Women’s Health Physiotherapy is focused on musculoskeletal issues associated with pregnancy, birth, post-partum, breastfeeding and menopause, including diagnosis and management of pelvic floor muscle dysfunction.
Pregnancy is a wonderful but physically demanding time on the body. Assistance from a Physiotherapist during this time can help in the management of pain, pelvic instability, core weakness or to assist in designing an appropriate exercise program for your pregnancy’s duration, and after delivery. As once you’ve had your baby, it’s an important time to consider pelvic floor health and how to regain control and confidence in your core and pelvic floor muscles.
Our Physiotherapist Carmen has a special interest in women’s health and pelvic floor conditions. Carmen will happily see you for assistance with the following conditions:
Pregnancy and postpartum issues such as:
- Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PGP or Pelvic Instability)
- Pregnancy-related back or neck pain
- Post-op caesarean care
- Abdominal muscle separation (Diastasis recti)
- Hip pain
- Rib pain
- Coccyx pain and injury
- Carpal tunnel and wrist pain
- Return to sport and exercise after childbirth.
- Pelvic floor muscle weakness
- Overactivity (tightness) of pelvic floor muscles
- Urinary incontinence, including stress incontinence or urinary urgency
- Overactive bladder and Nocturia (consistently needing to wake for toileting overnight)
- Faecal incontinence or urgency
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
There is more and more evidence of the relief and help that Physiotherapy can provide for pelvic floor dysfunctions. Focussed Physiotherapy improves pelvic muscles activation and strength creating a stable support for the trunk.