Women’s Health Physiotherapy
At Wellbeing Centres, we provide Women’s Health Physiotherapy specialising in Pregnancy care, Ante/Postnatal care and Pelvic floor rehabilitation by POGP certified physiotherapist.
This service is currently available at Crouch Hill clinic.
What Can We Treat?
- provide mums-to-be with a ‘Mummy MOT’
- help to resolve pelvic-floor issues
- provide ante/post-natal care
- support the management in menopause-related conditions
- provide pre- and post-operative support for gynaecological surgery
In pregnant women, the hormonal and physiological changes that occur can often result in pain and discomfort.
Physiotherapy can be very useful in alleviating/resolving:
- sciatica, low back pain
- thoracic and upper back pain
- urinary incontinence
- swelling in the lower limbs
- other pregnancy-related musculoskeletal disorders
In addition to pain management, you will be given expert advice on positions or exercises which you can do before and during labour.
ANTE-POST NATAL CARE and PELVIC FLOOR REHABILITATION
Our POGP practitioner is highly skilled in the assessment, management, and treatment of the pelvic floor dysfunction of women with pelvic organ prolapse or bladder and bowel incontinence.
Pelvic pain can be caused by muscular or joints issues, nerve problems, or hormonal disorders. Your physiotherapist will use Pilates exercises to help with treating pelvic-floor conditions and strengthening abdominal muscles. Gentle manual therapy techniques can ease the pain by improving blood supply and tissue mobility. Conditions which we can help with are:
- Antenatal and post-natal pelvic girdle pain
- Postnatal abdominal separation (recti divarication)
- Pelvic organ prolapses (descent)
- Postnatal stress urinary incontinence, Urinary/fecal urgencies
- Painful bladder syndrome
- Rectus abdomini diastasis (divarication of these muscles)
- Upper and lower back pain
- Coccyx pain
- 3rd and 4th degree tear
- Pelvic floor Hypertonicity
- Post-op scar tissue pain
- Problems caused by nerve pain
- Problems caused by hormones such as vulvar pain