A trained Women’s Health & Continence Physiotherapist can help better manage these conditions. Also, they are often integral to the treatment program, working alongside GP’s and specialists as part of the treatment team. Furthermore, they can often help patients avoid surgery down the track. Appointments cover a thorough assessment of the concern and an in-depth discussion about the most effective treatment technique recommended for your particular health issue. Diagnosis and treatment plans are created in line with the latest evidence-based practice and are delivered in a safe and supportive environment. Treatment may involve simple exercises, ultrasound or massage and follow up rehabilitation activities that may be recommended such as a guided exercise program or clinical Pilates.
For example, a physiotherapy session for urinary incontinence might include:
The recommended program will help the patient identify, exercise, re-train or repair internal muscles such as those in the pelvic floor, and ultimately help to improve their quality of life. At Heartland Physio, we have specially trained Physiotherapists who can help with women’s health and related issues. We also help with advice about safe fitness alternatives for those people affected by, or at risk of, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and offer classes and programs including:
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: