Physiotherapy can help with a number of female health problems, known to occur in as many as one in three women at some point in their lives.
Conditions that can be treated via physiotherapy at Holcombe Health Clinic include:
Bladder and bowel continence issues:
- stress incontinence
- urge incontinence
- mixed incontinence
- bowel incontinence
Pelvic organ prolapse:
- bladder – cystocele/anterior prolapse
- bowel – rectocele/posterior prolapse
- uterine descent
Pelvic floor trauma following childbirth or surgery:
- pelvic pain management
- pelvic floor dysfunction associated with dyspareunia, vulvodynia and vaginismus
- pre and post gynaecological surgery
- ante-natal and post-natal musculoskeletal problems, including low back pain, thoracic pain, pelvic girdle pain, diastasis recto abdominus separation
What does a women’s health assessment involve?
At your first appointment, you will be asked a number of questions about your symptoms, after which a specialist assessment of the pelvic floor is conducted. This may involve an internal examination to assess pelvic floor muscle function and an individual treatment programme will be set up to meet your personal needs.
Discretion and maintaining a woman’s personal dignity is our number one priority and at Holcombe Health Clinic, we pride ourselves on a professional service delivered within a relaxed and friendly environment.
Women’s health physiotherapy includes:
- an individually designed pelvic floor exercise program to increase strength and control of these muscles
- bladder retraining
- teaching of correct defecation techniques
- pelvic organ prolapse management
- assistance to prepare for and recover from gynaecological surgery
- advice and treatment for diastasis recti abdominus
- advice and treatment for low back pain, thoracic pain and pelvic girdle pain during and after pregnancy
- investigating and resolving pelvic pain
- various therapies such as electrical stimulation and acupuncture may also be incorporated