Osteopathy in the field of women’s health is relatively new – our Osteopaths here at Premier Sports and Spinal Medicine and The Health Collective are some of the first in Australia to be qualified in internal work!
Like general osteopathy, our Osteopaths use a variety of techniques to aid those assigned female at birth (AFAB) or identifying as women, with their health concerns. Our Osteopaths with the women’s health special interest area have done further training in areas of women’s health such as pelvic pain, prolapse, incontinence, internal treatment, endometriosis, pre- and post-natal concerns, Pilates and rehabilitation, mastitis and breast health, and more!
They aim to make a comfortable environment for women to speak about health concerns that they may otherwise feel embarrassed or uncomfortable to speak about to other regular health practitioners. This may include topics of menstruation, sexual pain, breast health, bowel and bladder function, or other concerns to do with the pelvis. No symptom is too much, no question is silly, and no pain should go uninvestigated.
Our Osteopaths use a variety of approaches and techniques during their women’s health consults to help their patients best achieve their goals. This may include soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation, internal assessment and treatment, and rehabilitation. We know that each patient and their presentation is different, and that one size does not fit all. We always individually tailor treatment plans to best help each person achieve their goals.
Why would you see an osteopath rather than another women’s health practitioner?
Combining the osteopathic principles of treating the body as a whole unit, and considering how all of the body’s different systems work together, seeing an osteopath for your women’s health concern is more than just an assessment of your pelvic floor. We take into account the full body, including the spine and hips, muscles, abdominal organs, blood vessels, fascia, and nerves, and how all of these could be contributing to your concerns.
You are unique, and your health concern is always multi-faceted, so working with someone who understands and approaches your health care in this way is vital.
If you think you could benefit from women’s health Osteopathy, feel free to contact our clinic to find out more information.