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03 443 7271 | 4 Quinnat street, Albert Town, Wanaka | 15/5 Hawthorne Drive, Frankton Queenstown

Faster, stronger, better

We are here to help the every day athlete get back to the exercise they love, and also the high performance athletes improve their game by ensuring that the pelvis is not the weakest link and it is part of the power team to improve and enhance performance.  So here’s to no more wet pants or pain with exercise and movement!

The pelvis is the epicentre of the body, and after certain events like trauma, pain in the pelvis and the pelvic floor can cause it to not behave quite the same as it did before.

We will make sure that the pelvis is working with the rest of the body, and that incontinence or pelvic weakness does does not slow your performance, but you have a strong functional system that enhances your abilities to out perform out competitors.

We will liaise with coaches about the optimal way to get an athlete performing at the best.

We also see every day athlete, who may not be competing, but love to stay fit, strong, powerful and healthy.

Conditions we treat

There is no need to put up with niggly hip pain. The sooner you can get onto hip pain the more likely you will be to prevent long term complications. Hip pain can be a result of poor biomechanics, high impact sport with poor technique or injury through repetitive movements.

Our therapists can target the deeper structures of the hip that are interlinked with the pelvic floor to create a whole body picture and could be the missing link to that ongoing hip pain.

Low back pain is a term that is loosely thrown around and can be caused by a host of issues. Our therapists take a holistic view and treat the individual as a whole, assisting them to find the mental, physical and emotional reasons that low back pain is persisting.

The Pelvic floor works with the deep abdominal’s, the diaphragm and the lumbar spine and can often been a major link overlooked which is why we treat lumbar pain through different lenses.

Pelvic floor muscles that are too tight or too weak will mean that your team mates (the back, core, hip and diaphragm) won’t be functioning as well as they should.  By normalising the length, tension, strengthen, co-ordination of the pelvic floor muscles, it can significantly enhance performance (on the field and in the bedroom!)

 

Pelvic pain can be hugely debilitating. If the muscles are to tight they can cause slow flow of urination, frequency of urination, trouble getting and maintaining an erection due to lack of blood flow and pain of the penis, perinium, testicles, anus or sacrum.

Pelvic pain can also be caused by muscle imbalances around the pelvis or imbalances further up or down the chain.

Our pelvic health physios are here to help!

Leaking with running and impact sport is not a problem exclusive to the ladies.  If there has been an event to weaken off the pelvic floor muscles, or a trauma around the region, there may be leaking with sport.  We know how you back on track .

Services related to High performance sport

Running assessment

Running is a high impact sport and this can place alot of force through the body and onto the pelvic floor which can lead to hip, pelvis and back pain as well as urinary incontinence.

Our running Guru Ingrid Vollweiler does head to toe running assessments to figure out the actual cause of the dysfunction, pain or leaking during running.  Ingrid is a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, Exercise Scientist and functional movement geek. Changing strategies, and a few tweaks, will see you lift performance and run stronger, faster, longer… with a life long sustainable technique to prevent dysfunction.

Kegals for men

Getting these muscles optimised to their full potential is what we are best at! This is our jam! No flimpsy pamphlet and generic instruction given… we assess you fully, and get your started on how to get these wonderful muscles, power house strong, and able to respond to what you will throw at it. Your program will be individualised to EXACTLY what you need. We don’t want your pelvic floor muscles to be your weakest link!

Sometimes that might involve pelvic floor muscles relaxation first, before we can work on the strength, power, co-ordination and endurance of these muscles. They have to be fast enough to catch those coughs and sneezes, and have enough endurance to last a full day on your feet! They have to have enough tone to support your pelvic organs, and be able to fully relax to wee, poo and have sex! They need to be able to respond to impact during a lift or a jump…. And if you follow our recommendations… …. the can certainly help sexual performance!

Pelvic floor muscle relaxation

Restoring the normal length, tension and strength to the pelvic floor muscles is very important when aiming to resolve pelvic pain. Many things can contribute to the pain experience and we believe in fixing the underlying ‘why’. We have a holistic approach, which includes mind and body.  Treatment will include hands on manual therapy as well as home exercises, such as stretches, breathing and visualisation techniques.  We will also need to address any stress, diet, and postural problems to restore relaxation to the muscles.

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Take the first step and book your appointment 60 minute appointment, which is always 1:1, and involves a treatment tailored to you exact needs.


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