PELVIC HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPY
Do you suffer from leakage, pain, or feel like you’re not yourself anymore? It could be pelvic floor issues. Book an appointment with our Pelvic floor therapist.
Pelvic floor problems are not uncommon for both men and woman, so you are not alone if you think you need to see a Pelvic Floor therapist. Pelvic floor dysfunction is the inability to correctly tighten and relax muscles in the pelvic region. These affected muscles and organs include the bladder, uterus (Female), prostate (Male) and rectum. Pelvic floor issues generally start when there are issues contracting and relaxing these muscles, and if left too long without treatment, this can cause problems that will extend the pain and leakage longer. Here are some commonly asked questions!
Who should see a pelvic floor physiotherapist?
If you are experiencing incontinence, occasional leaking, pain “down there," pain with or after sex or if you are feeling like something is just not quite right… you should see a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist! If you are pregnant, planning on trying to conceive or have just had a babe, you should come and see a pelvic floor physiotherapist too!
Did you know that leaking while jumping, laughing, sneezing is NOT a normal part of ageing? Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists can help with that!
What does a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist do?
A Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist specializes in helping men and women with pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic pain, incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse (POP). With additional education and training, they are able to assess, externally and internally, in order to find and treat dysfunction and/or pain. Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is also an integral part of pre and post-partum care.
What are the benefits of pelvic floor therapy?
Some benefits to pelvic floor physiotherapy include isolating tight and weak pelvic floor muscles that contribute to incontinence, pelvic pain, POP, low back pain and more. Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists can assist in improving strength and control in the pelvic floor muscles in order to reduce pain and improve function.
How can I strengthen my pelvic floor?
Strengthening your pelvic floor is typically at the discretion of your Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, as it will vary for each individual given the issue. Kegel’s are not necessarily for everyone, but they can be effective when utilized correctly for the indicated patient. Deep lower core muscles are used at the same time as the pelvic floor muscles, so learning to train and strengthen these muscles is more effective. Your Pelvic Health Physiotherapist can work with you to develop an exercise program that will be specific and unique to you.
How does pelvic floor therapy help my incontinence?
Incontinence can be a common issue throughout society and it becomes especially hard for patients to openly discuss these concerns with health practitioners. However, incontinence is not a normal part of ageing and this is when seeing a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist will become very beneficial and effective.
What can physiotherapy do for urinary incontinence?
Physiotherapy treatment addressing urinary incontinence can include things like improving strength, control and awareness as well as training the bladder. Working on reducing triggers and finding ways to take your mind off having to urinate are additional techniques that can help reduce urge incontinence.
If you feel like you have any of these issues feel free to call Mainway Physiotherapy and book an appointment with one of our skilled and knowledgeable Physiotherapists who specialize in Pelvic Floor Therapy!