Women's Health Physiotherapy
Specialist women's health physiotherapy for the pelvis and pelvic floor, in West Yorkshire.
Women’s health physiotherapy is the therapeutic treatment of all disorders affecting the pelvis and pelvic floor. From incontinence to prolapse, pelvic pain or constipation, there is growing evidence that physiotherapy can alleviate, and in some cases cure these symptoms.
Women are special. So we provide specialist, discreet services specifically for women, delivered by female physiotherapists who have undertaken further training in this area.
At JRM Physiotherapy we have physiotherapists who specialise in Women's Health issues, specifically (but not exclusively) related to pregnancy and pelvic health. For general pelvic health issues, we recommend you book a Women's Health initial assessment. These assessments take place within our relaxing clinic, with our HCPC registered female physiotherapist who will spend time understanding your issue, and commence a surgery-free, drug-free treatment plan with you. This may include external and internal examination (depending on the issue, subject to your consent, and entirely optional), exercise prescription, and 'hands-on' treatment including acupuncture or massage. Read our FAQs about Women's Health physiotherapy and our blog post.
What conditions are included in Women's Health?
Women's Health Physiotherapy mainly relates to conditions related to the pelvis and pelvic floor.
Urinary incontinence in women is often linked to the pelvic floor muscle. Like other muscles, this muscle can become weakened or damaged and physiotherapists can help patients strengthen these muscles and resolve the issue.
Pain in the pelvic region can be due to injury or imbalance in the musculoskeletal structure of the pelvis which can be treated with exercise and therapy.
Prolapse of the female reproductive organs can be the result of pregnancy, childbirth or injury. Musculoskeletal therapy can help treat prolapse without the need for surgery.
Muscle imbalance and injury in the pelvic region can also lead to constipation, which physiotherapy can help treat without the use of drugs or surgery.
Lumbalgia (lumbago), Dorsalgia (chronic back pain).
Physiotherapy is very effective in treating Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction in pregnancy.
Pregnancy & Birth
Alongside our women's health physiotherapy sessions for pregnancy-related issues, we also offer therapeutic and relaxing pregnancy massages with women's health physiotherapist Esther Gallick, to safely relieve muscular aches and tension during pregnancy.
Benefits of pregnancy massage include:
- Increased blood flow and lymphatic circulation
- Reduced stiffness of joints and muscular aches
- Reduced mental and physical fatigue
- Improved sleep
- Reduced ankle and feet swelling
- Opportunity for physiotherapist to screen for potential musculoskeletal issues that may occur during later stages of pregnancy and post-partum.
We offer a full body massage or a shorter more focused massage, both of which are safe from 12 weeks of pregnancy. Using pregnancy-safe fully natural aromatherapy oil from local producer Bliss Therapies, our pregnancy massage can help tackle musculoskeletal issues throughout pregnancy whilst also providing a relaxing treat for mums-to-be. Book Online Now! Gift vouchers also available, email us for details.
If you have had a baby, we offer a very specialised session called the Mummy MOT. Only practitioners who have undergone further specialised training and achieved Mummy MOT accreditation are allowed to offer this service. Physiotherapist Esther is a certified Mummy MOT practitioner and Mummy MOT appointments are available now at JRM Physiotherapy. Vouchers are also available and make the perfect gift for new or expectant mums. Find out more about this specialist postnatal assessment for mums from our website here.