Chartered Physiotherapists aim to give women the best care available at all stages of life.
For women of all ages relaxation techniques, stress control and healthy lifestyle management are all part of the Physiotherapists core skills. Physiotherapy may be necessary for specific conditions or it may involve advice on fitness, exercise, pregnancy, the menopause, incontinence and later year issues.
Physiotherapy can help younger women with body awareness and posture, back pain and incontinence. During the childbearing years a physiotherapist can help with advice on prevention of pregnancy related musculoskeletal disorders, symphysis pubis dysfunction and pelvic pain. Following childbirth post-natal exercises and strengthening programmes may be required. In later years a physiotherapist will help women to understand the value of particular forms of exercise in the prevention of osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease.