2 Apr 2015

How Physiotherapist Can Help Women's Health Issues?

Women require special attention to look after their health issues all throughout their life. Problems and pains related to urinary incontinence, pregnancy and osteoporosis are some common issues that a women encounter sometimes in her lifetime. Specially trained and expert Physiotherapist helps to minimize the issues, or provide a complete relief from these issues.

The Physiotherapist allows women to properly manage their health for primary medical, gynecological and obstetric care. Some other related health care required for a woman includes Pelvic floor problems, Urinary Incontinence, prenatal issues, Osteoporosis and Postpartum issues.

Support and Care Would Be Helpful From A Physiotherapist When:

  1. There is trouble starting the urine stream.
  2. Pain in the neck or upper back.
  3. Decreased ability to do daily normal activities.
  4. Sciatica, carpal tunnel, and other nerve symptoms.
  5. There is trouble with frequent urination and difficulty in holding urine.
  6. Weak or tight muscles, headache, knee pain.
  7. Trouble being in bathroom due to knee, hip pain and balance problems.

Such troubles and other chronic diseases such as breast cancer, urinary incontinence can seriously affect a woman’s health, physical and mental well-being, and even her identity as a woman.

Physiotherapy exercises could be helpful in treating these conditions in women. Physical training can boost a women’s energy to cope with breast cancer, and there are even other such therapeutic exercises that can help in reducing pelvic pain and urinary incontinence, even if they occur after delivery and labor. The Physiotherapist can help such women to live an active life.

How Can A Physiotherapist Help A Woman With Breast Cancer?

A very common side effect of chemotherapy is fatigue and it can also remain after the treatment has been completed. An exercise scheduled prescription from the physiotherapist could help to reduce tiredness and improve fitness and well-being of a woman. There are specific physiotherapist techniques that can reduce post-mastectomy swelling and reduce pain, thereby improving arm motion on the side of the surgery. The physiotherapist can check and access your overall well-being and suggest you recovery programs.

Physiotherapist Help during Prenatal and Post Natal Period

The prenatal period is the most sensitive time for a woman physically, hormonally and emotionally. As the fetus grows in the prenatal period, the musculoskeletal is altered by posture and shortened muscles, muscle imbalances and spinal mobility restrictions; they may cause pain and dysfunction. The weakness of core stabilizers, excessive joint mobility and additional physical changes are accompanied during the postpartum phase. A Physiotherapist constant guidance and advice helps women to safely go through a safe pregnancy period without hurting herself or the baby in the womb. Physiotherapists are skilled in evaluating and giving the perfect treatment needed for each patient. Based on the evaluation, the physiotherapist may also suggest change in lifestyle and instructions for regular exercises during this period.

How Can A Physiotherapist Be Helpful For A Woman Having Chronic Pelvic Pain?

Pelvic pains are termed to be chronic if they persist continually for more than six months. But treatment must be started during the onset of pelvic pain during the first week of its occurrence. Pelvic pain could cause severe troubles including bad sleep, interference with sexual intercourse and hygiene issues. Pelvic muscle or nerve inflammation, postural problems affect the pelvic joints and muscles. Specific therapeutic exercises recommended by physiotherapist would be beneficial in strengthening weakened muscles and also to address postural problems.

With skillful guidance from physiotherapist a women would find relief in such difficulties and improvement in the quality of life.


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