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).
All the females across the lifespan, from the young athletes, childbearing women, the menopausal and elderly women receive benefit from physiotherapy. Every Physiotherapy program is different and is customized to the patient’s needs.
Conditions that can be treated with Gynae Physiotherapy includes:
➤ Pelvic/Vaginal pain
➤ Breast pain
➤ Menstrual problems
➤ Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
➤ Cervical Cancer
➤ Postpartum Depression
➤ Sexually Transmitted Infections
➤ Postural changes
➤ Problems during Menopause
➤ Low back pains
➤ Urinary tract infection
How do our Gynae Physiotherapists’ (GP) work?
➤ Our Gynae Physiotherapists’ start by assessing their patients by taking a detailed history and doing examination procedure.
➤ GP provides proper training sessions prior to childbirth as well as after delivery in order to reduce complications, maintain proper health, and help in managing the changes that the body has gone through during the pregnancy period.
➤ GP teaches various exercises that help in relieving pain as well as improve their strength and overall health. Some of these include:
‣ Kegel’s Exercises
‣ Breathing exercises
‣ Core stability training
‣ Back and abdominal exercises
‣ Muscle Retraining
‣ Strengthening exercises
‣ Proper positioning
‣ Postural correction etc
➤ GP provides proper rehab after various surgical procedures like Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus), Cesarean section, etc.
➤ GP provides the best treatment plans and Patient education regarding their condition and how to manage them without any complications.
➤ GP takes care of the overall health of a woman and prevents them from any future problems.
What our Clients have to say
Frequently Asked Questions
Can strengthening the pelvic muscles prevent prolapse of the pelvic organs?
Yes, the stronger the muscular support the less likely the organs will shift, drop, or herniate through the pelvic floor.
Can exercise reverse a prolapse?
It is unlikely that a well-established prolapse can be reversed, but strengthening can prevent it from getting worse.
What can I expect from pelvic floor physiotherapy that we provide?
During the assessment, the physiotherapist takes a detailed history. This is followed by an external examination which commonly includes assessing posture, flexibility, and strength around your low back, hips, and pelvis. Thereafter, an external and internal examination is completed to assess the pelvic floor muscles to execute abdominal muscle strengthening and pelvic floor muscle strengthening.
What are the treatment options for gynaecology patients?
Several conditions in gynecology may require physiotherapy such as :
Pelvic Pain: Physiotherapy helps in strengthening the pelvic floor which helps reduce the pain.
Dyspareunia: Painful sexual intercourse can be treated by strengthening the pelvic floor.
Uterine prolapse: Kegel exercise is taught to patients of uterine prolapse to retract the protruded organ and strengthen the pelvic floor.
Stress urinary incontinence: When we cough or sneeze, we may pass a small amount of urine. This is known as stress incontinence. Physiotherapeutic exercises help in strengthening the pelvic floor that leads to a more controlled bladder.