Women’s Health Physiotherapy

From incontinence to pelvic girdle  pain or breast cancer rehabilitation, there is growing evidence that physiotherapy can alleviate, and in many cases cure these symptoms. Most women don’t know that physiotherapy treatment are helpful in curing their symptoms and also it often can be an embarrassing topic to discuss and seek for help.  We hope that this page are helpful in answering some of the questions you may have about your body and whether you can seek your solution from us at PhysiotherapyPilates Studio.

Diastasis Recti

  Diastasis Recti often occurs in the third trimester of pregnancy when the abdominal muscles are at their greatest stretchdue to the rapid growth of the baby in the uterus pushing against the abdominal wall, and pregnancy hormones that soften connective tissue. If your abdominal muscles remain weak, you are more likely to suffer from back pain and have an increased risk of a hernia. This is because the abdominals are important in supporting your back. Diastasis recti may make it harder for you to regain your tummy tone and return to your normal exercise routine. If your abdominal muscles remain weak, you are more likely to suffer from back pain and have an increased risk of a hernia. This is because the abdominals are important in supporting your back. It is important to have an assessment to determine if your muscles are stretched and also to be aware of not doing certain Abds exercises unguided as it might make the separation worst.

Stress Urinary Incontinence

The pelvic floor is a complex structure made up of a group of muscles that support the pelvic organs and form the the birth canal and passages for urine and stool. The pelvic floor is a complex structure made up of a group of muscles that support the pelvic organs  and  is  often acting as a hammock lifting and supporting the pelvic organs above such as the bladder and uterus. These muscles are working all the time to keep us continent, but also they must relax to allow for urination and bowel movements. Issues associated with the pelvic floor happens when these muscles are either too weak (hypotonic) or too tight (hypertonic). Our Women’s health trained physiotherapist will  do a pelvic floor assessment to establish the cause of these symptoms and treat accordingly.

Breast Cancer Rehabilitation

All women who undergo breast cancer surgery are at risk of developing lymphoedema (swelling), which may not appear until months or even years post surgery. There is higher risk for women who have undergone a full axillary lymph node dissection.  Radiation treatment may also cause, or if already present, exacerbate lymphoedema. Pain, loss of range of motion and strength in the upper extremity, as well as impaired function are common effects of lymphoedema. Physiotherapy exercise has shown to be a safe and essential part of lymphoedema management, hence it has an impactful role in prevention and treatment. Different types of exercise can be beneficial differently. For example, sustained periods of deep inspiration such as with aerobic exercise help by enhancing venous and lymphatic return. Flexibility training, alternatively, minimizes tightness associated with scarring, a contributor to the blocking of lymphatic flow. Contact our physiotherapist if you need help in getting the right exercise regime to help managing your lymphoedema.

Pelvic Girdle Pain

Pelvic girdle pain is very common amongst pregnant women. These symptoms often occur due to hormonal changes and also because of the increasing weight of your baby and uterus sitting on the pelvic girdle. 1  in  every 3 women experience low back pain during pregnancy whilst 1 in 5 experience pelvic girdle pain. This is often a result of the hormones Relaxin and estrogen relaxing the ligaments which support your pelvis. Your pelvis bones and sacrum slot together like a loose puzzle relying on the ligaments and muscles to provide joint stability. In pregnancy the extra strain on these ligaments can cause pain and movement dysfunction. In such conditions the muscles supporting these ligaments become extra important in providing stability and control. There is much evidence to support physiotherapy for pelvic pain in pregnancy.

Joanna from Nz shared her experiences with her diastasis recti recovery with our pilates program.

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