Lidder Therapies offers a range of treatments for Women's Health in Hitchin and Hertford
1 in 3 women experience women’s health problems during their lifetime. However many tolerate these problems, either too embarrassed to seek help or unaware that there are treatments available.
The pelvic floor has been described as a hammock or sling that extends from the pubic bone at the front to the coccyx at the back. Normal pelvic organ alignment and function relies on the integrity of the pelvic floor muscles and the internal pelvic and abdominal connective tissue. This can be damaged by childbirth or pelvic surgery.
Core function relies on a synergistic action
between the pelvic floor below, the diaphragm above, the abdominal muscles at the front and the deep spinal muscles behind. Any damage to one will affect the function of the others.
Treatment is aimed at optimising the function of the core canister. In cases of incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse the pelvic floor muscles are often weak and research has shown that pelvic floor exercises could prevent surgery and reduce symptoms. Conservative management is recommended for 3 months by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
The pelvic floor muscles can also be tight or overactive and can present as chronic pelvic pain and may cause sexual discomfort. Treatment is aimed at releasing these muscles and restrictions before appropriate strengthening.
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There are a wide range of
conditions that can be treated
and helped by a Women's Health Physiotherapist including:
Stress urinary incontinence (leakage when coughing / sneezing or undertaking physical activities)
Pelvic organ prolapse (a feeling or pressure of something bearing down)
Chronic pelvic pain, (pain lasting for more than 6 months). It includes pain in the pelvic floor, lower abdominal or pelvic region including urethral, bladder and anal pain.
Pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, nausea and vomiting
Post-natal treatment of rectus abdominis divarication (split tummy muscles)
Post gynaecology and breast surgery
The Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy group (POGP) and The International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) have many informative booklets which have been linked to in the text above.
TESTIMONIALS ABOUT WOMEN'S HEALTH