Around 85% of women experience Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) the infamous condition that occurs 7 to 10 days before a women’s menstruation, but hardly anybody knows that physiotherapy has tried and effective treatment options.
There are more than 160 symptoms linked to PMS including physical and psychological symptoms that can be significant enough to cause disruption of the daily life and lead to tension in relationships. One of the most unusual facts about PMS is that it has been accepted by a jury as mitigating circumstances for murder.
Women’s Health physiotherapists can help alleviate the discomfort of a lot of the physical symptoms associated with PMS. They assess the physical effects PMS has on your body as well as the risk factors that can influence and worsen them before offering a range of management option and advice. Treatment may include manual therapy to relieve tension as well as related discomfort such as headaches and constipation, relaxation point stimulation, Kinesiotaping or electrotherapy (TENS). An important part of the treatment is teaching relaxation techniques and advice on self management and self care.