Pelvic Pain in non pregnant, during pregnancy and after labour, Urine Incontinence, Pelvic Organ Prolapse Dyspareunia (Painful Intercourse)
Pelvic health problems are very common, however most patients suffer silently. Nowadays, there is research based treatment for most pelvic health concerns. By having physiotherapists who have acquired appropriate training and experience, PhysioCare Physiotherapy is able to help patients that suffer such difficulties and improve their quality of life.
The most recent research has proved that pelvic floor physiotherapy is an integral part of care, both pre and post partum. Also, pelvic floor muscle strengthening therapy plays an important role in urine incontinence. This means that research indicated that pelvic floor physiotherapy should be the first treatment option before surgery. We hope to empower individuals to find real-life conservative treatment for pelvic pain, pelvic girdle issues, painful sexual intercourse, vaginismus, vulvodynia, urine incontinence, interstitial cystitis, dysmenorrhea, rectus diastasis and pelvic organ prolapse.
Who is at risk?
Those at risk include women who:
- Are pregnant or have recently given birth.
- Have had multiple births, instrumental births or large infants.
- Have had gynaecological surgery such as Cesarean Sections or Hysterectomy.
- Have reached menopause.
- Experience chronic back pain.
- Experience chronic constipation.
- Are obese or overweight.
- Have a history of pelvic trauma.
Seek professional help when you experience one or multiple of the following:
- Difficulty with emptying bladder or bowel.
- Accidently leaking urine when coughing, laughing, sneezing, or exercising.
- Difficulty being able to control the bladder until reaching the squatting position when urinating.
- Constantly feeling the need to urinate.
- Prolapse, a bulge in the vagina, feeling heaviness, discomfort, pulling, dragging or dropping.
- Pain in the pelvic region.
- Pain with sexual intercourse.
The benefit of pelvic floor muscle exercises include:
- Improves bladder and bowel control.
- Improves recovery after surgery.
- Improves recovery after giving birth.
- Improves sexual sensation and orgasmic potential.
- Reduces the risk of prolapse.