Women’s Health Physio

More joy and less pain

Every woman’s body is beautiful in its uniqueness. However, we all experience the same physical changes – from girlhood to adolescence, during and following pregnancy and with menopause and beyond. Childbearing years really place a strain on woman’s pelvic health. These hormonal fluctuations and body shape changes all affect the musculoskeletal system. The joints, ligaments, and muscles of the whole body (particularly the pelvis and spine) are affected.

Many women suffer from pelvic floor disorders, and statistics show :

  • 1 in 3 women suffer urinary incontinence
  • 1 in 4 women have the symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse
  • 1 in 5 experience chronic pelvic or sexual pain
  • 1 in 2 pregnant women have back pain

Ain’t life grand?

Build that Pelvic Floor

Pelvic floor muscles can be weakened by childbirth, surgery, heavy lifting, body weight gain, constipation or menopause. This can affect bladder and bowel control, and although it is common, it is not normal and effective help is available.

How can we help?

At Lilyfield Physiotherapy we have female physiotherapists who will assess you individually to help improve:

  • continence and pelvic floor related issues
  • pelvic or back pain during or after pregnancy
  • carpal tunnel syndrome in pregnancy
  • safe return to exercise post-pregnancy
  • safe and effective exercise with a prolapse
  • safe and effective exercise with osteoporosis
  • exercise during or following cancer treatment

We provide a private and caring environment for your assessment with Millie Bensoussan our women’s health physio, who will discuss treatment options and create a personalised treatment program. Many women prefer a woman physio to discuss their intimate problems and we are lucky to have Millie. She has a particular interest in pelvic floor physiotherapy.

Services available include:

  • Pelvic Floor exercise programs.
  • Management strategies for bladder and bowel dysfunction- incontinence, overactive bladder, urgency, frequency and pelvic organ prolapse.
  • Ante-natal and post-natal recovery including;
  • the management for diastasis of the rectus abdominus muscle
  • pelvic girdle and hip pain,
  • sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • pubic symphysis dysfunction.
  • tailored exercise programs, including whole-body strengthening for during and post maternity.
  • Bone loading and balance exercises to assist in the prevention and management of osteoporosis.
  • Management and treatment of Lipoedema.
  • Pilates

Book Online to see our Women’s Health Physiotherapist