Continence & Women’s / Men’s Health

Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist Annette Innes has more than 30 years experience in the management of bladder and bowel problems, prolapse and pelvic pain, in children, men and women.  Annette has been awarded the title of “APA Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist ” by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) through a rigorous examination process.

Michelle Bessen and Karen Dutton have joined the Continence team with ongoing professional development in this area.

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

We offer a comprehensive Pelvic floor Assessment for the prevention & treatment of prolapse and incontinence. Pelvic pain, Vulvodynia and painful intercourse are also treated.

Men’s Health

MALE PROBLEMS with incontinence, pelvic pain and erectile function are treated by Annette. She recommends a consult BEFORE Prostatectomy (Radical
or TURP). Annette takes the time to discuss WHAT to expect and HOW to MINIMISE INCONTINENCE through CORRECT pelvic floor muscle action.
Follow up AFTER the surgery is useful also. CORRECT TECHNIQUE and TIMING of Pelvic Floor Muscle action has been shown to reduce the post operative
incontinence and erectile dysfunction which has in the past been associated with Prostatectomy.

We utilise Real Time Diagnostic Ultrasound and Biofeedback for assessment and treatment of male and female pelvic floor issues.

Please contact Hahndorf Physiotherapy  so that we can send you an information pack before your first consult.


Our “Yes I can do it” program for children assists with bedwetting, day wetting and bowel problems. Bedwetting alarms may form part of the treatment
program, and are available for hire from Hahndorf physio. Children over the age of 5 can enter our “Yes, I can do it” Program. Advice and resources
are available for parents of younger children.

Pregnancy and Post Natal

We offer WATER and LAND based CLASSES for your physical well being, fitness, prevention and management of back pain, and strengthening the core stability muscles.

INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATIONS are offered for back pain, pelvic joint instability, carpal tunnel syndrome, breast mastitis, perineal discomfort and pelvic floor assessments.

Attending Pregnancy exercise classes conducted by Michelle and Annette gives not only safe and specific exercise prescription for pregnancy, but lots of information about preventing and managing problems associated with your pregnancy and birth. Meeting other pregnant women, and making friendships which last well after the classes are finished is a bonus. We use a private pool near Hahndorf, set on a delightful property, complete with an animal sanctuary! Please ring us for detailed instructions.

Click here to view our exercise class time table.