Pelvic pain, incontinence, prolapse are some of the common problems faced by women related to their health. Now, there is going evidence that physiotherapy can alleviate and even in certain circumstances cure you of this health condition. This special branch of physiotherapy is known as women’s health physiotherapy a complete treatment for all disorders related to women’s health particularly those affecting the pelvic area of women. Women’s health physiotherapy is particularly helpful during pregnancy to help you conceive reducing risks of complications related to childbirth as well as during the postnatal phase that is after childbirth.
Several women’s health physiotherapy clinics have also mushroomed across your city of Dubai who is having specialists recommending you a schedule of exercises during pregnancy and the postnatal phase. If that is one branch of physiotherapy you need to know about, you should also know about how physiotherapy treatment can be essential for your overall health and the ailments it targets to alleviate. Let’s explore the topic in a more detailed manner.
The pelvis region plays a huge role in women’s physiology from urination to bowel movement to childbirth to sexual intercourse. The pelvic region is made up of a complex structure of a group of muscles that supports the organs in the area and even the birth canal. The problem begins when these muscles become too weak that is hypotonic or too tight that is hypertonic. Hypotonic condition or too weak muscles can happen due to several reasons and not just ageing. It can lead to urinary incontinence, prolapse, etc. women’s health physiotherapy comes handy here. A structured program of exercises under physiotherapy can reverse the situation and can even delay the symptoms for a long period. For Pelvic region improvement, women’s health physiotherapy combines retraining exercises, muscle stimulation and treatment of any back pain issues that may as well contribute to the weakness of muscles.
In a hypertonic muscle scenario, it can lead to an increase of frequency of urination, associated pain with urination and with bowel movement largely due to tension in these muscles. Such symptoms can also lead to Interstitial Cystitis, nerve Neuralgia etc. It can create complications during childbirth as well with difficulty in holding pelvic floor contraction during childbirth.
As a solution, women’s health physiotherapy is effective with its manual therapy technique, massages, myofascial stretches, positioning modifications suggested by your doctor, neural mobilisations etc. By using these techniques connective tissue of the pelvic floor, abdomen hips get relaxed. So if you are experiencing persisting backache, pain in the pelvic area, it is something not to ignore. Women generally ignore such pains as something routine and characteristic. Physiotherapy can be your long term mate in improving from such health condition of hypertonic muscles and avoid several complications in the future. Also alleviate stress, anxiety by getting rid of your hidden tension due to pelvic floor dysfunction and other associated problems in the region which is often still looked upon as taboo health problems.
Urinary incontinence is a common problem during pregnancy and this mainly occurs due to the hormonal changes during this phase. The pressure of the foetus on your bladder makes it difficult for you to stop the flow of urine and especially when you want to stop it. And if you develop incontinence during your pregnancy it may stay up till five years after you have given birth. Women’s health physiotherapy with the right pelvic stretch exercises and pelvic retraining can help you prevent it and in the long term avoid further complications during the postnatal as well as long after your conceiving. Most women during pregnancy experiences back pain as a result of hormonal changes and extra stress on ligaments. In such situations, your muscles on the pelvic floor become extra important in providing stability. Physiotherapy again comes to rescue here by keeping your muscles flexible. It does not just exercise during pregnancy that is the main draw for physiotherapy. Physiotherapy keeps your muscles flexible using a gamut of techniques that involve Acupuncture, Pelvic stability belts, advise on movement modification and sleeping positions.
After giving birth to your baby the pelvic region will come under a lot of stress, strain and tears, you may suffer from incontinence, the urinary frequency can increase, experience discomfort during sexual intercourse it is then physiotherapy can retrain your pelvic muscles back to normalcy.
Hence, women’s health physiotherapy can play a vital role in your physiology and healthy especially during the delicate phase of pregnancy and after. All you have to do is visit a specialist in women’s health physiotherapy to thoroughly assess your physical condition, medical history and thereby advise you on the kind of exercise and therapy schedule that will bring the result in your case.