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Stronger Together: The benefits of physio for women’s health

Women’s Health is a specialist field of physiotherapy that focuses on the unique needs of women. It is designed to help women of all ages and backgrounds improve their physical health and well-being.

There are skeletal, anatomical, compositional, and physiological differences between male and female bodies.   The presentation of certain diseases or disorders may also be different.

Women’s Health Physiotherapy focuses on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of various musculoskeletal pain and neuromuscular conditions that are specific to women.  It also addresses issues related to pregnancy, postpartum recovery, and menopause. Women’s Health physiotherapy can help women improve their strength, flexibility, balance, and overall physical health.  It can also assist with reducing pain, improving posture, and increasing mobility.  With the help of a physiotherapist, women can achieve their physical health goals and lead a healthier, more active lifestyle.

Prenatal Care

Physiotherapy during pregnancy provides essential support to women as their bodies undergo significant changes. It helps expectant mothers maintain their physical strength, balance, and flexibility while reducing discomfort and managing common pregnancy-related issues such as back pain, sciatica, pelvic girdle pain, and joint stiffness.  Physiotherapists can offer exercises, stretches, and techniques to strengthen the core, improve posture, and enhance overall body awareness. This helps women adapt to the physical demands of pregnancy, preparing them for labour and postnatal recovery.

Postnatal Recovery

The postnatal period is a critical time for a woman’s body to heal and regain strength after childbirth. Physiotherapy plays a vital role in postnatal recovery by providing tailored exercises and rehabilitation programs to restore core strength, pelvic floor function, and overall fitness. Physiotherapists can guide women through safe and effective exercises, gradually helping them regain pre-pregnancy fitness levels. Additionally, physiotherapy can address common postnatal issues such as diastasis recti (abdominal muscle separation), back pain, and urinary incontinence, promoting a smoother recovery process.

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles and tissues that provide support to the pelvic organs, including the bladder, uterus, and rectum. Issues such as bladder and bowel dysfunction including incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and pain during intercourse are common among women.  Pelvic floor rehabilitation programs strengthen and re-educate these muscles, helping women regain control, improve bladder function, and reduce pain or discomfort. Through pelvic floor exercises and manual therapy, physiotherapy empowers women to address these sensitive issues with privacy and dignity.

Musculoskeletal Conditions

Women are more prone to musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoporosis, arthritis, joint pain and soft tissue conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome due to hormonal changes, pregnancy, and menopause. Physiotherapy plays a significant role in managing and preventing these conditions by providing exercises, manual therapy, and education on posture and ergonomics. Physiotherapists can create personalized treatment plans to alleviate pain, improve joint mobility, and enhance muscle strength, empowering women to live an active and pain-free life.

Sports Injuries and Active Lifestyle

Physiotherapy is also beneficial for women who engage in sports and lead an active lifestyle. From recreational activities to competitive sports, women may experience injuries, strains, or muscle imbalances. Physiotherapists can help with injury prevention, develop customised rehabilitation programs, and offer advice on proper technique and training methods. By addressing imbalances, enhancing flexibility, and focusing on strength and conditioning, physiotherapy empowers women to optimize their athletic performance and reduce the risk of future injuries.

By addressing physical challenges, providing education, and offering personalised treatment plans, our physiotherapists at the Home Physio Group can help contribute significantly to women’s overall well-being.

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Why choose Home Physio Group?

We are a dedicated team of Chartered Physiotherapists working exclusively in your home and providing the highest level of care. We recognise the importance of knowing that you are in safe hands and being looked after. With this is mind, our client management team are here to assist you every step of the way and will answer any questions you may have. We are passionate about helping you to reach your goals, relieve your pain, and improve your mobility.

The benefits of using our service include:

  • All our physiotherapists are hand-picked professionals with years of experience
  • We are registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). All our physiotherapists are checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 
  • We will arrange visits in your own home (or care home or place of work) at a convenient time to you
  • We work at speed and do not have a waiting list
  • We offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments
  • Our team work closely with the country’s leading consultants and specialists in their field
  • You will always have the same physiotherapist visiting you at home
  • You can have as may visits as you require
  • Our fixed pricing structure can be provided in writing so that you can consider it in your own time
  • We believe there is no “one size fits all” approach to care. Your personalised programme and treatment strategy will be unique to you