Women's Health Physiotherapy

What is womens health physiotherapy

Physiotherapists with experience in women’s health can help with bladder, bowel or pelvic floor concerns during or after pregnancy as well as treat for any musculoskeletal pain you may develop during and after. Our specialists can help you whether you are a woman experiencing bladder, bowel or pelvic floor concerns or if you are suffering from musculoskeletal pain during your pregnancy or as a new mum.

Common issues experienced are loss of pelvic floor control, symphysis pubis pain, sacroiliac pain, sciatica pain, rectus diastasis (splitting of abdomen), carpal tunnel syndrome (pins and needles in the hands) and dequervains (pain around the big thumb joint).

Some of the services our specialists offer specific to women’s health include:

  • Pelvic Floor Exercises
  • Abdominal muscle retraining following birth
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Treatment to resolve any pain
  • Pilates for women’s health
  • Breast massage when breastfeeding – unblock milk ducts
  • Pregnancy massage
  • Scar Tissue massage after cesarean section birth

What to expect with pelvic floor physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy for the pelvic floor is also about making your back muscles, abdominal muscles, diaphragm and hip muscles stronger in addition to the pelvic floor.  Pelvic floor physiotherapy is not just making your pelvic floor muscles stronger but also your abdominal muscles, back muscles, diaphragm and hip muscles stronger.  It also will look at your dietary habits and behavioural habits and retrain the body to allow it to work to its best form.

What happens to abdominal muscles during pregnancy?

More relaxin in pregnancy causes more relaxing of the muscles and they can separate during pregnancy.  In approximately 30% of pregnant women the 2 rectus abdominis muscles can separate known as the diastasis rectus.  A way to feel is to place 2 fingers above your tummy button and do an abdominal curl – if the 2 fingers can fit into a gap between the abdominal muscles it would be worth seeing a physiotherapist to have a check.  AVOID doing abdominal crunches and planks if suspect you may have one as will make it worse

Can Physiotherapy Help Blocked Milk Ducts When Breast Feeding?

Our physiotherapists are experienced in massage to help get unblock the milk ducts when breast feeding relieving pain, stopping mastitis from developing and improving milk flow.

Are you pregnant or have given birth and looking for physiotherapy in Singapore? Our physiotherapists can come and see you at your home or at our clinic in Telok Ayer. Just contact us via phone, email or whatsapp.

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    Your Therapists

    Laura O'ByrneSpecialist Senior Physiotherapist
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    Laura owns and runs Health2u with Bex Aldridge. She has worked in various clinical settings in both the United Kingdom and Singapore, where she spent three years at Jurong Health hospitals working in neuro-rehabilitation, geriatric, acute orthopaedic and musculo-skeletal departments. Laura has a very fun and lively manner which helps to motivate clients to exercise and participate in their physiotherapy. She is also a certified dry needling practitioner. Laura is one of our experts in pre and postnatal physiotherapy to relieve low back pain, sacroiliac pain and other pains associated with pregnancy. She also is experienced in correcting a Diastasis Recti and helping restore bladder control with pelvic floor exercises. She specialises in designing and putting programmes of physiotherapy into practice: therapeutic exercise; manipulations; massage; education; the use of electro-therapeutic and other modalities, with a focus on being active. She is also an experienced ergonomics assessor, on which subject she oversees set-ups and delivers talks. In her spare time, Laura enjoys Pilates, going to the gym and exploring South East Asia

    Services

    baby massage
    breastfeeding relief
    fit mama exercise and nutrition
    pre and post natal massage
    pre and post natal physio
    diastasis recti correction
    care of the older
    neurological physiotherapy
    older person's therapy
    women's health physiotherapy
    services for pain and injury
    acupuncture
    bone conditioning programme
    business
    care homes
    deep tissue massage
    sports massage
    musculoskeletal and sports
    exercise and rehab programmes
    kinesiology taping
    osteoporosis programmes
    rheumatology physiotherapy
    sports physiotherapy
    neurological services
    falls prevention programmes
    physio after surgery
    physio for pain
    post surgery
    cardiac rehab
    oncology physiotherapy
    massage
    pilates
    workstation assessment
    ergonomic presentations
    womens health physiotherapy
    womens health & paediatric
    shockwave therapy for pain
    chest physiotherapy
    golf fitness assessments
    Dr Aruna Vijaya RatnamAHPC Registered Physiotherapist
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    Dr Aruna Vijaya Ratnam was awarded the Mid-term scholarship in 2012 and graduated from the University of Queensland in 2013 with her Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She then went on to complete her Clinical Doctorate in Physical therapy with Nova Southeastern University in 2018. She is also a certified lymphodema and wound management therapist by the International Lymphodema and Wound Training Institute. Dr Aruna joined Juronghealth Services in 2014 where she has been specializing in rehabilitation. Having managed the Day Rehabilitation centre at Jurong Community Hospital for 1.5 years she is well versed in managing patients requiring rehabilitation for orthopaedic, neurological, geriatric and women’s health conditions. Moreover while persuing her bachelor’s degree Dr Aruna had the opportunity to work with and learn from the women’s health physiotherapists at the Mater Women’s and children’s hospital where she gained experience and knowledge working with pre-natal and post-natal mums, baby massage and healing of the diastesis recti and developed a love with working with these mums. Dr Aruna is passionate about rehabilitating patients with an orthopaedic condition and has been co-leading the Jurong Community Hospital’s inpatient orthopaedic team. She is a certified Clinical Educator with the Singapore Institute of Technology and provides regular teaching and training sessions for both student physiotherapists and junior physiotherapists. She has given regular continuing medical education (CME) talks on hip fracture and rehabilitation and she was part of the Hip integrated care pathway team that was awarded the NUHS-MOCHTAR RIADY PINNACLE AWARDS in 2019. She has also initiated Total knee replacement classes in both the acute and community settings that patients have enjoyed. Dr Aruna is a passionate, dedicated and personable physiotherapist who always seeks to give her best to helping her patients achieve their desired outcomes.

