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Women's Health

Women's Health

 

There are certain health problems that specifically affect women at different times in their lives and require specialised physiotherapy. Many of these issues can be addressed by pelvic floor muscle physiotherapy. By strengthening the pelvic floor muscle, bladder and bowel control can be improved and bladder urgency reduced. Women can experience problems associated with pelvic floor muscle weakness at any age. However women are particularly prone to pelvic floor muscle weakness after childbirth when stress incontinence is very common (leaking on coughing/sneezing or physical exercise) and during and after the menopause when changes to vaginal tissues caused by hormonal changes can affect bladder control. Pelvic floor muscle physiotherapy is aimed at women who have difficulty carrying out pelvic floor muscle exercises or who are experiencing difficulties with bladder and or bowel control or symptoms of a prolapse. Physiotherapy includes establishing that you can correctly contract the pelvic floor muscle followed by a progressive training program to improve the strength, endurance and co-ordination of your pelvic floor muscle. Treatment is tailored to your individual condition and is with a Women's Health Physiotherapist. Our Women's Health Physiotherapist will appropriately guide you through correct activation, contraction and control of the pelvic floor using either internal or external (i.e. real-time ultrasound) cues.

We can also help with:

  • Pregnancy (Sacroiliac/ Pubic Symphysis Pain)

  • Incontinence (Feedback from Real Time Ultrasound)

  • Osteoporosis Management

  • Pre & Post-natal core strengthening

  • Rectus Diastasis (Abdominal Separation)