Women's Health

What is Women’s Health Physiotherapy?

Women's Health Physiotherapy focuses on all issues related to Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Whether you are pregnant, a new mum, recovering from gynaecological surgery or experiencing incontinence or pelvic floor concerns, Women's Health Physiotherapy can help to improve your health, fitness and well being. Shockingly 1 in 3 women experience women’s health problems during their lifetime. However many tolerate these problems, often for years, either too embarrassed to seek help or unaware that there are treatments available.

What conditions do we treat?

  • Constipation
  • Pelvic floor injury and dysfunction
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Preparation for, and recovery after, gynaecological surgery
  • Problems with bladder and bowel control
  • Pregnancy related pain

What does Women’s Health Physiotherapy involve?

Gynaecology

Gynaecology physiotherapy involves assesment and treatement of the pelvic floor, bladder and other surrounding structures that may be involved. Women's health physiotherapists are specially trained to assess and treat incontinence (urinary and faecal), urgency (of urine and bowel movements), prolapse (of bladder, uterus, vaginal and bowel), pelvic pain (including perineal tears, general pelvic and bladder pain).

What can this involve:

  • Assess your pelvic floor function and teach you how to carry out pelvic floor muscle exercises correctly
  • Help you prepare for and recover after gynaecological surgery, and return to normal activity
  • Offer advice on activities and exercise that may strain your pelvic floor
  • Offer advice on bladder retraining and fluid management
  • Offer guidance on desensitising and massaging painful scar tissue following childbirth or gynaecological surgery
  • Teach correct defecation techniques for healthy bowel habits

Obstetrics

Obstetrics is anything related to pregnancy. At Bodyworks Therapy we are specially trained to assess and treat aches and pains associated the pregnancy as well as common pregnancy side-effects such as separation of the stomach muscles and increased laxity in the joints. Postnatally aches and pains can continue, or new problems can occur. We will use our specialist skills to assess and treat you and provide the best care and management using evidenced based practice.  

Ante-Natal

  • Advice and treatment for pregnancy pains including, back, neck and pelvic pain, Sacro-iliac joint dysfunction and sciatica, rib pain. Including ‘pelvic girdle pain’ and ‘symphasis pubis dysfunction’.
  • Pelvic Floor exercises and training and bladder advice to prevent and treat incontinence

Post-Natal

  • Post-natal back, neck and pelvic pain
  • Assessment, treatment and advice for post-natal incontinence, prolapse, pelvic pain or perineal repair during delivery. Also general pelvic floor strengthening.
  • Divarication of recti muscles

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