Women's Health

Physiotherapy can help to manage and treat a wide range of issues related to women. These include symptoms due to pre and post pregnancy, and Osteoporosis.

 ABOUT PREGNANCY 
Pregnancy, delivery and motherhood bring about major changes to a woman’s body, such as weight gain, loss of tone, pelvic floor problems, posture changes, pain, etc. Physical discomfort which occurs due to pregnancy can be prevented or minimized by physiotherapy. Physiotherapy helps to manage pregnancy-related problems, such as:

  • Pelvic instability
  • Postural changes
  • Abdominal muscle weakness
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • De Quervain’s syndrome
  • Urinary incontinence, and
  • Mastitis.

 PRE-PREGNANCY 
The pre-pregnancy program should equip women to be familiar with ideal posture and how to achieve pelvic stability, and ensure that the pelvis is optimally aligned and supported to deal with the stresses and strains of pregnancy. Exercises to promote strengthening of the abdominal muscles, pelvic floor and spine are included in the pregnancy program. These will also be an opportune time to discuss about the woman’s exercise preferences which are suitable for pregnancy.

 DURING PREGNANCY 
Women may experience:

  • Back pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Abdominal strength
  • Postural changes
  • Urinary incontinence

Physiotherapy will be able to help and control these symptoms. Our expert physiotherapist will run low impact exercise such as clinical Pilates specifically designed for pregnant women to strengthen muscles, relieve pain, and improve general fitness.

 AFTER PREGNANCY 
There are few problems which may be experienced by the new mother:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Abdominal strength
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Mastitis
  • Wrist pain
  • Tendonitis

The post-partum period is a difficult time of adjustment for the new mother. Physiotherapist can teach you some techniques on how to manage these problems. You can also learn some exercise from the physiotherapists to improve your strength to mobility, help postural alignment and body balance.

 ABOUT OSTEOPOROSIS 
Osteoporosis, meaning ‘porous bone’, is a condition that causes loss of bone density and a weakening of the bones, increasing the risk of fractures. It is more common in older people, but can affect people of any age. Women are more likely to develop osteoporosis than men. Osteoporosis occurs slowly and quietly with the sufferer mostly not aware there is anything amiss until it is too late. Fractures in people with osteoporosis can occur in the spine as a result of only minimal forces. If a person has osteoporosis, his/her wrists, hips, and other bones are more easily broken from falls.
Lifestyle factors helping to prevent osteoporosis, including exercising to develop the maximum strength in our bone and increase the level of bone density. If you are at risk of falling, they can advise on how you can improve your balance to reduce your risk of falls. Bone is a living tissue that can be built up through exercise. Our vastly experienced physiotherapists will work with you to design a personal program that suits you. You will be able to see improvements in functional capacity, quality of life and muscle strength, as well as reduction in pain.

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