Our team of 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
- Birth preparation
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Pelvic pain disorders
- Healthy Ageing
- Fitting of pessaries.
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.
Take the quiz!
Do you have to rush to use the toilet?
Do you wake up twice or more during the night to go to the toilet?
Do you sometimes leak when you lift something heavy, sneeze, cough or laugh?
Do you sometimes leak when you exercise or play sport, or move from sitting to standing?
Do you plan your daily routine around where the nearest toilet is?
Do you sometimes feel like you have not completely emptied your bladder?
Have you just had a baby?
Are you postmenopausal?
Do you have painful intercourse?
If you answered YES to any of these, you are certainly not alone. 70% of women never get help – we’re here to make sure you’re not one of them.