Common doesn't mean normal | rethinking women's health


What exercise is safe for me to do during pregnancy? After the birth? What helps to alleviate period pain? How can I manage incontinence? Sex is painful for me - can I do anything to change that? What can I do before and after surgery to optimise my recovery?

If you’ve ever asked yourself any of these questions, tune in to the latest episode of the 'Physios on the Mic' podcast! Join us as we chat with the fantastic Chair of the APA Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health group, Cath Willis, about all things female pelvic health – including bladder and bowel health, sexual dysfunction, endometriosis, pelvic pain, period pain, conditions relating to pregnancy, menopause and pre and post-surgery, and the impact all of this can have on mental health.

Pelvic pain conditions can be debilitating and are often uncomfortable or embarrassing to discuss — but rest assured, a visit to your local physiotherapist can help change this.

Cath Willis completed a postgraduate certificate in Exercise and Women’s Health from the University of Melbourne. She works in a full-time capacity at QEII Jubilee Hospital in Brisbane, part-time at Movement Solutions Physiotherapy with Melissa Locke, and assists with teaching a gender health undergraduate subject to physiotherapy students at ACU in Brisbane.