What it is
Women’s Health Physiotherapy is a specialist area of Physiotherapy concerned with Obstetrics and Gynaecology as well as dysfunction of the pelvis and the pelvic floor. A Women’s Health Specialist can also treat men with pelvic dysfunction.
Conditions commonly treated by a Women’s Health Physio include
Bladder problems such as stress urinary incontinence, urgency and urge incontinence
Bowel problems such as constipation, wind, urgency or incontinence
Overactive pelvic floor and pelvic pain
Sexual problems such as vaginismus or painful intercourse
Rehabilitation post gynae surgery
Lower back or pelvic girdle pain (PGP) during pregnancy
Pelvic floor dysfunction after childbirth
3rd or 4th degree tear during childbirth
Divarication or separation of the abdominal muscles after pregnancy
What to expect
The initial and subsequent treatments times will vary depending on the type and complexity of the condition, but usually first assessment will be an hour and subsequent appointments 45 mins. All patients will benefit from a confidential assessment and treatment and will be given the time needed to address any sensitive issues they may be concerned about. A physical examination will be done which for gynaecological patients will involve an internal examination for which your consent will be obtained. Treatment will be tailored to your individual condition. I am a strong believer in the holistic approach to treatment and will work with you to attain optimum wellbeing through exercise therapy and Pilates ,relaxation, restoring good bladder and bowels habits, as well as diet and fluid intake and lifestyle advice if needs be.
Other services that can support your treatment
What will it cost?
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Meet our Therapists
Physiotherapist, Certified Pilates InstructorI played sport to a high level at school in Zimbabwe and this, along with my fascination with the anatomy and biomechanics of the human body, led me to study physiotherapy at the University of Cape town.
Here’s What Our Clients Think of Us
For Karla (Hypnotherapist)
“I was here on 3-day work experience. The first day I was nervous but there was a ‘family atmosphere’ where everyone was really welcoming and made me feel comfortable. I enjoyed every minute and would love to come again.”
For Vicky (Vim and Vigour)
“I am now nearing the end of my second course of Vim and Vigour sessions. I must say, along with thoroughly enjoying myself I have noticed an improvement in my balance, core strength and flexibility over this period. My thanks go to Vicky who has focused the activities towards my particular needs and has also raised my awareness of how to combat the ageing issues my body is facing. Thank you.”
For Jo (Physiotherapy)
“I have to say that in all my years, working and coaching, and being treated myself, that was one of the finest pieces of work I’ve ever witnessed. My daughter is a very complex, head strong young lady. I am truly in awe of the way Jo took on the mental and physical challenges in a way she could accept. Very grateful for all you’ve done”
“Over the last 2 years of rehab, I’ve done lots of different exercises, some extreme that have worked me hard. This is the only one that I’ve had to ask to stop mid-session to get a drink of water, that’s how hard it pushes you, do not underestimate this fantastic form of exercise.”
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Making that first appointment is the most important part. If you’re not quite sure what you need don’t worry, give us a call or send an email. Our job is to help you find the best way forward with the most appropriate treatment plan or class for you.