Physiotherapy for Women

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Women’s health physiotherapy relates to treatment specific to conditions affecting women. This includes conditions that mainly affect women, for example pregnancy, or specific to the female anatomy.

Women’s health conditions that can be treated with physiotherapy include:

  • Incontinence
  • Urinary and faecal
  • Stress
  • Urge
  • Mixed
  • Bed wetting
  • Dyspareunia
  • Nocturia
  • Chronic constipation and defecation dynamics
  • Mastitis, blocked milk ducts
  • Pregnancy related pelvic pain (sacroiliac and pubic symphysis)
  • Pregnancy related back pain
  • Gestational carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Post-surgical scarring and pain
  • Caesarean surgery
  • Episiotomy
  • Post natal pelvic pain, coccyx pain
  • Post natal back pain
  • Post natal diastasis recti/abdominal muscle separation
  • Post natal thoracic and neck pain
  • Post natal wrist and thumb pain
  • Post natal core strengthening programs
  • Pre-gynaecological surgery education and strengthening programs
  • Post operative gynaecological rehabilitation

Physiotherapy for women includes the following therapies:

  • Pilates classes
    • – Pre natal
    • – Post natal (mother and baby together)
    • – General
  • Education for use of TENS for labour, including hire of TENS units
  • Post natal musculoskeletal check
  • Performed any time after obstetrician’s 6 week check up
  • Includes pelvic floor, abdominal, gluteal muscle check and education regarding breast feeding postures & baby handling ergonomics
  • Baby massage classes
  • For the baby
  • Torticollis treatment programs
  • Plagiocephaly (misshapen head) management
  • Postural talipes exercise and education program