|Women's Health & Continence|
Did You Know...?
That 120 Chartered Physiotherapists in Ireland are specialised in the field of women's health, which includes the treatment of continence problems in women - but also men and children?
That your Chartered Physiotherapist in women's health is skilled in providing care for musculoskeletal problems, for example back pain, in pregnancy?
That many Chartered Physiotherapists in women's health provide group and individual education and instruction in physical preparation for pregnancy and childbirth?
That many Chartered Physiotherapists in women's health have done
That 70% of women with bladder weakness or leakage caused by weak pelvic floor muscles can improve their symptoms with regular pelvic floor exercises?
That Chartered Physiotherapists with an interest in women's health can help people with constipation caused by incorrect muscle action when going to the toilet?
That your pelvic floor is a group of muscles, which supports your bladder and bowel, vagina and womb? If these muscles are weak, you might feel discomfort or pressure in your pelvis when walking or standing a lot. Talk to your Chartered Physiotherapist in women's health for advice.
That your bladder can hold up to half a litre of urine? If you feel you are going to the toilet very often to empty your bladder, talk to your Chartered Physiotherapist in women's health for advice.
That you can train your pelvic floor exercise to give you better control over your bladder and bowel, better support for your internal organs and improve your sex life? Talk to your Chartered Physiotherapist in women's health for more information.
That men have pelvic floor muscles also? If you have had prostate surgery, and sometimes leak urine, talk to your doctor and ask about a referral to a specially trained Chartered Physiotherapist.
That if you are pregnant, your Chartered Physiotherapist in women's health can help you prepare your body for childbirth?
That your Chartered Physiotherapist in Women's health can guide you in getting your tummy and pelvic floor muscles back into shape if you have recently given birth?
That If your bladder sometimes leaks if you cough or sneeze, this can be helped by learning how to use your pelvic floor muscles better? Talk to your Chartered Physiotherapist in women's health.
That urinary incontinence or leakage doesn't just affect old people? Up to 7% of women age 15-44 suffer from bladder leakage. Your Chartered Physiotherapist in women's health can help you deal with this problem.
That surgery is not the only solution if you suffer from bladder leakage? Strengthening your pelvic floor muscles can help too. Talk to your Chartered Physiotherapist in women's health.
That bladder leakage is a very common problem? Almost 30% of women suffer from this across all age groups. It can be helped though - see your Chartered Physiotherapist in women's health.
That some women's health Chartered Physiotherapists accept referrals directly from patients? Contact your local Chartered Physiotherapist for further information.
That bladder and bowel control problems, which can be embarrassing if you can't hold on, can be helped with the right treatment?
That the association of Chartered Physiotherapists in women's health is
The ISCP holds a register of Chartered Physiotherapists with a special interest in women's health issues.
Physiotherapy and Women's Health