Obstetrics and Gynecology Physiotherapy

Obstetrics and Gynecology Physiotherapy 2018-10-30T08:24:10+00:00

At The Physio ConsultTM, we have specific skills, knowledge, and training to be able to assess and treat a wide range of conditions related to pregnancy and child birth and pelvic floor dysfunction.

There is a wealth of evidence which supports physiotherapy as a highly effective intervention to alleviate, and even cure, symptoms related to the pelvic floor. Pelvic floor problems can be due to a number of reasons and can be an embarrassing topic for many women. But they should not be thought of as “normal” or something that just happens with age. Something can be done to help and most commonly these problems are reversible.

We can help with the following conditions:

  • Pelvic floor disorders
  • Prolapse
  • Incontinence – stress, and urge
  • Overactive bladder
  • Ante-natal and post-natal gynecological problems
  • Problems following traumatic deliveries; including episiotomies and tears
  • Musculoskeletal problems during and after pregnancy
  • Musculoskeletal problems arising from gynecological problems and/or surgery
  • Bowel conditions, including incontinence and constipation
  • Pudendal Neuralgia/nerve entrapment
  • Coccydynia
  • Rectus Diastasis (separation of the abdominal wall after giving birth)

The findings from assessment and the recommended treatment plan will be discussed with you at your first appointment.

Some of the treatment options offered to you may include:

  • teaching correct pelvic floor exercises and provision of an exercise program to strengthen these muscles
  • bladder and bowel re-education
  • prolapsed management advice
  • biofeedback and electrotherapy when necessary
  • manual therapy (i.e. hands-on treatment), where appropriate
  • postural and back care advice, including advice on lifting techniques
  • lifestyle advise, including how to exercise without aggravating symptoms and how to exercise safely during and after pregnancy
  • advice on pain management
  • advice on delivery positions
  • support belts and mobility aids