What is Women’s health physiotherapy?
Anything that is specific to a woman can be considered an area of healthcare. Within Physiotherapy this typically covers women having babies, namely pre- and post-natal prescription of exercise, spinal or pelvic pain management, management of abdominal diastasis (tummy muscle separation), pelvic floor muscle health, and treatment of mastitis/block ducts while breastfeeding.
Caring for a woman’s pelvic health is also something that can be done through the ages, from young women without children with overactive, painful pelvic floors or with endometriosis, women with urinary and/or faecal continence concerns, women with recurrent UTIs, through to women with increased risk of osteoporosis, muscle loss, pelvic floor weakness and prolapse in the post-menopausal years.
Physiotherapists at Balance health are trained in treating these conditions, as well as Osteopath Melijah Maghanoy and Myotherapist Nicole Murphy who are passionate about treating women in the perinatal period. Melijah also has specialty training in using gentle cranio-sacral therapy for babies.
If you have booked an Initial Women's Health appointment please either print out the forms below and complete them prior to your session or come 10 minutes early so you have plenty of time to fill them out. The forms are to ensure we don't miss anything and are as thorough as possible. We also ask you to come with a full bladder (not bursting) so we are able to view the pelvic floor with Real Time Ultrasound via the abdomen if this is required.
Below are some links to information about breastfeeding & mastitis, SRC Compression wear, as well as a list of frequently asked womens health questions