Women’s Physiotherapy in Bundaberg
What is Women's Physiotherapy?
Pivot21 Allied Health Services in Bundaberg delivers a range of services for everyone in the community. You will find the team of professionals at Pivot21 within the IWC Health and Wellbeing complex on Barolin Street providing a person centred approach to Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology and Dietetics. This week we sat down with the Pivot21 team to discuss Women's Physiotherapy.
Women's physiotherapy, also known as pelvic physiotherapy, is a specialised form of physical therapy that focuses on the treatment and management of conditions specific to women. These conditions can include pregnancy-related musculoskeletal issues, urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, sexual dysfunction, and conditions such as endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
During a physiotherapy session, a therapist will perform a thorough assessment to determine the root cause of the problem and will create a treatment plan that is tailored to the individual's needs. This may include exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and posture, as well as manual therapy techniques to alleviate pain and improve mobility.
Some of the techniques used in women's physiotherapy include:
- Pelvic floor muscle exercises: These exercises are designed to strengthen the muscles that support the pelvic organs and can help with urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and sexual dysfunction.
- Manual therapy: Techniques such as soft tissue mobilisation, joint mobilisation, and myofascial release can be used to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and reduce muscle tension.
- Education: Therapists will teach patients about self-care techniques, such as proper body mechanics, to prevent injury and future pain.
- Treatment for pregnancy-related conditions: Physiotherapy can help with low back pain, pelvic girdle pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and diastasis recti (abdominal separation) during pregnancy.
- Treatment for postpartum conditions: Physiotherapy can help to recover after childbirth, with conditions such as pelvic floor dysfunction and abdominal separation.
- The goal of women's physiotherapy is to help individuals regain their physical function, reduce pain, and improve their overall quality of life.
Benefits of seeing a specialist women's physiotherapist
The ladies of Bundaberg are lucky to have a specialist women's physiotherapist available at Pivot21; benefits include:
- Tailored treatment: A specialist women's physiotherapist will have advanced training and expertise in the treatment of conditions that are specific to women. This means that the treatment will be tailored to the individual's needs and will address the root cause of the problem.
- Improved outcomes: A specialist women's physiotherapist will have the knowledge and experience to provide effective treatment for a wide range of conditions, which can lead to improved outcomes.
- Increased comfort: A specialist women's physiotherapist will understand the sensitive nature of some of the conditions they treat, and they will create a comfortable and non-judgmental environment for the patient.
- Holistic care: A specialist women's physiotherapist will take a holistic approach to care, which means that they will consider the patient's overall health and well-being, not just their physical symptoms.
- Multidisciplinary approach: A specialist women's physiotherapist may work in collaboration with other healthcare professionals, such as gynaecologists, midwives, and urologists, to provide the best possible care for the patient.
- Empowerment: A specialist women's physiotherapist will educate patients about their condition and provide them with the tools and knowledge they need to manage their symptoms and improve their physical function.
- Confidentiality: A specialist women's physiotherapist understands the sensitive nature of some conditions they treat, they will create a comfortable and confidential environment for their patients.
- Personalised care: A specialist women's physiotherapist will take the time to understand the unique needs and goals of each patient and tailor their treatment plan accordingly.
Learn more about the services from Pivot21 Allied Health Services in Bundaberg here or visit them in Building 2, IWC Health & Wellness Complex, 184 Barolin Street Street Bundaberg.