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
The following are examples of treatments and interventions used by a Women’s Health Physiotherapist to treat pregnancy
Decreased fitness levels / inactivity
Pelvic floor muscle damage
DRAM – Diastasis of Rectus Abdominus Muscle
Abdominal muscle exercises
Core Stability Training
Guidance on safe exercise in pregnancy
Pelvic Floor Muscle Re-Education
Ante and Post Natal Pilates Classes
Strengthening / Stabilising Exercises
Examples of Women’s Health Physiotherapy Interventions:
Trigger Point Release
Chronic pain management
An individualised exercise program
Sexual Dysfunction and Pelvic 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.
- How long will my assessment or treatment session last?
- Dependent upon your problem, your initial assessment may last up to 45 minutes.
- Follow up treatment sessions may last up to 30 minutes-1hour.