Women's Health Physiotherapy
- Women's health physiotherapy is a specialised branch of physiotherapy that focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions that affect women's health, including the pelvic floor and associated structures. The main goal of women's health physiotherapy is to improve the quality of life of women by providing them with the knowledge, skills, and treatment options they need to manage their conditions.
- Women's health physiotherapists assess and treat a wide range of conditions, including urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, and pregnancy-related musculoskeletal pain. They use a variety of techniques to help their patients manage these conditions, including pelvic floor muscle training, manual therapy, education, and lifestyle modifications.
- Women's health physiotherapists also play a vital role in pregnancy and postpartum care. They may provide education on exercise, nutrition, and other lifestyle factors that can affect pregnancy outcomes. During the postpartum period, women's health physiotherapists may work with new mothers to help them recover from childbirth, manage any postpartum complications, and regain their physical function.
- In addition to providing treatment and education, women's health physiotherapists also focus on prevention. They may provide education on strategies to prevent pelvic floor dysfunction and other women's health conditions, such as proper posture and body mechanics, healthy diet and exercise habits, and appropriate toileting habits.
Overall, women's health physiotherapy is an important component of women's healthcare. By providing specialised care and education, physiotherapists help women manage their conditions, prevent complications, and improve their quality of life.