Womens Health Physiotherapy

Overview

The women's health and physiotherapy came from the clinical area of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and it is the care of women when it comes to childbirth, both postnatal and Ante-natally. Here, the therapies will include the teaching of the antenatal classes, along with the incontinence treatment. It will also focus on the care of women who have gone through gynecological surgeries. Right now, the practice scope has increased to all the health concerns of women, from pelvic or vaginal pain to incontinence, prenatal and postpartum musculoskeletal pain, to osteoporosis.

This form of therapeutic treatment is important following breast surgery, education prevention, lymphedema, wellness, and exercises. All women across their entire life span, from young athlete to childbearing mother, the menopausal and even elderly women, will receive high benefits from this kind of specially designed physical therapy.

Plan Consultation

Types of Women Health Physiotherapies:

The assessment and treatment of every woman will depend on her present condition. Therefore, experts will handle women's health physiotherapy assessment first before moving on with the procedures. It will mainly start by taking a confidential and detailed history. While these sensitive problems are difficult to discuss, understanding the onset of the symptoms and how they might affect daily life is vital in directing the treatment.

A physical assessment will start with examining the abdominal muscles, pelvis, and lumbar spine. It is one major part of the assessment for identifying the strength, control, and tone of pelvic muscles. Using the finger palpation, the connective tissues and pelvic floor muscles will get assessed for scarring or injury, muscle tone, any sign of pelvic organ prolapse, sensation, neural sensitivity, and tenderness.

Later, the pelvic muscle will be tested out for endurance and strength. It is vital to determine if the left and right pelvic floor muscles are working together. If not, then the assessment will help in finding out the reasons.

  • The main treatment over here is prenatal pelvic floor physiotherapy. It helps in preparing the body for labor and limits any pelvic area damage.
  • Post-natal treatment is also a major part and vital for strengthening your strained, stretched, and torn pelvic muscles.

When to See Physiotherapist

If you are going through the intense pressure of childbirth, it is better to have a direct chat with the physiotherapist first. You need to visit an expert right from the time when you realize that you are pregnant. The experts will assist you in prenatal and post-natal sections and make this childbirth an easy process to digest. Moreover, the physiotherapist will work on the stretch, strain, or torn pelvic muscles after giving birth.

Risks of Women Health

Physical therapy for women will treat multiple conditions, which are specified to women’s health. Pelvic floor disorder is one such common rise, where the women suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction and pain. These issues will take place whenever women have weakened pelvic muscles or tears in the connective tissue of the pelvic organ. Most women are unaware of the therapeutic options which will help them to get relief from pain and improve life’s quality. Some of the risks associated with women health are listed below:

  • Discomfort associated with bladder or urethra.
  • Sudden or frequent urges to urinate
  • Loss of bladder control, mixed incontinence, or stress urinary incontinence
  • Dropping of the pelvic organs, which will include uterus, bowel, rectum, bladder, and vagina
  • Constipation
  • Loss of bowel control
  • Weakness, tightness, or pain in the pelvic floor muscles
  • Pelvic pain such as pain while urinating, vaginal pain, and vulvar pain
  • Dysfunction and pain during and following the pregnancy
  • Breast cancer, congestive decongestive issues, and lymphedema problems
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pre and post-partum lower back pain and general deconditioning
  • Dysmenorrhea

How to Prevent Women Health Issues

Women mostly fail to take complete care of their health because they are so into taking care of their families and kids. However, ignoring women's health will cause some serious risks, as mentioned already. But, taking the help of physiotherapy care for women's health is one way to improve the current working condition of the body towards betterment. The proper therapies and treatments will ensure better control over the body.

Apart from that, eating nutritious foods, exercises, maintaining a healthy weight, and reducing risky behaviors will prevent multiple chronic diseases. Some states might even consider engaging the parents and caregivers in combating childhood obesity.

Women Health Physiotherapy based Treatments

Generally speaking, the physiotherapy sessions for women are mainly categorized based on their pregnancy stage and after giving birth. Primarily, a simple assessment and structured exercise program are sufficient for preventing health issues in women across the life span.

  • Women’s health physiotherapy mainly refers to non-surgical therapeutic treatments, specified to multiple health issues affecting women.
  • There will be specially designed exercises and equipment used to help patients restore their normal physical activities.

The importance of physiotherapy in women's health is hard to ignore, and it will help the physical condition of a woman to get back on track.

Related Conditions

Apart from procuring help with your post and prenatal issues, a women's health physiotherapist can also help you if you are suffering from urinary incontinence, depression, obesity, osteoporosis, heart diseases, POS, endometriosis, and premenstrual syndromes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can you expect from women health physiotherapist?
The women's health physiotherapist is a fully qualified and certified expert who specializes in Continence and Women’s health. They offer special treatments specified to the pelvis area.
What can you expect from an expert women's health physiotherapist?
The women's health physiotherapist will use one or two gloved fingers to check the pelvic floor muscles from inside. They can further check for prolapse and any tight or tender internal areas. They will ask you to first contract and then relax muscles multiple times.
How much time will women's health physiotherapists take to present results?
It all depends on the woman’s current health condition. After the initial assessments, the doctors will work on flexible routines for the patient to follow.

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