Physiotherapy is an allied health service that provides inpatient and outpatient care for patients of the Women’s. 

Our physiotherapists have specialist knowledge of women’s health through all stages of the life cycle from newborns to adolescents, through the childbearing years to older women’s health and during cancer treatment.

Physiotherapy treatment focuses on maintaining and restoring normal function, minimising dysfunction, preventing disability and improving quality of life.


  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, including incontinence and prolapse
  • Musculoskeletal pain in the childbearing years
  • Sexual dysfunction, including dyspareunia, vaginismus, post-radiation care
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Vulval conditions, including vulvodynia or vaginismus
  • Newborn conditions, including positional talipes, plagiocephaly, torticollis, brachial plexus palsy
  • Exercise therapy
  • Diabetes during pregnancy
  • Women’s cancers, including breast and gynaecological
  • Bowel disorders including constipation and incontinence

Clinical inclusion

  • All inpatients and outpatients of the hospital, with physiotherapy conditions related to women’s health
  • Women reporting pregnancy-related musculoskeletal pain must be delivering at the Women’s to be eligible for assessment and treatment


The Physiotherapy department is open from 8:00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

8:00am to 12:00pm Saturday (ward cover only).

On-call service provided on weekends and public holidays.


Please note:

  • Internal referral from other services at the Women's only – we do not accept referrals for patients who are not currently patients of the Women's i.e. from GPs.
  • Outpatient appointments require a valid internal referral from a Women’s hospital department.
  • Referrals are valid for 12 months.​


Patients will be notified of appointment details by letter or phone call. Confirmation texts are sent in the days before an outpatient appointment.

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