A woman’s body will undergo significant changes during her life. This may include changes throughout pregnancy, post-partum, and after menopause. It’s often that women are unsure of where to go to get the best help to address their health concerns. Our women’s health physiotherapists are specialised to help manage change and dysfunction during these times. Areas of women’s health include:
- Pregnancy-related musculoskeletal pain
- Pre-natal exercise/education
- Post-natal recovery
- Pelvic floor dysfunction
- Continence issues
- Gynaecological post-operative recovery
- Pelvic pain
- Exercises screening
- Bone health and falls prevention
Endometriosis is a common health issue experienced by women. It is when the cells that line the uterus are found in other areas. It is a progressive condition and is often genetic. It can influence fertility and can present with symptoms including:
- Pain (sexual related, abdominal/pelvic, when using toilet, ovulation)
- Bleeding (before period)
- Bladder and bowel problems (bleeding, increased urge to urinate)
- Mood change
- Pelvic floor spasm
Our specialised women’s health physiotherapists can help address secondary complications that arise from endometriosis. These include manual therapy to release tight structures, exercises prescription and pain management strategies.
Pelvic pain during pregnancy is a common problem faced by many women. Hormonal changes during pregnancy lead to ligament softening which influence the stability of joints within the pelvis. This can cause sharp pain at the front or back of the pelvis that can be debilitating.
Our women’s health physiotherapists have a variety of tools to help manage pelvic pain symptoms including:
- Compression garments
- Manual therapy and
- Strengthening exercises
If you are currently pregnant or have recently given birth and think you are experiencing pelvic pain, please contact one of our specialised women’s health physiotherapists.
Sportscare and Physiotherapy are highly specialised in the area of women’s health physiotherapy. If you would like further information regarding any of our women’s health services, our expert women’s health therapists are here to help.