Women's Physiotherapy

Updated: Mar 1, 2021

Women’s health Physiotherapy is a vital component in a woman’s life in order to stay fit and healthy during pregnancy, in the post-natal period or after surgery. There are many issues with recovering after having baby that women feel are a ‘normal’ and simply have to deal with. A woman’s body goes through many changes and some issues may arise such as bladder or bowel issues including incontinence, pelvic pain, diastasis recti (tummy separation) often resulting in back or hip pain and many more.

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What to expect from Team Physio?

To help with these issues a women’s health Physiotherapist at Team Physio will assess you and take a detailed history of your concerns and goals for treatment, including questions about bladder and bowel habits, as well as your obstetric, gynaecological and medical history. Your assessment will then be tailored accordingly to your unique presentation. This will likely involve assessment of musculoskeletal issues, as well as your back and pelvis, posture and breathing techniques, abdominal muscles for diastasis recti (tummy separation), trigger points and breathing, real time ultrasound imaging of the bladder or pelvic floor muscles, if needed. You may also be offered an internal vaginal or rectal examination to examine the skin, tone, structure and function of your pelvic floor muscles. Following an assessment, a detailed explanation of your symptoms and diagnosis will be given, and a personalised management plan will be discussed and developed according to your needs- the aim is to ensure you a speedy recovery to full health and wellbeing!E

What techniques we use to treat your issues:

  • Muscle retraining – This creates body awareness (how you get in and out of your car, how you bend to pick things up, how you sit, overall posture, etc.) and improves movement patterns. Kegel exercises to strengthen weak pelvic floor muscles in addition to Pilates can be very beneficial.

  • Exercise Therapy – helps improve mobility, strength, and endurance. This also strengthens bones and joints.

  • Modalities – Application of heat and/or ice, electrical stimulation therapy, and massage therapy to reduce pain, stiffness, and swelling.

  • Manual therapy – helps improve joint and soft tissue flexibility and mobility by using repetitive and specific hands-on movements and motions.

What next?

If you would like to book an appointment or request further information, please contact your nearest clinic or click here.

Mawsley clinic: 01536697989

Corby clinic: 01604217821

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