Women’s Health Physiotherapy and Women’s Wellness


Women's Health - Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Women’s Health

Many women have problems with pelvic conditions such as incontinence, which may be associated with bladder and bowel problems at any time during their life or after childbirth and menopause. At opal physio, we help women of all ages with their pelvic-related conditions, and women’s health pelvic floor physiotherapy can be the solution to their problems.

Women’s health physiotherapy – what is It

Women’s Health Physiotherapy is an area of physiotherapy that focuses on the specific needs of women, assessing and treating conditions that affect especially female pelvic region. It is a holistic approach to women’s health and wellbeing, taking into account physical, psychological and social factors.

Women’s Health Physiotherapists are experts in treating conditions such as pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, post-natal issues, pre- and post-menopausal issues and more.

Focus Of Women’s Health Physiotherapy

The goal of Women’s Health Physiotherapy is to help women improve their quality of life by providing them with the tools they need to manage their symptoms, reduce pain and improve function.

Treatment plans may include exercises to strengthen weakened muscles or stretches to relieve tightness; manual therapy including joint mobilization or soft tissue massage; advice on lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise; education about anatomy and physiology; or even referral for further medical investigation.

Women’s Health Physiotherapist

Women’s Health Physiotherapists strive to empower women with knowledge about their bodies so that they can take control of their own health.

Our Pelvic health physiotherapy treatment can help with a wide range of conditions, including urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, and sexual dysfunction. Women’s pelvic floor physiotherapy can also help improve women’s overall wellness and quality of life.

If you are experiencing pelvic region problems or have questions about women’s health physiotherapy, please speak to our qualified pelvic health physiotherapist.

What is Women’s Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?

Pelvic floor dysfunction can occur anytime during pregnancy, childbirth, or postpartum. There may be symptoms such as urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, sexual dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse and chronic pelvic pain. 

Usually, symptoms that occur early in postpartum can go unrecognized and can cause problems later in a woman’s health and in life.


Women’s Health Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Women's Health Pelvic Floor Problems

Pelvic floor muscle training can be an effective way of managing the pelvic floor. These are some of the Women’s pelvic conditions that a physiotherapist can help with.

Bladder and Bowel Conditions In Women

Stress Incontinence

Increase in intraabdominal pressure (coughing. Sneezing, activities) causing urinary leakage in small volumes.

Urge Incontinence

The uncontrollable need to void and can have associated small or large amount of urine loss.

Urgency / Frequency

Having to urinate urgently with increased frequent visits to the bathroom.

Overactive Bladder

Having a frequent urge and needing to urinate often.

Constipation

Less frequent and hard to pass stool.

Women's Health Physiotherapy

Women’s Health – Pre And Postpartum Conditions:

  • Lower back pain
  • Pubic Symphysis pain
  • Pelvic floor muscle training prenatal
  • Diastasis Recti
  • Post Surgical Scar mobilization
  • Exercise prescription postpartum and help with return to sports/ activity

Pelvic Pain Conditions

Vaginismus

Vulvar discomfort is usually described as a burning pain in the absence of a relevant specific identifiable disorder.

Dyspareunia

Painful vaginal penetration (in the absence of any disease), pain during intercourse.

Vulvodynia / Vestibulodynia

Burning and sharp pain at the entrance of the vagina.

Bladder Pain Syndrome / ICS

Pain worse with bladder filling and having the urge to urinate with frequency.

Pudendal Neuralgia

Perineal/pelvic pain worse with sitting.

Endometriosis

The abnormal presence of endometrial tissues outside of the uterus – causes chronic pelvic pain.

Dysmenorrhea

Menstrual pain

Proctalgia Fugax

Sharp fleeting pain at the rectum.

Coccydynia

Tailbone pain

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pre and post-operative gynecological surgery rehabilitation

At Opal Physiotherapy Langley, our women’s health physiotherapists are trained in the anatomy of the pelvic floor musculoskeletal system can aid in assessing and treating pelvic floor problems. Monitoring and providing individualized pelvic floor physiotherapy and exercise is effective both in the treatment and prevention of disorders of the pelvic floor in Women’s health.