One in three women will experience some form of urinary leakage related to pelvic floor dysfunction. Sadly many accept this as a normal part of being a woman. Women’s health physio is a specific area of physiotherapy dedicated to issues related to pelvic floor dysfunction and its effect on women. A women’s health physio has undertaken post graduate training in diagnosis and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction using a range of assessment and treatment techniques including real time ultrasound.
The pelvic floor muscles assist in stabilising the pelvis and lumbar spine, support and control the bladder and bowel and play a role in sexual function. Pregnancy and childbirth, constipation and straining, chronic cough, menopause, inactivity, pelvic surgery, obesity and aging can all have a negative impact on the pelvic floor, reducing its ability to contract effectively. This may lead to a range of problems including bladder and bowel symptoms, prolapse and pelvic pain.
At In Balance Physio and Pilates, our women’s health physios are able to assist you with:
- Urinary incontinence or poor bladder control
- Bowel incontinence and constipation
- Over active bladder and urge incontinence
- Pregnancy and post-natal care
- Vaginal prolapse (also known as pelvic organ prolapse)
- Painful sex
- Pelvic pain
Restore your floor and core course. Do you pass the trampoline test??
At In Balance Physio and Pilates, our experienced physiotherapists have designed a course to help you understand the role of the pelvic floor and the changes that happen in your body after having a baby, reaching menopause or when increasing your exercise load. Our aim is to provide you with the knowledge to safely return to exercise and daily function as well as addressing any pelvic floor issues which you may have, ensuring good pelvic floor and core activation. The course is a mix of interactive group sessions as well as 2 private one to one sessions using real time ultrasound to assess and train pelvic floor.
Contact the practice to make a booking or enquire about pelvic floor dysfunction or out Restore your core and floor course and get on your way to better health.