Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

Are you experiencing any changes to your bladder and bowel function? Pelvic floor physiotherapy can help!

What does it involve?

A pelvic floor physiotherapist will assess your pelvic floor through an internal vaginal examination. There are other ways to assess the pelvic floor if you are not comfortable with this. We then provide an individualised program to meet your demands and needs and improve your symptoms. 

It’s so important to get the correct technique. An incorrect pelvic floor activation can worsen your symptoms. Our staff have over 10 years of experience in this field and can help guide you to a better quality of life.

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The pelvis:

The pelvis protects and houses the pelvic organs.

For females include: the bladder, uretha, uterus, vagina and/or bowels and anus
For males its the bladder, urethra, prostate and/or bowels and anus

The pelvic region is a complex region as it not only houses the pelvic organs, but it protects many important structures such as the pelvic nerves and blood vessels. A lot of muscles of the hip, back, abdominals and groin also attach to the pelvis.

All of these structures in and around the pelvis work cohesively together to make sure we have a healthy pelvis.

What is the pelvic floor?
The pelvic floor is such a versatile muscle.

  • It is a hammock like muscle that supports the pelvic organs at the bottom of the pelvis
  • It opens and closes the openings of the urethra and anus (and vagina for females)
  • Helps maintain bladder and bowel control
  • It is involved in sexual function and orgasm

The pelvic floor will be relevant at different stages of your life. Such occasions when the pelvic floor is important are:

  • During pregnancy and postpartum
  • Having a vaginal delivery with or without assistance or a caesarean
  • Any uro-gynaecological surgery can impact the strength of the pelvic floor
  • Menopause
  • Urinary leakage or changes to bladder control
  • Pelvic pain, pain with intercourse and/or orgasm, pain with emptying your bladder and/or bowels
  • Urological or gynaecological conditions such as endometriosis, bladder pain syndrome and interstitial cystitis
  • Constipation or faecal incontinence
  • For males, the most likely urinary change can be from changes to your prostate function

Pelvic floor! Pelvic floor!

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