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
Services that can support Women’s Health Physio are Dietician, Chiropractry, Pilates, Hypnotherapy, TaiChi, Yoga, Pre and post-natal Pilates and yoga, Pilates, Acupuncture and Counselling
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