So you have decided to get help with your pelvic floor, that is great! But where can you get reliable help and what can you expect from an appointment from Women’s Health Physiotherapy? I chatted to Sundeep Watkins, an experienced Physiotherapist specialising in Pregnancy, Postnatal and Women’s Health, to get all the answers for you.
Unsure if you need help? Give our Getting to Know Your Pelvic Floor article a read…
Exercise + Physiotherapy = A Perfect Match
Prioritising your pelvic health is so important. Reacting to any changes you notice is key. If you can see your abdominal muscles feel different after your children or maybe sex or even inserting a tampon has become painful. These, and other symptoms are triggers for you to go and seek help.
An appointment with a women’s health physiotherapist will differ from person to person but their assessment and recommendations alongside a safe exercise routine is the perfect match for your pelvic health.
Your posture, how you move and exercise all contribute to your pelvic health. If you are lifting too heavy, are breathing out of time or your technique is not correct, you could be causing yourself more damage. Finding a specialised workout programme will ensure you can achieve all of your exercise goals and keep you safe!
What Can I Expect From a Women’s Health Physiotherapist?
A Women’s Health Physiotherapy appointment is not only about your pelvic floor. Although your pelvic floor will be examined, your physiotherapist will also want to understand your health habits. Healthy eating and living is crucial for your overall wellbeing, and it is surprising to realise how the right foods, stress and good sleep can impact your physical and mental wellbeing. Read about this here!
It is important to understand what is happening in our bodies, and a women’s health physiotherapist can be really easily found through either your GP or going directly to one in your area.
You can listen to my whole conversation with Sundeep here…enjoy and spread the word. Never hesitate to get in contact with us if you have any questions regarding your pelvic health, that is what we’re here for x