Women's health physiotherapy in Amersham & Chorleywood

Stress incontinence

This can be due to pelvic floor weakness and can cause a loss of urine during physical exertion, e.g. sneezing, running, coughing. Can be treated with pelvic floor exercises, bladder diary and training, advice on diet and fluid intake.

Urge incontinence

This is when there is a sudden need to go to the toilet immediately and if you do not then you may leak some urine. Can be treated with pelvic floor exercises, deferment strategies, bladder diary and training, advice on diet and fluid intake.

Rectus abdominus divarication

This can occur after pregnancy. It is a result of the left and right rectus abdominus muscles (six pack muscle) separating. Treatments include gradual strengthening and exercise progression of the abdominal muscles (rectus, obliques and transverse), provision of belt or tubigrip, advice on lifting and posture.

Pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain

Discomfort can be felt over the pubic bone at the front of your pelvis, across the lower back or under the tummy. It is a common condition in pregnancy which can be caused by stiffness, or uneven movement of the joints at the front and the back of the pelvis. Also known as SYMPHYSIS PUBIS DYSFUNCTION (SPD). Treatments include gentle manual therapy, provision of support belt, crutches if needed, advice on position of ease and positions to avoid.

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