Women’s Health Physiotherapy

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Women face a range of complex health issues. Menstruation, menopause and pregnancy and its related conditions can also significantly affect the body. Most women assume that they must live with these conditions, as there is little or nothing that can be done to influence them other than medical/operative intervention. In many instances, that is not the case.

Some of the issues that can be improved by physiotherapy include:

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:

Pregnancy related issues:

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

Sexual dysfunction and pelvic pain:

Examples of Women’s Health Physiotherapy Interventions:

Peri and post-menopausal problems / conditions:

Examples of Women’s Health Physiotherapy Interventions:

The older woman:

Examples of Women’s Health Physiotherapy Interventions:

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