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The Benefits of Seeing a Women’s Health Physio

Do you ever experience incontinence when you laugh or cough? One in three women over 35 do. This is a very common issue and something that many women think is ‘normal’ to live with. However, living with this can have a negative impact on your quality of life. You may avoid certain activities or social events due to this condition. There is strong evidence showing that tailored pelvic floor training can completely rid incontinence symptoms which is just one of the many benefits of women’s health physiotherapy.


What can women’s health physiotherapy help with?


Women health physiotherapy helps treat a range of issues including incontinence, prolapse, prenatal and postnatal concerns. Unfortunately, prolapse and incontinence does not go away on their own. Simple non-invasive exercises directed by a physiotherapist can not only improve these conditions but also prevent them from occurring.



Pelvic organic prolapse


Pelvic Organ Prolapse will happen to over 50% of women who have given birth. Pelvic floor muscles are not only essential for toileting, but they are also responsible for holding up your organs (bladder, bowel, and womb) by supporting them from underneath. Weak pelvic floor muscles can result in your pelvic organs dropping down and protruding into the vagina. This may feel like a heavy or dragging sensation. Pelvic floor exercises are essential for all women with or without prolapse. With age, increased weight and childbirth, the risk of prolapse increases, thus strengthening these muscles will prevent it from occurring.


Prenatal concerns


Prenatal concerns often include low back pain, SIJ pain, and concerns about exercising whilst pregnant. Soft tissue therapy, exercise and specially designed support belts can help with these symptoms. Pelvic floor exercises are strongly recommended during this time to prevent the occurrence of prolapse and incontinence after birth.


Postnatal concerns


Common postnatal conditions include abdominal separation, incontinence, perineal tears, and prolapse. There are many adjustments happening to your body after pregnancy, a physiotherapist can guide safe return to exercise so you can get back to doing the things you love.


Infinite Health Women’s Health Physiotherapy


If you are suffering from any of these conditions or want to prevent them, consider booking a women’s health physiotherapy appointment. The longer these conditions are left untreated, the worse they become.

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