Women's Health physiotherapy is a branch of physiotherapy that specialises in the treatment and prevention of conditions that affect women. From childbirth to menopause, and everything in between, women’s health physiotherapists are the experts in women’s bodies, and the solutions to helping women feel more comfortable and empowered.
Learn all about women's health physiotherapy and how it can help women live a healthier life!
Why Women’s Health?
Whilst there are a range of conditions that affect both men and women, some conditions affect women exclusively whilst other conditions have a more significant impact on the health of women for a variety of reasons. This includes:
- Specific conditions related to reproductive health, such as pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and menstruation.
- Disorders related to female anatomy, such as gynaecological incontinence, prolapse, endometriosis, or other diseases.
- Conditions that have wide health consequences for women, such as breast cancer, lymphoedema, and osteoporosis.
- Specific surgeries, such as mastectomy, hysterectomy, or cosmetic changes.
- Lifestyle or experiences related to being a woman, such as family planning, sexual health, and violence.
Women’s Health Physiotherapy
Some women experience pelvic girdle pain or occasionally leak when exercising, whilst other women have questions about returning to exercise after childbirth. Whatever the reason, women’s health physiotherapists can provide an effective treatment and management plan.
Women’s health physios have extensive knowledge of female anatomy, physiology, and the changes that occur throughout a woman's life. As a result, they can assess, diagnose, and treat the conditions that affect women, and help them recover from injury and pain, and improve overall health.
One of the services by Evoker is Women’s Wellness, a program with a special interest in women’s health and women’s wellness. Our trained physiotherapists can treat all kinds of musculoskeletal and gynaecological conditions that affect women, not just for pregnancy and childbirth. Treatments may include individualised exercise selection, pelvic floor re-education, and lifestyle strategies to improve quality of life.
When To See A Women’s Health Physio
General physiotherapists often refer women to a women’s health physiotherapist because often it can sometimes make all the difference. Common conditions include:
- Pelvic floor issues
- Pelvic girdle pain
- Sacroiliac joint pain
- Low back pain
- Bladder incontinence, including stress or urge incontinence
- Bowel issues, including incontinence and constipation
- Gynaecological pain, including vaginal pain and endometriosis
- Painful intercourse
- Post-natal pelvic floor dysfunction
- Pre- and post-natal Pilates
- Exercise for menopause or bone density
- Return to exercise post-pregnancy
- and more
The Benefits Of Women’s Health Physiotherapy
Women’s health physios have a deeper understanding of the health conditions and issues affecting women, and the techniques and skills to assess these. They consider all the factors that affect women, not just the biological, to help women reach their individual goals. Additionally, women’s health physios are evidence-based practitioners, meaning they are at the leading edge of the evidence.
A Helping Hand For Wellness
Women’s health physiotherapy is a vital branch of physiotherapy that helps in the prevention, treatment, and management of conditions that affect women. Contact our team to learn more about the services by Evoker and experience the difference!