Women’s Health Physiotherapy

Women’s Health

  • Women’s Health
  • Ante and Post Natal Back Pain
  • Post Natal Pelvic Floor Weakness
  • Stress Incontinence
  • Hysterectomy Getting Back to Full Fitness
  • Mastectomy Recovering Strength and Posture
  • Our Women’s Health physiotherapists are sensitive to your needs. A full case history will be taken to gain a clear understanding of your problem. Your physiotherapist will examine your physical signs and symptoms and give you a clear diagnosis with a full explanation of what has caused your problem and why you are experiencing your symptoms. A treatment plan will be discussed and devised specifically for you.

    Our Women’s Health physiotherapists, Dr. Dheerja and Dr Purnima are experienced in treating women with a range of conditions that can effect women throughout their lives. These can be brought on during pregnancy, postnatally, during menopause and post menopause. From incontinence to vaginal pain, prolapse to pelvic floor conditions, there is growing evidence that physiotherapy can alleviate, and in many cases cure these symptoms.

    We understand that some of these conditions may feel embarrassing and difficult to discuss and therefore all sessions will taken in complete privacy.

    The assessment will start with a detailed history of your presenting complaints and of any previous medical conditions.

    This will be followed by a physical examination of your pelvic area, abdomen and lumbar spine.

    After the findings have been discussed with you, a holistic treatment and exercise programme can be developed.

    • The female body is subject to a huge amount of change. These changes can be the cause of aches and pains as well as issues with bladder, bowel and pelvic floor dysfunction
    • At Physio Studio we aim to minimize the discomfort that may arise during and after pregnancy and, educate new mums and ‘mums to be’ about their ever changing body during their childbearing year, allowing pregnancy to be enjoyable and afford the mother an efficient recovery post partum
    • Pelvic girdle pain and stress urinary incontinence are common amongst pregnant women. These symptoms often occur due to hormonal changes and the ever increasing weight of your baby and uterus.
    • The mounting pressure of the uterus on your bladder gives you less room to store urine just when it’s becoming more difficult to stop the flow. You may notice that you leak urine when you sneeze or find it harder to hold your urine when you need to ‘go’. Urinary incontinence in pregnancy should not be ignored as research suggests that if you develop stress urinary incontinence during your pregnancy, or within 6 weeks following the birth of your baby, you are more likely to suffer from incontinence 5 years later.
    • An assessment with a Women’s Health Physiotherapist is often all you need to prevent this. It is important to ensure that you are doing the right pelvic floor exercises and activating the correct muscles for a suitable length of time in order to maintain a strong pelvic floor throughout your pregnancy and beyond.
    • There are many benefits of exercise during pregnancy including:

    • Helping you to carry the weight you gain during pregnancy.
    • Preparing you for the physical stress of labor and birth.
    • Making getting back into shape after your baby is born easier.
    • Pelvic stability exercises are ideal to strengthen the supporting muscles of the pelvis and ease the pressure on the pelvic floor.
    • In pregnancy the extra strain on ligaments of pelvis can cause pain and movement dysfunction. The muscles supporting these ligaments need to be strong enough to provide stability as the ligaments loosen. Physiotherapists are in an ideal position to educate and advise women on safe exercising during this time and there is much evidence to support physiotherapy for pelvic pain in pregnancy.
    • Who Might Benefit From Antenatal Physiotherapy ?

    • Individuals suffering with pregnancy related ache and pains, such as back and pelvic pain and stress incontinence.
    • Individuals who are looking to keep active throughout their pregnancy.Individuals wanting to experience a healthier pregnancy, smoother delivery and quicker postnatal recovery.
    • Bladder "weakness"

    • 1 in 3 women are affected at some point in their lives. Symptoms often worsen with age or without action. Many women don't seek help as they think that the only treatment is surgery. Our specialist female therapists will guide you through a tailored exercise programmer which can cure or greatly improve bladder weakness.
    • Post Surgery for Hysterectomy & Prolapse

    • It is vital to re-educate the muscles around the pelvis after surgery. Many women return to work and general exercise without fully re-educating these muscle groups and go on to suffer with low back pain and bladder problems..
    • Symptoms associated with prolapse of the bladder or bowel can be eased significantly by correct pelvic floor rehabilitation and simple lifestyle changes which our therapist will guide you through.
    • Making getting back into shape after your baby is born easier.