Mediclinic Dubai Mall’s women’s health physiotherapists treat a wide variety of women with bladder, bowel and sexual problems. They specialise in patients with pelvic floor dysfunction and also treat patients who are pregnant, with the goal to reduce pain and keep women fit and active throughout pregnancy
Physiotherapy during pregnancy
Women’s health physiotherapists offer antenatal and exercise classes for pregnant women. The chief purpose is to prevent common problems experienced by pregnant women and prepare them physically and mentally for birth. Pelvic floor training is an important component of training during pregnancy. Physiotherapy can also help in the postnatal period, with pain relief and return to exercise.
Physiotherapy for pregnancy-related pelvic pain
Many pregnant women experience pain in their lower back and pelvis. Physiotherapy treatment for this group of women consists of posture correction, stretching of tight muscles, massage, gentle core exercises, manual therapy and relaxation techniques.
Physiotherapy for pelvic and abdominal pain
Pelvic pain can be caused by many things and is often associated with tight muscles around the pelvis or the pelvic floor. This problem can be addressed with a special training programme, relaxation and breathing exercises and trigger point massage. Patients can also present with sexual problems and pain during intercourse. The physiotherapist will, if possible, examine the pelvic floor and use manual techniques to stretch and relax the tight muscles.
Physiotherapy for urine incontinence
One in three women will experience urinary incontinence at some point in their life.
There are various reasons why women are at risk, including pregnancy and childbirth, constipation, chronic cough, being overweight and living a generally sedentary lifestyle. The physiotherapist will give advice as well as instruct and guide a programme of pelvic floor rehabilitation.
Physiotherapy for bowel symptoms
Physiotherapy can also be effective in treating bowel symptoms such as faecal urgency, faecal incontinence, leakage of gas/wind and constipation. Lifestyle advice, including good bowel habits, stress management, gentle exercise, relaxation and guided pelvic floor rehabilitation may help manage symptoms.
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Join Our Pelvic Floor Awareness Class
Mediclinic Dubai Mall offers weekly exercise classes conducted by a chartered women’s health physiotherapist, with an emphasis on pelvic floor strength and coordination.
It is beneficial for all women, but especially those bothered by bladder, bowel or prolapse symptoms.
Classes will include:
Pelvic floor education - how to find and work your pelvic floor
How to coordinate your pelvic floor with your breath
Posture correction to encourage pelvic floor activity
Core strengthening exercises with emphasis on the pelvic floor muscles
Classes are held on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings.
AED 80 per class or 10 classes for AED 700
Women who would like to attend should email [email protected]
to request a pre-exercise screening form. The screening form is a pre-requisite for the classes and should be brought along to the first session.
The schedule of classes is available with Andrea and she can confirm a date and time with you depending on your availability.
Bring a yoga mat and small cushion and wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.
Refreshments will be provided. Prior registration is required through email.