Physiotherapy treatment for women
At Body Logic we offer a professional and sensitive physiotherapy service for women. Women’s health physiotherapy is a non-surgical treatment for a number of women’s health problems. This includes thorough assessment treatment and advice for pregnancy-related back and pelvic pain, bladder and bowel problems and prolapse.
Physiotherapy during pregnancy
A woman's body goes through huge physical and hormonal changes during and after pregnancy. At Body Logic in Twickenham, we can help to alleviate many of the common pregnancy-related discomforts, especially low-back and pelvic pain.
Physical examination that pays particular attention to the pelvic and abdominal region will highlight muscle weakness, imbalance and dysfunction, including seperation of the abdominal muscles (Diastasis Recti). These can be corrected with gentle treatment and exercises that will help restore pain-free movement and function and encourage optimum posture.
We work with expectant mothers to make everyday tasks easier and more
manageable and offer advice on exercise, movement, posture,including
sleeping positions, back-care, and general well-being.
Physiotherapy for pregnant women ensures a healthier body during pregnancy and should aid your recovery after baby has arrived.
Our services for women are carried out by women.
Physiotherapy treatment for incontinence
Urinary incontinence is the unintentional passing of urine. It is a very common problem thought to affect about three million people in the UK and about one in five women who are over 40 years of age. It is especially common during and after pregnancy, post hysterectomy and during the menopause. Urinary stress incontinence occurs when the pelvic floor muscles are not strong enough to hold the bladder tightly closed. As a result coughing, sneezing, laughing or exercise may cause the bladder to leak.
Urge incontinence (often referred to as an overactive bladder) is when you need to pass urine with very little warning, often every half an hour. Where usually a bladder expands gently as it fills and warns the brain when it is getting full, during urge incontinence the bladder contracts at the wrong time, giving your brain very little, if any, warning that you need to find a toilet.
As many as one in three women will experience some kind of women’s health problem, but sometimes it can be embarrassing to talk about. This embarrassment can lead to women developing their own methods for coping, including drinking less fluid, reducing exercise, going to the toilet more frequently than necessary or relying on expensive incontinence pads. But usually physiotherapy treatment and advice can eliminate the symptoms. At Body Logic we are experienced in dealing sensitively with women. Our treatments for women are by women and in or private and confidential practice you can feel confident enough to talk openly.
Our treatment is tailored to you. We work with you to reduce any pain or embarrassment and restore your natural functions. We will teach you to strengthen your pelvic floor and other muscles through exercise and offer advice on bladder and bowel habits, fluid intake and diet, exercise and lifestyle.
Physiotherapy treatment for prolapse
A genital prolapse is where a weakness in the pelvic floor causes one of the pelvic organs (bladder, bowel or womb) to slip forward. When you have a prolapse it is often described as having a lump in your vagina and a dragging feeling which increases throughout the day. Some patients have difficultly opening their bowels. Prolapses are usually caused by childbirth, hysterectomy, hormone deficiency, being overweight, constipation, excessive coughing or heavy lifting.
Physiotherapy is recommended by doctors as the first treatment option for most people experiencing incontinence or bladder problems. We focus upon eliminating the symptoms of incontinence, urinary urgency, overactive bladder and, in doing so, improving the quality of life of women. This is done through correct education of pelvic floor muscle training, not simply in isolation, but as part of the group of muscles known as the Inner Core. We will also help you with poor posture and breathing patterns to ensure a lasting, healthier body. There is medical evidence that physiotherapy can significantly reduce the symptoms of mild to moderate prolapse and prevent prolapse from worsening over time.
Our women's physio services are provided in confidence for women, by women.