Womens Health

Women’s Health at MGS


Kate Brocklehurst based at MGS Manly, and Eliza Walne at MGS Mona Vale have experience in the Women’s Health area.  They are skilled at internal assessment of the pelvic floor and also utilizing real time ultrasound to develop deep abdominal and pelvic floor exercises programs. As each clients issues are unique, she tailors the exercise program and advice to target specific dysfunction:women

Did you know…

  • Nearly 4 million Australians are affected by incontinence
  • 1 in every 3 women that have a baby experience incontinence
  • Urinary incontinence affects:

19% of Australian women aged 10-29

40% of Australian women aged 30-44

50% of Australian women aged 60-74

  • Although very successful Physiotherapy treatment exists, and in many cases cure is possible, most women never seek the professional help that could give them back their quality of life.
  • If you have accidents where you wet yourself, or pass faeces at the wrong time or in the wrong place, you suffer from incontinence and you’re not alone.


Sadly, many women with incontinence problems suffer in silence. These women don’t seek help because they are embarrassed or, mistakenly, believe that nothing can be done to help them. However, at MGS Physiotherapy we offer expert help that can help you to manage or completely resolve your symptoms.

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Kate and Eliza can treat Women suffering from:

  • Urinary incontinence or poor bladder control
  • Bowel incontinence and constipation
  • Over active bladder and urge incontinence
  • Pregnancy and post-natal care
  • Vaginal prolapse (also known as pelvic organ prolapse)
  • Painful sex
  • Pelvic pain



What should I expect?


You do not need a referral to see our women’s health physiotherapist, but you may be referred by your GP or gynaecologist. Be sure to mention specifically Women’s Health when making your initial appointment.

The initial appointment will involve taking a very detailed history about your pelvic floor habits, from bladder and bowel control, to sex, to lower back and pelvic pain. The session will also include a real time ultrasound assessment and if required an internal vaginal examination with your consent. The internal examination will allow for the physiotherapist to properly assess any weakness, spasm or change to your pelvic floor muscles and to assess for any degree of vaginal prolapse of your pelvic organs. All of this cannot be achieved externally.

We will then go through the management plan, exercises needed to do at home and set goals to help you achieve a great outcome. We will also work closely with your current physiotherapist, referring doctor or gynaecologist to achieve the best outcome for you.RTUS 2

What do I do next?


If you have any questions about pelvic floor dysfunction, or any of its presentations such as incontinence, vaginal prolapse or pelvic pain, please call us on 02 9976 2666  to discuss your concerns with our women’s health physiotherapist. When booking your appointment be sure to mention Women’s Health. Kate or Eliza will be happy to give you a brief call before your initial assessment if you are unsure of the suitability of your condition.

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Find out the contact details of each MGS practice:
MGS Manly
MGS Mona Vale

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