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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!


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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