Women's Health

Women's Health

Women face unique issues that require expert knowledge delivered by an experienced and understanding Women’s Health Physiotherapist.

At StayFit Physiotherapy I have 13 years experience working and supporting women to improve their health and wellbeing so that they can live their lives with confidence.

What I can help you with

INCONTINENCE

 

If you’re like many of the women I work with, sneezing, coughing, laughing and exercise can cause you to leak. Maybe you find yourself suddenly bursting to go to the toilet the moment you put your key in the door. Do you worry about not having access to a toilet on a long journey or do you make yourself go to the toilet just in case?

You’re not alone! Typically I have found that many women rely on expensive incontinence pads, restrict fluids and even stop doing the activities they love, to manage their symptoms. Often they have suffered for years without realising that there is help.

PELVIC PAIN & DYSFUNCTION

 

This is less understood or spoken about. Pelvic pain can cause problems during intercourse, going to the loo, sitting in a particular position and even irritated by certain clothing. Often women will have seen their GP without any obvious medical causes such as an infection. They are left in pain and don’t know what to do.

Pelvic pain can often be experienced as a tightness or contraction in the pelvic floor muscles. This dysfunction can have a devastating impact on someone’s sex life and choice of feminine hygiene.

PROLAPSE

With a milder prolapse you may notice a heavy dragging feeling in your pelvic floor, that often feels worse towards the end of the day or after exercise. These symptoms are often accompanied with lower back pain that hasn’t improved with any other intervention. Unexplained constipation may also be an indicator of a prolapse.

These symptoms often increase in severity as the prolapse deteriorates. With external bulging stemming from the vaginal wall, that you can feel when you wash or go to the toilet.

SURGERY

 

Knowing how to look after yourself pre and post surgery is very important whether its for prolapse repair or a hysterectomy.

Many women are unprepared for their new kind of normal and how their bodies should or shouldn’t feel. You may be faced with many uncertainties that result from your surgery.

Common concerns are about returning to work, driving, physical activity, vaginal bleeding and pain management.

MENOPAUSE

For many women going through peri menopause and menopause, hot flushes and hormonal imbalance cause distress and discomfort. These symptoms disrupt sleep and lead to anxiety. It is at this time of life that may also be the start of pelvic floor dysfunction.

Women that are at risk of anxiety or depression as well as loss of bone density.

What I can help you with

INCONTINENCE

If you’re like many of the women I work with, sneezing, coughing, laughing and exercise can cause you to leak. Maybe you find yourself suddenly bursting to go to the toilet the moment you put your key in the door. Do you worry about not having access to a toilet on a long journey or do you make yourself go to the toilet just in case?

You’re not alone! Typically I have found that many women rely on expensive incontinence pads, restrict fluids and even stop doing the activities they love, to manage their symptoms. Often they have suffered for years without realising that there is help.

PELVIC PAIN & DYSFUNCTION

This is less understood or spoken about. Pelvic pain can cause problems during intercourse, going to the loo, sitting in a particular position and even irritated by certain clothing. Often women will have seen their GP without any obvious medical causes such as an infection. They are left in pain and don’t know what to do.

Pelvic pain can often be experienced as a tightness or contraction in the pelvic floor muscles. This dysfunction can have a devastating impact on someone’s sex life and choice of feminine hygiene.

PROLAPSE

With a milder prolapse you may notice a heavy dragging feeling in your pelvic floor, that often feels worse towards the end of the day or after exercise. These symptoms are often accompanied with lower back pain that hasn’t improved with any other intervention. Unexplained constipation may also be an indicator of a prolapse.

These symptoms often increase in severity as the prolapse deteriorates. With external bulging stemming from the vaginal wall, that you feel when you wash or go to the toilet.

SURGERY

Knowing how to look after yourself pre and post surgery is very important whether its for prolapse repair or a hysterectomy.

Many women are unprepared for their new kind of normal and how their bodies should or shouldn’t feel. You may be faced with many uncertainties that result from your surgery.

Common concerns are about returning to work, driving, physical activity, vaginal bleeding and pain management.

ANTENATAL & POSTNATAL

It is very common for pregnant women to experience difficulties when turning over in bed, getting out of the car, walking, standing up, going up & down stairs. These activities may cause pain in the back and pubic area. With symptoms becoming worse as the pregnancy progresses. This is often referred to as pelvic girdle pain.

Post pregnancy can be difficult for women to feel like their body has returned to normal. Diastasis recti is a condition where the abdominal muscles remain separated. This may be accompanied with back pain.

Breast feeding, lifting car seats and carrying your baby around can also be the cause of upper and lower back pain.

MENOPAUSE

For many women going through peri menopause and menopause, hot flushes and hormonal imbalance cause distress and discomfort. These symptoms disrupt sleep and lead to anxiety. It is this time of life that may also be the start of pelvic floor dysfunction.

Women are at risk of anxiety, depression as well as loss of bone density.

Benefits of working with a womens heatlh physio

The benefits of working with a Women’s Health Physio is that you will be discreetly assessed, understand why you’re experiencing your symptoms and how to improve and manage them.

I use a combination of techniques to provide the best treatment for you as an individual.

Benefits

  • Reduced pelvic pain
  • Improved bladder control
  • Management of urgency & stress incontinence
  • Stronger pelvic floor
  • More confidence
  • Better sex life
  • Participate in sport
  • Not having to buy pads

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