At Medicofit, physiotherapy for women is a separate pillar of physiotherapy, as it is a specialised area that physiotherapists are too often unaware of. Many chronic and acute musculoskeletal conditions in women are associated with pregnancy, vaginal childbirth, menopause and other specific risk factors that women carry.
For example, the female body is anatomically predisposed to develop pathologies of the SI joint (sacroiliac joint) and the coccyx (tailbone). Coccygondynia (occyalgia) is an inflammatory and painful condition of the coccyx that occurs 5 times more frequently in women than in men.
During pregnancy and after childbirth, women often experience pelvic pain, diastasis recti (rectus abdominis) and urinary incontinence. Physiotherapy should also be specially adapted to caesarean sections and in the case of inguinal hernia surgery. Women often have scars after childbirth, which are treated at Medicofit together with the loose pelvic floor muscles in the physiotherapy department for pregnant women.
Did you know that 50% of all chronic and degenerative conditions have a higher prevalence in women, while only 20% of all chronic and degenerative conditions have a higher prevalence in men. In the 36-59 age group, the overall prevalence of back pain is 28.8% in men and 60.9% in women, mainly due to the menopause, when ¾ of all women experience low back pain.