Women’s Health

Understanding the problem

Women’s health conditions Chiswick Physio can help with

Evidence shows that you can successfully treat pelvic floor health problems with a personalised pelvic health programme designed and managed by a specifically trained women’s health physiotherapist.

Our women’s health physiotherapists have pursued extensive post graduate training in the specialty area of pelvic health physical therapy and are dedicated to help and support women in the local community.

Women’s health is suitable for all women at all stages of life, from teenage years to post-menopausal.

All treatment sessions are conducted in private treatment rooms with targeted hands-on therapy. Women’s health physio is suitable for anyone concerned about, or looking for symptomatic relief of: 

  • Pregnancy related musculoskeletal problems
  • Incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction 
  • Pelvic pain
  • Post natal recovery
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Menopause
  • Bladder and pelvic floor health
  • Pelvic surgery

At our West London clinic we provide tailored treatments including exercises, manual therapy, and education to improve pelvic floor health and function.

Pregnancy / Prenatal physiotherapy

Pregnancy marks a unique phase in life, often accompanied by unfamiliar symptoms.Many of these are dismissed as ‘typical’ during pregnancy, yet it’s essential to realise that treatment options do exist for these issues.

Symptoms treated by our women’s health physiotherapists:

  • Pelvic girdle pain
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Wrist & hand pain
  • Rib pain
  • Incontinence
  • Prolapse
  • Support regarding perineal massage & preparing for birth

Treatment may include:

  • Soft tissue massage
  • Manual therapy
  • Advice and education
  • Advice regarding splints and supports
  • Pelvic floor muscle training
  • Home exercise programmes

Whether you are an enthusiastic amateur or seasoned professional, our skilled team including physiotherapists, sports rehabbers and personal trainers and will design customised training programmes to align with your particular sport, objectives, and personal requirements.

Our sports performance personal trainers are geared towards elevating not just your athletic performance but also ensuring you reach your peak potential, minimising the risk of injury and surpassing the competition by prioritising your:

  • Strength and resistance training
  • Cardiovascular fitness
  • Speed and agility training
  • Movement proficiency

Postnatal physiotherapy

Congratulations on embracing motherhood! Meeting your baby is a beautiful milestone, yet it also signifies a significant transition for your body. You might encounter unexpected symptoms or feel uncertain about resuming exercise. Wherever you are in your postpartum journey, we are here to provide support.

Symptoms treated by our women’s health physiotherapists:

  • Incontinence – urine, faeces or wind
  • Prolapse
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Return to exercise support
  • Diastasis Recti

Treatment may include:

  • Pelvic floor muscle training
  • EMG biofeedback for pelvic floor
  • Advice & education around returning to exercise
  • Exercise programmes
  • Pelvic floor release techniques

Training through the cycle

Understanding the menstrual cycle’s impact on training is crucial for optimising performance and overall well-being.

Tailoring workouts according to hormonal fluctuations can enhance:

  • Training efficacy
  • Energy utilisation
  • Recovery

Adjusting intensity and exercise focus throughout the cycle can maximise strength, endurance, and recovery potential while minimising the risk of injury.

Our women’s health physiotherapists will educate you to work with your body’s natural rhythms, promoting better results, improved fitness, and long-term health.

Pelvic health physiotherapy

Pelvic floor dysfunction symptoms are more prevalent than commonly believed. Studies reveal 1 in 3 women face urinary incontinence, 1 in 10 experience fecal incontinence, and 1 in 12 encounter prolapse. According to NICE guidelines, tailored pelvic floor muscle training with a physiotherapist stands as the primary treatment. Help is available.

Symptoms treated by our women’s health physiotherapists:

  • Incontinence – urine, faeces or wind
  • Prolapse
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Vulvodynia
  • Vaginismus
  • Endometriosis
  • Post gynecological surgery rehabilitation
  • Overactive bladder

Treatment may include:

  • Pelvic floor muscle training
  • EMG biofeedback for pelvic floor
  • Advice & education around returning to exercise
  • Exercise programmes
  • Pelvic floor release techniques

FAQs

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What does a women’s health physio do?

A women’s health physio specialises in addressing issues related to the female body, focusing on pelvic floor health, pre and postnatal care, pelvic pain, incontinence, prolapse, and musculoskeletal conditions. They offer treatments like exercises, manual therapy, and education to improve women’s overall well-being.

What should I expect at my first women’s health physio appointment?

At your first women’s health physiotherapy appointment, expect a thorough assessment of your medical history and pelvic health concerns. This might involve a physical examination, discussion of findings, and a tailored treatment plan encompassing exercises, education, and potential therapies. You’ll receive guidance on managing symptoms and may schedule follow-up sessions for ongoing support and adjustments to the treatment plan.

Can I ask for a female physiotherapist?

At Chiswick Physio, all of our women’s health physiotherapists are female. Rest assured, when you schedule your appointment, you’ll be assigned to a qualified female physiotherapist who specialises in women’s health to address your concerns comfortably and effectively.

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