How Physiotherapist Can Help Women’s Health Issues?

Women require special attention to look after their health issues all throughout their lives. Problems and pains related to urinary incontinence, pregnancy, and osteoporosis are some common issues that a woman may encounter in her lifetime. A specially trained and expert physiotherapist helps to minimize the issues or provide complete relief from them.

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 normal daily activities.
  4. Sciatica, carpal tunnel, and other nerve symptoms.
  5. There is trouble with frequent urination and difficulty holding urine.
  6. Weak or tight muscles, headache, knee pain.
  7. Trouble being in bathroom due to knee, hip, and balance problems.

Such troubles and other chronic diseases, such as breast cancer and 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 therapeutic exercises that can help reduce pelvic pain and urinary incontinence, even if they occur after delivery and labor. The Physiotherapist can help such women live an active life.

How Can A Physiotherapist Help A Woman With Breast Cancer?

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

Physiotherapist Help during Prenatal and Postnatal 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 system is altered by posture and shortened muscles, muscle imbalances and spinal mobility restrictions; these may cause pain and dysfunction. The weakness of core stabilizers, excessive joint mobility and additional physical changes occur during the postpartum phase. A physiotherapist’s constant guidance and advice helps women safely go through a safe pregnancy period without hurting themselves or the baby in the womb. Physiotherapists are skilled at evaluating and giving the perfect treatment needed for each patient. Based on the evaluation, the physiotherapist may also suggest a 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 considered chronic if they persist continually for more than six months. But treatment must be started at 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 and postural problems affect the pelvic joints and muscles. Specific therapeutic exercises recommended by a physiotherapist would be beneficial in strengthening weakened muscles and also addressing postural problems.

With skillful guidance from a physiotherapist, a woman would find relief in such difficulties and improvement in her quality of life.