Womens Health Physio
What is women’s Health Physio?
Women’s health physiotherapy focuses on issues that women may experience throughout their lives. A women’s health Physiotherapist is trained in managing antenatal and post natal complaints and wellbeing as well as general gynaecological problems. From general pelvic aches and pains to continence concerns, prolapses and bowel complaints women’s health Physiotherapists are able to provide treatment to women all ages.
As exciting as being pregnant is, it can also be incredibly uncomfortable at times! We can help you deal with pregnancy related low back, thoracic or neck pain; SIJ dysfunction; pelvic girdle pain (pubic symphysis disorders) and nerve problems in the legs and hands. We’ll also advise on how to strengthen your pelvic floor, give you tips on birthing positions and how to achieve an active birth, and also the best way to recover after the birth – be it natural or Caesarean.
Our massage therapist is also fully trained in pregnancy massage. Why not treat yourself to an hour of relaxation and ease your tired back, legs and shoulders? She can also use lymphatic drainage massage techniques to help reduce fluid retention.
Pilates for pregnancy
Keep yourself in shape and ease pain and stiffness with a regular Pilates class. Our instructors and physiotherapists are all trained to adapt Pilates exercises for every stage of pregnancy.
Post Natal Physiotherapy
It can be a very stressful time after your baby is born, and being in pain or struggling with continence problems can make it even more difficult. At Pure Physio, our women’s health physiotherapists can help with the following issues post-pregnancy:
• Third degree tears/painful Caesarean scar
• Pelvic pain
• Pelvic floor re-education
• Incontinence – stress/urge/urgency
• Diastisis/abdominal muscle separation
• Back, neck and shoulder pain
If you have any of the above issues, we would advise that you book an appointment for a women’s health assessment, so that the physiotherapist can tailor a pelvic floor exercise programme for your specific problem and symptoms.
Specialist physiotherapy treatment can be very beneficial in speeding up your recovery after many gynaecological operations, particularly hysterectomy and prolapse repair.
Continence problems can affect women of all ages; however by learning some simple techniques you can retrain your pelvic floor muscles to overcome this, even if such issues have been long standing.
Please contact us to book an appointment or for more information on any of the services available at our clinic at La Mon Hotel.