MEDICAL INTERVENTION IN WOMEN HEALTH: PHYSIOTHERAPY IS VITAL FOR WOMEN, BUT MANAGEMENT DEPENDS ON THE CONDITION, NOT THEIR SEX
BY: DAODU TOPE
Physical therapy or physiotherapy (often abbreviated to PT) is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialty that remediate impairments and promotes mobility, function, and quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, and physical intervention(therapy using mechanical force and movements). Because the body of knowledge of physical therapy is large, Physiotherapist usually specializes in a specific clinical area.
The women’s health physiotherapist is a vital member of the multi-professional team which mostly addresses women’s issues related to the female reproductive system, child birth, and post-partum.These conditions include pelvic pain, prenatal and post-partum periods, pelvic floor dysfunction and urinary incontinence. Manual physical therapy has also been demonstrated in multiple studies to increase rates of conception in women with infertility.
The scope of practice of the physiotherapist is forever altering and the field of women’s health is no exception. Women Physiotherapists want to be able to use their acquisition of knowledge, skills and attributes from qualifying programs in the profession to benefit women, in whatever specialty or with whichever patient group they wish to work once qualified,for example getting involved in the therapeutic treatment of all disorders affecting female athletes, elderly women, the general women public or women with mental health problems and so on.
There are growing evidence that physiotherapy can alleviate, and in many cases cure these various women condition while most people especially women don’t know that such help is available, therefore there is essential need for more awareness,
Physical therapists have advanced training and knowledge in female anatomy and physiology in order to provide specialized services to benefit women with a variety of medical conditions. Female clients are evaluated and treated in a comfortable environment with individualized programs focusing on the unique neuro-musculoskeletal issues women face throughout their lives. However, a physician’s referral is often necessary to initiate physical therapy evaluation and treatment.
WOMEN’S CONDITION MANAGED EFFECTIVELY BY PHYSIOTHERAPIST.
- Knee Injuries in Women
- Low Back Pain in Women
- Neurological Diseases such as Stroke in Women
- Muscular Weakness and Paralysis
- Palliative Care for Cancer in Women
- Dislocation/ Fracture
- Cardiopulmonary Disorders
- Shoulder/ Waist Pain
- Diabetes and Amputation etc…….