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What is a Women’s Health / Pelvic Health Physiotherapist and why should I see one?

Our first ever guest post is by women's health physio (and my eternal Woman Crush Wednesday), Mischa Bongers. Take it away, Mish!

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Most people are not aware of the important role a physio can play in the care of their pelvic health, such as for endometriosis-related pelvic pain, painful sex, and bladder/bowel dysfunction.
“…but don’t physios just help people with sports injuries?”
Why, no! (Don’t feel bad – some GPs and gynaecologists don’t even know what we do!) 

Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapists* (sometimes otherwise known as “Women’s Health”,“Continence and Women’s Health”, “Pelvic Floor”, or “Obs/gynae” physios – how confusing!) are a group of specially trained physios who have a special interest in the management of an array of conditions, including but not limited to: Bladder/bowel health and continencePre and postnatal advice/education and treatment of musculoskeletal painSexual pain/dysfunctionPelvic pain.Most people are comfortable with physiotherapy as a pr…

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