Women's Health Physiotherapy


Women’s Health physiotherapy evaluates and treats various women-specific conditions, including those related to the pelvis and pelvic floor, bladder, bowel, vaginal prolapse, antenatal and postnatal care, and breastfeeding issues like blocked milk ducts or mastitis.

For effective treatment, it is essential to consult a physiotherapist specialised in women’s health with additional training in the field. Achieving positive outcomes may require time and effort, but with the right guidance, progress can be expedited.

Women’s Health Concerns Physiotherapy Can Help

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Women’s Health Physiotherapy is a specialised field that evaluates and treats various women-specific conditions. These encompass a wide range of issues, including:

  1. Constipation: Women’s Health Physiotherapists address constipation concerns, guiding techniques to improve bowel function and alleviate discomfort.
  2. Faecal Incontinence: For women experiencing faecal incontinence, it offers treatments to strengthen the pelvic floor and improve bowel control.
  3. Mastitis/Blocked or Plugged Ducts: Mastitis and blocked milk ducts are common breastfeeding issues that Physiotherapists can assist in resolving through specialised therapies like ultrasound and massage.
  4. Pelvic Floor Exercises: Physiotherapy in Women’s physical health emphasizes pelvic floor exercises, which are essential for strengthening the pelvic floor muscles and preventing or managing various pelvic floor-related conditions.
  5. Pregnancy Back Pain: During pregnancy, many women experience back pain. Physical therapists can provide relief through tailored exercises and techniques.
  6. Pregnancy Massage: Physiotherapists offer pregnancy-specific massage to alleviate muscle tension and promote relaxation during the prenatal period.
  7. Prolapse: Women dealing with pelvic organ prolapse can benefit from physiotherapy, which provides strategies to manage and alleviate symptoms.
  8. Rectus Diastasis / Abdominal Separation: Post-pregnancy, women may experience abdominal separation. Women’s Health Physiotherapists guide them with exercises to promote healing and restore abdominal strength.
  9. Stress Incontinence: Stress incontinence, characterized by urine leakage during physical activities, can be addressed through pelvic floor exercises and other appropriate interventions.
  10. Underactive Pelvic Floor: Physiotherapy for women focuses on exercises and techniques to activate and strengthen these muscles for those with an underactive pelvic floor.
  11. Urge Faecal Incontinence: Women’s Health Physiotherapists provide strategies to manage urge faecal incontinence, allowing for improved bowel control.
  12. Urgency/Overactive Bladder (OAB)/Urge Incontinence: Women’s Health Physiotherapy addresses urinary urgency, overactive bladder, and urge incontinence through various treatments, including bladder training and pelvic floor exercises.
  13. Pre and Post-Pregnancy Exercise Prescription and Rehabilitation: Women’s Health Physiotherapists offer exercise prescriptions tailored to the needs of pregnant women and rehabilitation programmes to support post-pregnancy recovery.
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Women’s Health Physiotherapy is a comprehensive and specialised approach to address the unique health concerns of women at different stages of life. By providing personalised treatments, guidance, and support, it empowers women to take control of their health and improve their overall well-being.