Book an appointment with one of our qualified Pelvic Health Physiotherapists
Hi, my name is Rebecca and I’ve been with Lifestyle Physiotherapy since 2018. After graduating from Otago University in 2013 I spent the first 5 years of my career working at a practice in Cambridge. I have been involved with several sporting teams, including representative men’s rugby, womens sevens and regional football. I have experience treating a wide variety of clients and injuries and I use a very hands on approach to treatment.
I am a qualified men's and women's Pelvic Health Physiotherapist and have been credentialed by Dr Melissa Davidson. I am very humbled and thrilled to provide education on several treatable pelvic health conditions which are often seen as taboo in our community. This includes urinary and faecal incontinence, pre and post-prostatectomy procedures, obstetric patients, prolapse, pelvic floor dysfunction, vulvodynia/vaginismus, tears sustained during childbirth, painful sex, chronic pelvic pain, DRAM and postnatal clients.
What does a consultation involve?
Your initial consultation will involve the physiotherapist asking questions of a personal nature. This is to ensure they have all of the necessary information to make a diagnosis, and formulate an individualised treatment plan. You have the right to decline to answer any questions.
To allow your therapist to make the best diagnosis and treatment plan, you may be asked to consent to a physical examination. This may involve observation and an internal examination or palpation of the perineal region. This is optional and you are able to consent or decline any form of physical assessment, at any time.
Do I have to have an internal examination?
For a number of pelvic floor conditions, this is the best way to assess any damage and function of the area. Our physiotherapists in Hamilton and Ngāruawāhia are specially trained, however there is no pressure for you to have an internal examination. You will always be asked for consent prior to any assessment.
Do I need a referral?
You don't need a referral, however, where possible we will communicate with other health providers that are involved in your care.
Costs and ACC
What does it cost for Pelvic Health Physiotherapy? Private Initial consultation $120; Follow up $70; ACC covered claim $35
Will ACC cover my costs? As of October 1st 2022 ACC will be covering a lot more of the common maternal birth injuries. This means many more women will be able to get the help they need to recover after childbirth. For more information click here.