Usually internal – to asses the function of the pelvic floor muscles and presence of pelvic organ prolapse
The first appointment will take one hour. Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to complete an information and general health form.
This initial appointment starts with a detailed history taking involving lots of questions about what your problem is and what your expectations from treatment are.
This discussion will include education about the anatomy and function of the pelvic floor, bladder and bowel.
After this, a physical examination is usually performed. This will be different for each person depending on their main problem.
It may include:
To assess the pelvic floor muscles or deep abdominal muscles
During this examination, Bronwyn will guide you and explain what is needed and how this process will provide specific information to base your individualised treatment on.
The final discussion will be about what you can expect as you work towards your goals for rehabilitation of your pelvic health.
Subsequent treatment sessions are 45-60 minutes where your progress and adjustments to your treatment will be facilitated.
Patients may be seen 1 / week or 1-2 / month. It depends on individual needs but treatment usually requires several sessions.
Treatment sessions may include:
Treatment will always involve a home programme.
Your persistence is key to the pace of your rehabilitation.
Bronwyn Jest Physiotherapy
Bronwyn Jest is a Brisbane Physiotherapist based in Chermside with advanced training in Continence and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation.
Bladder and Bowel health problems affect more than 4.8 million Australians. These problems can be treated, better managed or cured.
Bronwyn is available by appointment only:
Monday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Phone: 0413 365 859
Fax: 07 3359 1992
812 Gympie Road
Chermside QLD 4032
Parking available at rear off Hamilton Road.