Being a woman can be hard when your busy life is affected by some problems like: uterine prolapse, fibromyalgia, urinary incontinence, vaginal pain with intercourse, coccyx pain or pre and post natal pains. But what women do not know is that there are specialists that provide services for treating these issues, specialists such as Ottawa physiotherapists. Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession which helps people to restore their mobility and treats pains. There are some simple steps to be followed: choosing a proper clinic for treating your problem, explaining your symptoms to a physiotherapist and deciding what the best exercises are to help you dealing with your problem. If you have one of the following women health problems it can be solved by simply appealing to a physiotherapist.
Childbirth, hormonal changes after menopause, obesity or chronic coughing can cause you uterine prolapse, this means that the weakened muscles and ligaments will allow your uterus to slip into the vagina. There are four degrees of prolapse depending on how far the uterus has descended. You may have as symptoms a sensation of heaviness of your vagina, severe aching in the lower back, or pains at sexual contact. If you are diagnosed with uterine prolapse, in the first two stages you should know it can be treated by physiotherapy exercises, like pelvic floor muscle exercises.
Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by chronic, widespread pain, affecting in general middle-aged women, but can also affect male patients. Some signs of fibromyalgia are: widespread pains, tender points on the patient body, fibro frog (having trouble in concentrating and remembering), headaches, depression or anxiety. Sadly, there is no cure for this disorder, but you can regain control by changing your lifestyle and adding to your daily routine some physical exercises, aquatic therapy, heat or massage.
Pre and post natal pains
During pregnancy you may experience some physical and hormonal changes in your body, among these you may notice low back pain, hip pain, foot pain or urinary incontinence. Also, after giving birth you may experience cervical spine pains, pelvic floor weakness, or abdominal separation. Physiotherapy is used to help you deal with your pregnancy and post natal period smoothly, by making home postural exercises like Pilates or stretching and strengthening exercises for the muscles that were weakened by childbirth.
If one of these three problems affects your life, or some of the others written above, maybe it’s time for you to go and ask a specialist and ask for help. You will get the best advice and start changing your life for the better.