Women’s health physiotherapy is a non-surgical treatment for a number of women’s health problems. As many as one in three women will experience some kind of women’s health problem during their lifetime, but often they are too embarrassed to seek help. If the problem has developed since childbirth, they might even think it’s normal. These problems can lead to women developing their own coping strategies, such as cutting out ‘high risk’ activities like exercise; going to the toilet more frequently than necessary; drinking less in the misguided belief if will stop them leaking; or relying on pads as an expensive solution to the problem. Yet sometimes all it takes is some specialist treatmentand advice to get women back on track.
Women’s health physiotherapy can improve the quality of women’s lives by empowering them to take control of their problems. In fact research-based evidence and government health guidelines recommend supervised pelvic floor muscle training as a first-line course of action to treat urinary incontinence.
Radiant are fortunate to have a specialist women’s health physiotherapist who treats women who suffer from pregnancy-related musculoskeletal problems and women who have problems with their bladder, bowels or pelvic floor. These might be antenatal or postnatal problems associated with pregnancy and/or childbirth, or gynaecological problems such as incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic pain symptoms.