Women Health Physiotherapy

Women Health Physiotherapy

Women’s Health Physiotherapy in Extra Care physiotherapy Centre

Women’s Health is a specific area of physiotherapy focusing on the treatment and management of women’s health issues. A Chartered Physiotherapist specialising in Women’s Health will have undergone further specialist training in this area.
The main life stages a Women’s Health Physiotherapist treats are:

     The Child Bearing Years

      Peri and Post-menopausal

     The older woman

The following are examples of common problems or conditions than are treated by a specialist Women’s Health physiotherapist.

Pregnancy Related Issues

  Abdominal muscle weakness

 Pelvic girdle injury / pain

 Back ache / stiffness

 Bladder / Bowel dysfunction

 Carpel tunnel syndrome




 Decreased fitness levels / inactivity

 Pelvic floor muscle damage

 Postural changes

 DRAM – Diastasis of Rectus Abdominus Muscle

The following are examples of treatments and interventions used by a Women’s Health Physiotherapist to treat pregnancy related issues:

 Abdominal muscle exercises

  Manual Therapy

 Breathing Exercises

 Core Stability Training

 Guidance on safe exercise in pregnancy

 Health Promotion

 Pelvic Floor Muscle Re-Education

 Ante and Post Natal Pilates Classes

 Postural Correction

 Relaxation Techniques

 Strengthening / Stabilising Exercises

Examples of Women’s Health Physiotherapy Interventions:

 Trigger Point Release

 Massage therapy


 Chronic pain management

 An individualised exercise program

Sexual Dysfunction and Pelvic Pain

 Perineal Pain

 Pelvic / Abdominal / Low back pain

 Discomfort with sexual intercourse / use of tampon

What can you do to help us with your treatment

During your first appointment, we will need to find out from you about your problem, how it started and how it is affecting you. We may also need to ask you several questions about your problem to allow us to fully understand your problem. We will discuss with you what your goals and concerns are about your problem. To properly assess your problem area, we will ask for your permission to remove some of your outer clothing so that we can see the affected area and perform movements and test on you to establish exactly the cause of your problem. You are requested to bring all the previous MRI, CT, Ultrasound, X-Ray , Discharge summary , Doctor Prescription etc. along with you.

  1. How long will my assessment or treatment session last?
  2. Dependent upon your problem, your initial assessment may last up to 45 minutes.
  3. Follow up treatment sessions may last up to 30 minutes-1hour.