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Women's Health Specialty

Women’s health Physical Therapists is a certified specialist with post graduate training in Women’s Health and Continence offers women of all ages physiotherapy treatment for bladder, bowel and pelvic floor conditions. Women’s health Physical therapist also works in the areas of bone health, oncology rehabilitation and in the care of women in the antenatal and postnatal periods. Women’s health Physical therapist usually deals with conditions such as: 

 Urinary incontinence

  • Stress Urinary Incontinence
  • Urge Urinary Incontinence
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Male Incontinence
  • Childhood Incontinence

Pregnancy & Postnatal

  • Guidelines on safe exercise during pregnancy
  • Provision of Antenatal Classes·        
  • Treatment and management of Pelvic Girdle Pain including symphysis pubis dysfunction·        
  • Low back pain
  • Rib pain/Thoracic Pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Postnatal rehabilitation of pelvic floor and abdominals (including Diastasis Rectus Abdominis)

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

  • Prolapse
  • Sexual Dysfunction (Dyspareunia)
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Bowel Conditions
  • Constipation
  • Faecal Incontinence  

Musculoskeletal/ Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Musculoskeletal/ Orthopedic Physical Therapists are trained in treating Musculoskeletal disorders. Musculoskeletal Physical therapist diagnoses and treat variety of conditions related musculoskeletal system including spine, upper and lower extremities, pelvis and headaches. Musculoskeletal/ Orthopedic Physical Therapist also see patients post orthopedic and spinal surgeries for conditions such as joints replacement and disc surgeries.

Neurology Physical Therapy

NeurologyPhysical Therapists working in the area of Neurology are specially trained in the assessment and treatment of individuals with neurological impairments. The Neurology Physical Therapist aims is to enhance and maximise the functional ability of a person with a neurological impairment and to help improve their quality of life. Neurology Physical Therapist will carry out a thorough neurological assessment to gain an insight into your condition and the main difficulties that you are experiencing  and recommend an individualised treatment plan to help you achieve these goals. Most common conditions treated by Neurology Physical Therapist are:

  • Stroke
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Traumatic or Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Balance and co-ordination problems including Ataxia
  • Vestibular conditions including Vertigo
  • Facial/ Bell’s Palsy
  • Dystonia

Cardiopulmonary and Vascular Physical therapy

Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapists are specially trained in examination and treatment of problems associated with the heart, lung, vascular systems. After a thorough physical examination, cardiopulmonary and vascular physical therapist  will prescribe a specialised program which combine exercise and education components, with the aim of improving your condition, cardiopulmonary fitness and confidence.

Lung conditions that may benefit from physical therapy include:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Lung Cancer
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Recurrent chest infections
  • Breathing issues arising from spinal cord injury, neuromuscular weakness, or developmental delay.

Physical therapy is also a key part in Cardiac conditions:

  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Transplant
  • Aneurysms
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Arrhythmia
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Angina

Sports Physical Therapy

Sport Physical Therapists have a specialist knowledge of sports biomechanics, exercise physiology, injuries and managements. Sport Physical therapist will carry out a thorough physical assessment and ensure effective management of an injury and the earliest return to full sporting participation.  Sport Physical Therapist will advice atheletes on the best way to minimise the risk of the re-injury.

Pediatric Physical Therapy

Pediatric Physical Therapists are well trained clinicians who work in the area of pediatrics and deals with children with motor development and musculoskeletal conditions. Pediatric Physical Therapist will carry out an accurate physical assessment of the child followed by an individualised treatment plan.

Pediatric Physical Therapist treats many conditions similar to those in general physiotherapy practice. Most common conditions are:

    • Developmental delay
    • Respiratory conditions
    • Cystic fibrosis
    • Cerebral palsy
    • Neural tube defects (Spina Bifida)
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Progressive neuromuscular disorders
    • Motor dysfunction
    • Learning difficulties
    • Rheumatology
    • Weight management
    • Developmental coordination disorder
    • Mental health disorders
    • Talipes
    • Arthrogryphosis
    • Postural problems
    • Osteochondritis
    • Congenital absence/shortening of limbs
    • Trauma/injury
    • Orthopaedics
    • Erb’s palsyBurns & plastics