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.