What is a Women's Health Physiotherapist
A Women’s Health Physiotherapist provides an array of services for a woman during the childbirth years and beyond. These include muscular pain during and after pregnancy, especially lower back pain. Breast engorgement, Mastitis and Pelvic floor dysfunctions. If you have any concerns the best decision is to talk to your local GP or see a Womens’ Health Physiotherapist.
About Women’s Health Services at Sportreat & TotaLife Care
Women of all ages can experience problems with their water works. It is very common to experience bladder problems
after pregnancy or in later stages in life such as menopause. Dripping or leaking taps need fixing!
Here at Sportreat and TotaLife Care, we believe the pelvic floor is an “invisible” muscular sling that assists with posture but also helps to support your bladder and bowel health.
Your Pelvic Floor
The pelvic floor is a set of muscles that spread across the bottom of the pelvic cavity like a hammock. In a female, the pelvic floor has three openings that run through it, the urethra, the vagina and the rectum. The functions of the pelvic floor include:
- To support the pelvic organs, specifically the uterus, the bladder and the rectum.
- To help provide sphincter control for the bowel and bladder.
- To withstand increases in pressure that occur in the abdomen such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, straining and lifting.
- To enhance sexual response
How do I know if I have a weak pelvic floor?
Consider seeing a WH Physiotherapist if you are experiencing any of the symptoms described or if they are not improving:
- If you have noticed any changes to your daily toileting habits.
- If you have noticed leaking when you cough, sneeze, lift or run.
- If you have commenced a new fitness program and have noticed an increase in pain in your low back, pelvis or hips.
- If you have any sensations of heaviness in the saddle region.