Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
Pelvic Floor Physio is an exciting and growing field of Physiotherapy!
A field in which physio's, whose interest lies in Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal function, focus on symptoms relating to pelvic floor dysfunction.
If you have been to a physio before you will be aware of the fact that 'everything is connected'! Therefore, assessment and treatment is not limited to your pelvis. You may find that your headaches are linked to your rectus diastasis or even incontinence! With this in mind, you will be assessed and treated holistically to ensure that you are affectively managed.
Pelvic health conditions and symptoms are NOT limited to women! If you have a pelvis, which I know you do, you may be experiencing pelvic dysfunction.
Symptoms are common, but that does not make them normal. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, mention it to your Physio in your next appointment so that you may be referred accordingly.
Pelvic pain - Pain during sex (dyspareunia), Vulvodynia, Vaginismus, Pain with inserting a tampon, Episiotomy scar related pain, General pelvic region pain, Pain referring from gluteals/hips/lower back
Pelvic floor weakness - Incontinence (leaking urine or faecal matter), Stress incontinence, Urge incontinence, Frequent Urination, Menopause related pelvic floor weakness (loss in muscle bulk), postpartum pelvic floor weakness, post operative loss of control.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Descent or protrusion of Pelvic organs (cystocele - Bladder, urethrocele - Urethra, Rectocele - Rectum, uterocele - Uterus, rectal prolapse)
Dysfunction - Constipation, Incontinence, Lower back pain, Sciatica
Surrounding Tissues - Rectus Diastasis (abdominal separation), Back pain
Surgical - Cesarean section scar adhesion, Abdominal surgery scarring