Personal Care Physio and Osteopathy is a clinic specializing in treatment for pre and postnatal care plus many other women’s health concerns. During pregnancy we can help prepare the body for successful delivery and address associated pain, such as sciatica and rib pain. Postpartum many women experience the following, their: diaphragm changes and pushes upwards; abdominals lengthen and can become hypertonic; and pelvic floor can become hypertonic altogether losing their ability to interact as a synergy. Hence, this muscle group becomes interrupted and uncoordinated. We as a team help find new balance and synergy between this muscle group, allowing breathing to be restored and optimizing recovery. Other women’s health issues that can be successfully treated with physiotherapy and osteopathy include:
- hormonal imbalances
- fertility issues
- gynecological issues, such as endometriosis and pain with ovulation and/or menstruation.
- pre and postnatal care
- pelvic floor dysfunction
- pelvic organ prolapse
- diastasis recti
The pelvic floor is comprised of an important group of muscles that function to provide support to the pelvic girdle and to provide urinary continence. One in four women and one in nine men are affected by urinary incontinence. We practice and are educated from evidenced based knowledge the importance of the piston science which is the synergy between the diaphragm, pelvic floor and transverse abdominal (TRA) working as a team. So, just doing KEGALS will NOT always work. As well, research has shown that internal assessment of the pelvic floor is a more efficient way to retrain these muscles. The Cochrane Collaboration (2010) has demonstrated that internal pelvic floor muscle training has Level 1 evidence in treating urinary incontinence. This approach is the only way to ensure patients are activating the targeted muscle groups. Therapists at Personal Care Physio and Osteopathy are trained in pelvic floor evaluation both rectally and vaginally and specialize in the treatment of incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse with manual and behavioral techniques, biofeedback, and electrical stimulation.
Please call Personal Care Physio & Osteopathy for your: assessment, treatments, personalized exercises and wellness plan today. Specific to women’s health you can have one-on-one or group: hypopressive; pre and postnatal; and recovery from diastasis recti exercise programs.