Pelvic Health Physiotherapy
Women experience musculo-skeletal aches and pains associated with pregnancy and the post-natal period. The physical changes during pregnancy can put the body under huge strain. Women gain an average of 14 kilos (around 2 stone) in weight during pregnancy. Add to this, hormonal influences and mix with stresses of modern life, it is no wonder that many women suffer and don’t know what to do for the best. With pelvic health physiotherapy, a holistic approach is used to assess each patient and then a variety of treatments including manual therapy, soft tissue release, acupuncture, exercise and advice are used to ensure a safe and comfortable pregnancy and recovery.
Pregnancy and vaginal delivery are risk factors for pelvic floor dysfunction. Other contributors are menopause, smoking, obesity and previous gynaecological surgery.
One in three women will suffer some pelvic floor dysfunction in the form of incontinence, urgency, frequency, pelvic pain or sexual dysfunction. Embarrassment means it often takes 10 years before women seek help and many just choose to live with their secret.
These patients are sensitively assessed, allowing them to discuss their personal concerns and ensuring full confidentiality. Treatment is explained and discussed fully to ensure client comfort and no surprises. Questions can be asked and fully answered any time prior to or during appointments.
Dee Woodcock BSc (Hons) HCPC Reg MCSP MPOGP
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