Physiotherapy for the Pelvic Floor
Physiotherapy services for Pelvic Health conditions including pelvic organ prolapse management, incontinence, sexual pain, or a pelvic floor check up prior to returning to exercise.
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You may need to see a physiotherapist for pelvic organ prolapse management, incontinence, sexual pain, pelvic surgery preparation or rehabilitation, a pelvic floor check up prior to returning to exercise, for advice managing menopause and bone health, or for coccyx (tailbone) pain.
Many pelvic health issues are related to the function of the pelvic floor and the effect this has on the pelvic organs. Pelvic floor dysfunction symptoms may include:
- Pelvic pressure or fullness
- Frequent or painful urination
- Leaking urine (stress or urge urinary incontinence)
- Lower back pain
- Constipation/defecation difficulties or leakage of faeces/wind
- Difficulty completely emptying the bladder or bowel
- Pain with sex
- Pain in the pelvic region or the genitals
- Pelvic floor muscle spasms (including around the back passage)
Pelvic Floor Assessment and Exercise Programs
Your physio will only assess your pelvic floor in a way you feel comfortable with. The assessment helps your physiotherapist diagnose and then treat your pelvic floor iss...
Physiotherapy and Prostate Surgery
It is advised that men undergoing a radical prostatectomy should see a physiotherapist at least 6-8 weeks prior to surgery and again afterwards to learn about their pelvi...
Physiotherapy for Prolapse
Vaginal prolapse is very common, over half of women over the age of 50 have some degree of prolapse, but many do not have any symptoms. ...
Physiotherapy for Bladder and Bowel Issues
Bladder and bowel issues can include incontinence, pain, difficulty initiating or completely emptying the bladder or rectum. It includes any issue with urinating or passi...
Mastitis (inflammation of the breast) or blocked ducts can occur when breastfeeding. Blocked ducts can lead to infection which may require antibiotics. Physiotherapy trea...
Postnatal Checks (Including Abdominal Muscles and Pelvic Floor Exercises)
Pregnancy and childbirth cause extensive changes to the body. Regaining fitness and returning to exercise after having a baby can require help from your physiotherapist. ...
Pregnancy Related Pain
Pregnant women may experience pain in the pelvic girdle, lower back, pubic symphysis or groin, wrists, have carpal tunnel symptoms, neck, mid back or rib pain. ...
Women may have pain with penetration or be unable to use a tampon. Pain can be on entry to the vagina, lower abdominal pain with sex, sharp pain during sex, pain with org...
Physiotherapy for Chronic Pelvic Pain
Chronic pelvic pain is defined as a non-malignant, intermittent or continuous pain in the pelvis or lower abdomen. C...