Women's Health Osteopathy
Whether you are pregnant or postpartum and are experiencing pain; have a diagnosed condition, suspected condition or are experiencing pain or symptoms such as incontinence. Osteopathy may be able to help you.
Many women are hesitant to seek help for intimate problems that can have a huge impact on their quality of lives and their relationships.
Possible Conditions Patients Present With:
Postural Pain during Pregnancy
Pregnancy Related Pelvic Girdle Pain/ Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (PGP/SPD)
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Incontinence and pelvic floor weakness are not a normal part of growing older or “the way it is” after giving birth and it shouldn’t be something you should “put up” with.
You are more than welcome to bring your partner, friend or family member along to your appointment. Patients under the age of 16 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
What to Expect in Your Women’s Health Appointment?
It all begins with chat
During a women’s health appointment, Siân creates a calm, none-judgmental, safe space to take a confidential and detailed case history of your symptoms and experiences. This will include how your problem is affecting you, when it started, tests and images you may have had, in-depth questions regarding your gynae, birth and/or pregnancy histories that are relevant to you. From here, Siân can ascertain whether further referral may be warranted alongside osteopathy or whether osteopathy may not be suitable for you.
Siân will discuss all treatment options available and you can decide what feels right for you.
Examination & Treatment – it’s not as scary as it sounds
Examination and treatment isn’t too dissimilar from a standard osteopathic appointment, although more specialist techniques are used to help alleviate women’s health symptoms. Your lower back, pelvis, hips and pelvic floor will be assessed if indicated. Siân will ask you to remain clothed where appropriate, so a vest top and leggings are strongly recommended.
Should examination or treatment of intimate areas be warranted, Siân will first explain what she would like to examine, why it would be beneficial to your care and treatment and what would be involved in treating what she finds. This will only be done with your consent, you always have to option to say no if you feel you don’t want it or feel uncomfortable.
Should a technique require a chaperone, Siân will always discuss this with you in advance and look to book you in at a future date to complete your treatment. You are more than welcome to bring a chaperone with you, or a member of the team can be with you in the room if you would prefer.
Following your appointment, Siân will be able to provide you with exercises, homecare advice or lifestyle modifications that are tailored specifically to you.
Still Not Sure if Osteopathy Can Help You?
If you are wondering if you could benefit from osteopathy for a women’s health problem, please feel free to get in touch with Siân at Northwich today, where she will be happy to advise.