Several health problems can be treated or prevented using pelvic health physiotherapy. Pelvic health physiotherapy can be highly beneficial during the following conditions:
Even though pelvic floor issues are common, they can often by improved. If you experience symptoms, you should consider seeking treatment.
Pelvic health physiotherapists are rostered to perform the controlled act of an internal vaginal and/or rectal exam to assess and treat the muscles and structures in the pelvis. Pelvic health physiotherapy often involves exercises, pelvic floor muscle function education, manual therapy, and lifestyle education. Through these methods, a pelvic health physiotherapist helps people manage their symptoms, improve their quality of life, and improve the function and comfort of their pelvic muscles and organs.
Pelvic health physiotherapists help women throughout all stages of life with:
– Bladder concerns such as leaking (incontinence), urgency, and frequency
– Exercise through pregnancy
– Preparation for labour and delivery
– Postpartum recovery after vaginal or caesarean birth, including planning return to exercise and diastasis rectus management
– Painful bladder concerns, such as painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis
– Pelvic pain
– Sexual pain, including pain over the vulva (vulvodynia), vaginal entrance (vestibulodynia or vaginismus), or inside the vagina with touch or penetration (dyspareunia)
– Pelvic organ prolapse (symptoms of heaviness, pressure, or falling within the vagina)
– Preparation for and rehabilitation after pelvic surgeries