There’s more to women’s health than you might think, which is why we provide more care options for you at all stages of life.
It is not uncommon for women of all ages to have problems with their bladder, bowel and pelvic floor. Our Eve gynaecologists work collaboratively with our physiotherapist to develop treatment for conditions such as incontinence, prolapse, bowel difficulties and pelvic pain. Whilst surgical procedures may sometimes be required, often our physio will be able to introduce interventions that are simple and very successful at improving the quality of life for women experiencing these issues. When surgery is required, physiotherapy may be an integral part of the preparation for surgery and the subsequent recovery.
Specific Support During and Following Pregnancy
Pregnancy causes changes to a woman’s muscles, ligaments and joints – particularly the pelvic floor – and you may need specialist help to manage these changes to strengthen your muscles back to, or close to, a pre-pregnancy condition.
Physiotherapists can help you target the cause of muscle failure and teach you a range of physical techniques and skills to help you better manage the symptoms of incontinence and overcome pregnancy related issues including:
- Muscle/joint pain
- Abdominal muscle weakness
- Breast problems
It’s important that your pelvic floor muscles are active, as poor pelvic control will lead to prolapse and/or the loss of bladder and bowel control. Some exercises can negatively affect the pelvic floor, which is why we teach a range of safe exercises to help you build your muscle strength and assist you with regaining your confidence so you can continue doing the activities you love.
Eve Health’s physiotherapist can help to not only strengthen your body and better manage bladder leakage, but also reduce pregnancy and post-pregnancy pain, and assess and prepare your body’s return to sport.
No referral is required for a physiotherapy appointment, and our physiotherapist happily accepts women who are not Eve patients.
You should consider making an appointment with if you require treatment for:
- Constipation/chronic straining
- Rectus diastasis
- Pelvic pain/pelvic floor overactivity
- Pelvic joint pain (Sacroiliac, pubic symphysis)
- Lumbar/thoracic/neck pain
- Assessment of pelvic floor readiness for post-natal return to sport
- Wrist/hand pain in pregnancy/postnatally
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