From incontinence to prolapse, pelvic pain or constipation, Physiotherapy can alleviate, and in many cases cure, these symptoms. Most women don’t know that help is available and it can be an embarrassing topic, but confidential assessment treatment and advice with a Women’s Health specialist Physiotherapist can resolve something that has been a worry for you for months, if not years.
Do any of these happen to you?
Leaking when you cough and sneeze?
Leaking when you run or jump?
Limiting your fluid intake before your exercise class or before going on a car journey?
Put your key in the front door at home and suddenly are desperate to get to the toilet?
These are all signs that your pelvic floor isn’t coping. But the great news is you don’t have to put up with this! A structured exercise program to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles is effective in reversing the symptoms in 80% of women.
Incontinence is easily treatable through Physiotherapy advice and the right exercises for your pelvic floor.
Antenatal and postnatal Physiotherapy
Pelvic girdle pain, back pain, hip 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, and the postural adaptations that your body has to go through to make room for your baby.
Physiotherapy can help with pain during pregnancy with gentle manual therapy techniques, and pregnancy-specific Pilates exercises. The Physiotherapist can also give you advice about pelvic stability belts, sleeping positions and the best way to move, sit and stand when pregnant.
After giving birth, many women find they are unsure whether they are doing their pelvic floor exercises correctly. An assessment with a physiotherapist after your 6 week GP check-up can help you to get back on track.
A women’s Health Physiotherapist can also provide advice about feeding positions, carrying positions and can teach you how to use your stomach muscles so that you can start to regain your figure and guide you back into exercise when you are ready.