Gynae Physiotherapy is a specialized field in Physiotherapy which deals with the care of all the gynecological problems which are faced by women in their lives. It’s the care of women in relation to childbirth, both prior to and after the delivery. It also includes teaching the antenatal classes which help in the treatment of incontinence (inability to hold urine) and in case of women undergoing Gynecological surgery like Hysterectomy (Removal of the uterus). The scope of practice has now increased to include all health concerns of women: incontinence, pelvic/ vaginal pain, prenatal and postpartum musculoskeletal pain, osteoporosis, rehabilitation following breast surgery, lymphedema, education prevention, wellness and exercise. All females across the life span, from the young athlete, the childbearing woman, the menopausal and elderly woman receive benefit from physical therapy.
Conditions that can be treated with Gynae Physiotherapy includes:
Pregnancy is an especially important time you should be considering physiotherapy. This includes prenatal, during pregnancy, and postnatal to help relieve any discomfort or pain. A lot of pregnant women experience lower back pain which can impact their ability to get a full night’s sleep and perform daily tasks. Physiotherapy is an effective way to manage any lower back aches and pains through stabilization exercises that focus on the muscles surrounding your spine. Physiotherapists can also help in controlling and reducing back pain for pregnant and non-pregnant women. Pelvic Floor Therapy is probably the most important service we can offer women before, during, and after pregnancy. This type of physiotherapy focuses on treating the muscles in the base of the abdomen that attach to the pelvis that support bladder, bowel, and uterus functions for women. Prenatal pelvic floor physiotherapy will help prepare your body for labour and limit any damage to the pelvic area. Postnatal treatment is also important to help strengthen your potentially stretched, strained, and often torn pelvic muscles. Both pre and post-childbirth, pelvic floor treatment can prevent urinary incontinence and lower back pain. In general, physiotherapy is a great and safe option for pregnant women to stay active which is important for an easier delivery.