Women's Health Physiotherapy
Focuses on women's health diagnoses such as incontinence, pelvic pain and prolapse. Pre and post natal exercise for pregnancy is another one of our services.
Connective Tissue Manipulation
When there is dysfunction in the pelvic area one can often find restrictions in the connective tissue. The physiotherapist will use connective tissue manipulation, otherwise known as "skin rolling" to unwind the tight adhesive tissue. This technique can be very effective in normalizing the blood, nerve and lymphatic flow into and out of the restricted areas.
Bladder retraining is an effective method used to try and overcome bladder problems including, urgency, frequency and incontinence. Bladder retraining helps you to begin to hold more urine for longer periods of time.
Physiotherapists can help you to train your bladder correctly.
Pelvic Floor Exercises
Pelvic floor exercises strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which support the uterus, bladder, small intestine and rectum.
Your Physiotherapist will train you how to correctly contract your pelvic floor.
Ante natal classes
Christy du Plessis Physiotherapists will help you with maintaining a regular exercise routine throughout your pregnancy
can help you stay healthy and feel your best. It can also improve your posture and decrease some common discomforts like
backaches and fatigue.
There is research that it may prevent gestational diabetes (diabetes that develops during pregnancy), relieve stress and
build more stamina needed for labour and delivery.
Stress, anxiety and specific lung conditions may cause your muscles to tense up, especially around your neck and shoulders or your rib cage to feel tight. This means that even when you sit down to relax the muscles may be in a slightly higher state of tension. In this way they can begin to ache and fatigue. If you can be educated to relax them you may experience a positive benefit both in terms of your muscles and also your breathing pattern.
An EMG is a device used for evaluating and recording the electrical activity produced by skeletal muscles. This is used for the rehabilitation of muscle activation, strength and endurance during a rehabilitation program. The EMG helps to see if you are activating the correct muscles when training the pelvic floor.
Pressure Biofeedback for Rehabilitation of Stabilisers and Motor Control
Pressure Biofeedback is a device used to provide feedback to ensure quality and precision in exercise performance and testing. It is used during retraining and strengthening of the deep neck stabilisers and abdominal stabilisers and multifidus.