Our women’s health physiotherapists are specifically trained in the assessment and treatment of women’s health and pelvic floor issues.
We are able to assess, treat and provide ongoing management of the following conditions:
- Pregnancy and Postnatal pelvic floor issues
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Pelvic pain disorders
- Healthy Ageing
- Post cancer treatment
The pelvic floor, like any other muscle in the body, can either be over stretched, weakened or too tight to perform properly. Weak pelvic floors can lead to loss of bladder/bowel control and prolapse (a sense ‘heaviness’ or bulging), whilst tight or overactive pelvic floors lead to pelvic pain and painful sex.
Most people don’t realise this is something that we, as physios, are able to treat.
Many women think pelvic floor issues only affect mothers. THINK AGAIN! Whilst having had a baby increases the risk of pelvic floor problems, other more common risk factors include:
- A history of back pain
- A chronic cough or sneeze (eg due to asthma, smoking, hayfever)
- Heavy lifting (eg at work or the gym)
- Ongoing constipation
Did you know that up to 1 in 3 women have bladder control or pelvic floor issues? With up to 65% of women complaining of incontinence during pregnancy, pelvic floor dysfunction is one of the most common conditions affecting women, yet it is something we rarely seek help for.
Don’t ignore any of these problems any more! Call Now and make an appointment to get a thorough assessment of your issues and a recovery plan to get you back on track!