Supporting women through all stages of life
Managing the specific health needs of women across their lifespan is a rapidly growing speciality in physiotherapy. From adolescence through to motherhood and into the later years, a woman often encounters conditions that require specific and targeted management. Conditions that Mead Physios can assist with include incontinence, pelvic pain, pregnancy pain and early motherhood discomfort.
Prolapse is a condition that will affect 1 in 3 women during their lifetime and will often result in surgery. However physiotherapy can significantly reduce the need for such surgery by undertaking specific and targeted pelvic floor exercises. Utilising Real Time Ultrasound available in our rooms, we are able to detect the type and extent of your abdominal and pelvic floor contraction and help train you to improve your control of this area. Similarly, incontinence is treated with physio as the first line of management as research has demonstrated overwhelming improvement when pelvic floor function is addressed with specific physio intervention.
Bone density issues are often revealed after a fall that has resulted in a fracture. Mead Physios are able to design and tailor a bone strengthening program for women with osteoporosis and osteopenia that are both safe and specific to the needs of the individual.