Being a woman is unique.
They say that the only constant in life is change.
If we apply this to the journey and state of being a woman, the following is true:
-Our bodies are constantly changing; from puberty, to bearing a child; to the awkward years before menopause; the often dreaded menopause and of course, the years after.
-Our emotional and physical needs are changing to match these stages
-Somewhere along the line, our priorities change as well.
Being a woman going through these changes, I can honestly say that I have new found respect for the process our unique forms go through.
We tend to exist in Silo’s/compartments.
We divide ourselves into
Unfortunately, juggling all these aspects are compounded by stress. Whether it is physical or emotional, stress has a knock on effect.
This message is to YOU:
- The young lady with severe monthly period pains
- The postpartum mum who is experiencing leaking with activities and just feels “different down there” after giving birth
- The woman who has difficulty being intimate with her partner because of pain in her pelvis
- The menopausal woman who has just been given news that she has a bladder/bowel/uterus prolapse
- To the woman who has been getting bladder infections over and over again…
- To the woman whose baby is 2 years old and she still feels 6 months pregnant with bulging of her tummy muscles.
- To the lady who is trying her best to eat well and drink her 8 glasses of water a day, but is STILL constipated
- The woman who has pain with inserting a tampon
- To the lady who feels so “disconnected” from her body after a hysterectomy
- The woman who tried doing her Kegels, and ended up with an increase in negative symptoms with her pelvic floor
- To the lady who felt something bulge out from her private area and just pushed it back up…
To YOU, these are just a few common but not normal experiences that could affect you if you have a pelvic floor that is not working optimally!
As a woman and a physiotherapist; my passion is assisting my fellow females to understand what is happening to their bodies, WHY it is happening, and more importantly; WHAT can be done to restore optimal function to their bodies.
Intensive post-graduate training in the specialised area of Women’s Health gives me the ability to perform a thorough assessment (external and/internal) and the knowledge of practical and evidence-based skills to treat these conditions.
Every endeavour is made to work closely with your doctor/gynae/urologist to ensure the efficacy of treatment.
Very often; all the Silo’s that make up who we are, need to be integrated to enable YOU, to be the best and healthiest version of yourself.
In the wise words of Socrates:
“It is a shame for a woman to grow old without ever seeing the strength and beauty of which her body is capable”