WOMEN'S HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPY
WHAT IS WOMENS HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPY?
Women's health physiotherapy is focused on helping women who are pre or post natal, have endometriosis or those with symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction (typically incontinence and pelvic pain).
WHO IS AT RISK OF PELVIC FLOOR DYSFUNCTION
Anyone can develop pelvic floor dysfunction but there is higher risks if you:
Have had children
Are peri or postmenopausal
Have a history of heavy lifting (e.g gym, high level athlete, lifestyle/work)
Have a chronic health conditions.
Physiotherapy can assist you in reducing pain and movement restrictions caused by endometriosis. Women with endometriosis typically have developed movement patterns due to the pain and inflammation, such as pelvic floor gripping, that further effect their ability to move well.
REBOOT Physiotherapy is well placed to help you due to Rebecca's training:
1. Women's Health Physiotherapy training - a great understanding in women's health conditions and allows examination of the pelvic floor when required.
2. Connect Therapy - find the most important area to treat for symptom relief!
3. Visceral Manipulation - gentle techniques that help release fascial restrictions between organs in your abdomen which is particularly important for endometriosis.
Read my blog post on Endometriosis Physiotherapy here.
PRE & POST NATAL PHYSIOTHERAPY
Physiotherapy is well proven to help women stay comfortable and active through pregnancy. Women's Health Physiotherapy can help:
treat musculoskeletal pain through pregnancy
assess pelvic floor function and strength
assess rectus diastasis (abdominal separation) and prescribe individualised rehabilitation exercises
guide you through return to exercise post pregnancy
WHAT CAN BE DONE
The benefit of receiving treatment from a Women's Health Physiotherapist in reduction of pelvic floor dysfunction or recovery from pregnancy is well proven. Rebecca is trained in Women's Health physiotherapy and will be able to assess you to determine the best treatment plan.
A women's health consultation runs very much like a examination for other areas of the body starting with a discussion about your symptoms followed by an assessment. A whole body assessment looking at your biomechanics for movement will be conducted first to see if there are other areas of your body influencing how your pelvis moves during movement.
Following this other pelvic floor specific assessments may be conducted based on your history and symptoms; this may include filling out a bladder diary over a 48 hour period and/or an internal examination. The internal examination is much like a pap smear test (but more comfortable) and allows the physiotherapist to assess tone & strength of your pelvic floor and prolapse.
READY TO BOOK OR HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
Appointments can be made through our online booking portal
If you have more questions feel free to email or call me.