    Services

    breastfeeding relief
    fit mama exercise and nutrition
    pre and post natal massage
    pre and post natal physio
    diastasis recti correction
    care of the older
    neurological physiotherapy
    older person's therapy
    patient feedback
    services for pain and injury
    care homes
    deep tissue massage
    sports massage
    musculoskeletal and sports
    exercise and rehab programmes
    kinesiology taping
    osteoporosis programmes
    rheumatology physiotherapy
    sports physiotherapy
    neurological services
    falls prevention programmes
    hold back parkinsons exercise
    physio after surgery
    physio for pain
    post surgery
    amputees
    massage
    swedish massage
    womens health physiotherapy
    womens health & paediatric
    Ezora WongAHPC Registered Physiotherapist
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    Ezora is a Certified physiotherapist with 4 years of experience in an acute hospital and specialised in Musculoskeletal outpatients for 2 years. A highly independent and efficient individual who is able to juggle a high case load. Motivated and passionate about serving the community and placed a great emphasis on patient-centeredness. Ezora can speak fluent English and Cantonese. While at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital she provided quality care for both inpatients and outpatients in Neuro-geriatrics, Orthopaedics, Intensive Care and Musculoskeletal. She acted as a clinical supervisor for students and junior physiotherapists and took part in a lifting and transfer Workgroup that conducted competency assessments for newly hospital staff. She currently works in the clinic in addition to providing geriatric, post surgery and musculoskeletal physiotherapy services to people in their home.

    Services

    breastfeeding relief
    fit mama exercise and nutrition
    pre and post natal massage
    pre and post natal physio
    diastasis recti correction
    care of the older
    neurological physiotherapy
    older person's therapy
    patient feedback
    services for pain and injury
    acupuncture
    bone conditioning programme
    business
    care homes
    sports massage
    musculoskeletal and sports
    exercise and rehab programmes
    kinesiology taping
    osteoporosis programmes
    rheumatology physiotherapy
    sports physiotherapy
    neurological services
    falls prevention programmes
    hold back parkinsons exercise
    physio after surgery
    physio for pain
    post surgery
    oncology physiotherapy
    massage
    pilates
    womens health physiotherapy
    womens health & paediatric
    Katie FraineRehab Specialist & Massage Specialist
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    Katie qualified as a physiotherapist in the United Kingdom in 2008 with a First Class Bachelors Honour Degree. Working in both the National Health Service and private hospital settings, Katie has specialised as a senior physiotherapist and developed a greater love for Musculoskeletal outpatients, Orthopaedics, Elderly Rehabilitation and Women’s Health. Katie had her first child in 2015, which steered her to focus her career within Women’s Health Physiotherapy. Specifically with helping pre and post natal mothers to participate-in safe and correct physical exercise, massage, correcting Diastasis Recti, baby massage and assessing lifting, carrying, feeding techniques of Mother and baby to prevent injuries. Another love of Katie’s is creating and leading baby sensory and activity classes to stimulate and enhance babies development and bond between Mother and child. In her spare time she loves to spend quality time with her family of four, exploring Asia and participating in CrossFit. Katie has a friendly, warm, welcoming smile and manner. She is committed, hardworking and has a great passion for helping people.

    Services

    baby massage
    breastfeeding relief
    fit mama exercise and nutrition
    diastasis recti correction
    bone conditioning programme
    deep tissue massage
    sports massage
    exercise and rehab programmes
    falls prevention programmes
    hold back parkinsons exercise
    massage
    pilates
    personal training
    swedish massage
    womens health physiotherapy
    womens health & paediatric
    Aneesa AnsariSpecialist Paediatric Physiotherapist
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    Aneesa is a fully registered paediatric physiotherapist with 7 years of experience. She has vast experience dealing with children from infant to young adults with various needs and abilities. She has interned with KKH and worked closely with NUH in the children’s clinic with NUH paediatric doctors. She also has immense experience with community rehabilitation for children. Early intervention with Thye Hwa Kwan EPIC as well as school integration and home-based therapy services with AWWA have helped to enhance her knowledge and skill in this field. She has given talks in hospitals such as Ren Ci and Tertiary Institutions to both public, parents and teachers/educators. Aneesa completed her Diploma in Physiotherapy locally before graduating from Queen Margaret University, Edinburg with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy degree. She has enrolled to complete her Masters in Paediatric Physiotherapy with Monash University, Australia. She continues to upgrade her skills by attending to relevant paediatric courses regularly. She is registered with AHPC and Singapore Physiotherapy Association. Aneesa has experience with a wide spectrum of disorders ranging from neurological conditions like Cerebral Palsy to congenital conditions like SMA, DMD as well as rare disorders like Charcot Marie Tooth and various syndromes. Having a child of her own enables Aneesa to understand challenges face by parents and treat their bubs as her own with patience and love.

    Services

    pre and post natal physio
    care of the older
    neurological physiotherapy
    older person's therapy
    patient feedback
    paediatric physiotherapy
    women's health physiotherapy