kim is here to listen and work with you on your individual symptoms and goals.

Pelvic floor physiotherapy may help with conditions including, but not limited to:
Postnatal Pelvic Floor Assessments
Incontinence of the bladder (urine) or bowel (faeces or wind)
Symptoms of an overactive bladder including urgency and frequency
Pelvic organ prolapse symptoms
Pregnancy Care