December 22, 2017

Women’s Health

Worrying, it’s reported that 1 in 3 women experience women’s health problems during their lifetime. Despite this, most tolerate these problems because they either too embarrassed to seek help or not aware that there are treatments available. One of those effective treatments is Women’s Health Physiotherapy which covers all areas relating to Obstetrics (pregnancy) and Gynaecology.

Women’s health is an area of physiotherapy that focuses itself on the management of women’s health issues during the main life stages of a woman’s life including:

  • The childbearing years
  • Peri and postmenopausal
  • Older years

Whatever stage you are at, physiotherapy can make a difference to your life. Every physiotherapy program is different because it’s customised to the patient’s needs and the unique physical and physiological attributes of each women. However,  here at LVW Physio, we treat the following and more:

Pregnancy Related Issues

  • Abdominal muscle weakness
  • Pelvic girdle injury / pain
  • Back ache / stiffness
  • Bladder / Bowel dysfunction
  • Carpel tunnel syndrome
  • Coccydynia
  • Constipation
  • Decreased fitness levels / inactivity
  • Pelvic floor muscle damage
  • Postural changes
  • DRAM – Diastasis of Rectus Abdominus Muscle

LVW Physio is proud to partner with Antenatal and Baby to ensure that both mother and baby are offered the best care available.

Sexual Dysfunction and Pelvic Pain

  • Perineal Pain
  • Pelvic / Abdominal / Low back pain
  • Discomfort with sexual intercourse / tampons

 Peri and Post-Menopausal Problems / Conditions

  • Bowel Dysfunction / Constipation
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Pelvic Floor Weakness
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Urinary Stress Incontinence
  • Urinary Urge Incontinence
  • Weight Gain

 The Older Woman

  • Decreased general Mobility / Activity
  • Lifestyle Changes
  • Osteoporosis

 Examples of Women’s Health Physiotherapy Interventions:

  • Trigger Point Release
  • Massage therapy
  • Relaxation
  • Chronic pain management
  • An individualised exercise program
  • Bladder Training
  • Core Stability Exercises
  • Dietary Changes
  • Health Promotion
  • Pelvic Floor Muscle Re-education
  • Specific / General Exercises
  • Manual Therapy
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Falls Prevention
  • Health Promotion
  • Recreational Exercise / Activity

Note in Belgium, some physiotherapy costs associated with pregnancy are reimbursed you can read more here.