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How Physiotherapy Can Help Women’s Health

womens health west rydeAs many people face particular health issues or roadblocks in their lives, they don’t consider physiotherapy as their first treatment option. However, the fact is that women and physiotherapy are made for each other. In the face of all the demands today’s world places on a woman’s body, keeping such a fine and complex machine in tune is not easy. So, here are just some of the benefits of taking women’s health issues straight to a physiotherapist.

The blog outlines the basics of women’s health physiotherapy, as well as some of the benefits on offer. For personalised health advice, contact our team at Northern Districts Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic today.


What is Women’s Health Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapists are able to cater their treatment to each of their patients, and this can be applied to a wide variety of different women’s health issues. Women’s health physiotherapists can build an exercise plan that addresses and improves a range of symptoms that you might not even realise are related to women’s health issues. 

For example, during menopause, it’s natural for bone density to weaken, and a physiotherapist would be able to work with a woman to improve bone strength through exercise. Some common women’s health issues a physiotherapist may treat include:

  • Pregnancy pain
  • Prenatal and postpartum discomfort
  • Pelvic floor strengthening during and after pregnancy
  • Pelvic girdle pain
  • Urinary urgency
  • Constipation
  • Mastitis (blocked milk ducts)
  • Urinary or fecal incontinence
  • Caesarean/Perineal scar management
  • Bone density decreasing

Let’s get into some of the biggest benefits on offer from women’s health physiotherapy!


Day-to-Day Support 

A regular visit to a physiotherapist can keep your body aligned and in balance. This means that no matter the challenges you encounter each day, you can ensure it’s the best possible version of you facing them. A ‘you’ with balanced hormones, freedom of movement, and without stress. Visiting a physiotherapist can help address tiny habits or structural issues that can pose a significant challenge in your daily life.

Once you start working with a physio, you won’t want to go back to life before. With a newfound stress-free demeanour and a stronger, more agile body, life will be endlessly easier to tackle every day. Whatever physical challenge you face as you grow older, a physio can be there to help you through it.


Increased Fertility 

In addition to ongoing care for your body, a physiotherapist is a great support if you are thinking about starting a family. Some studies have shown that stress is part of an unwelcome cycle when it comes to conception. It can cause issues in conceiving, which then increases stress even further. Removing the physical tension from your body and leaving you free from stress can ultimately help to increase fertility. And this is where a physio can step in to help, supporting countless women on their journeys to becoming mothers.


Support Throughout Pregnancy

During pregnancy itself, physiotherapy can help you deal with the demands being placed on your ever-changing body. As your unborn child develops, so do your body and hormones adjust and change. Your centre of gravity shifts, and the rest of your body has to adapt the way it moves in order to accommodate such a huge change. A physiotherapist can help address some of the most common pregnancy pain symptoms, such as:

The treatment, stretches, and exercise that your physio can show you will help your body stay balanced and in control. They can also help to address any ongoing pain concerns you have, and treatment can continue well after the baby has arrived. In short: a physio can offer great support before, during, and after pregnancy!

Related Link: How Should I Prepare For My Physio Session?

Book a Women’s Health Appointment at NDPE  

Looking for some extra support and treatment? Visiting a physiotherapist might very well be the solution you’ve been looking for. At Northern Districts Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic, we address women’s health concerns with a range of gentle and non-invasive treatments. If you have any issues you think a physio may be able to help with, then the NDPE team is ready to lend a hand. Contact us today to book an appointment with a friendly physio.



If you are suffering from pain, then you can trust one of our experienced physiotherapists at NDPE. Call us NOW on 02 9874 8410

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