Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
“I wish that my obstetrician had referred me to a pelvic floor physiotherapist while I was pregnant. I wish that I had been more knowledgeable about pelvic health and the effects that pregnancy would have on my pelvic floor and core strength. I wish that I had started a pelvic floor strengthening program before I began experiencing symptoms of a bladder prolapse.
As mothers, I think that most of us are so focussed on taking care of our new baby that we neglect to take care of ourselves. It’s amazing how many women have some symptoms of pelvic floor weakness but think that it’s a normal thing to experience after having children and that we just have to live with it. I can’t believe the difference that strengthening my pelvic floor has made in my day to day comfort. I would recommend all women who are pregnant or have had children to have an assessment done by a pelvic floor physiotherapist. Perhaps all is well, but if it isn’t, you can begin addressing the problem early before symptoms arise.
What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy is the assessment and treatment of conditions that have been caused by, or are related to, dysfunction in the pelvic floor muscles. It is performed by a physiotherapist with specialized training and expertise in the area of pelvic health. The pelvic floor muscles are a small group of hammock-like muscles that are situated at the bottom of your pelvis. This group of muscles are extremely important and are essential in avoiding any kind of incontinence, they provide stability for our low back and contribute to sexual pleasure and function and more.
Pelvic Floor Assessment
If you are a woman you need to have a pelvic floor assessment. You will learn things about your body no one ever told you before – not your mother, sister, best friend or even your doctor. The word about pelvic health is finally spreading as women all over are realizing how important this is. Something that is common practice in Europe is finally taking hold here as well. So be proactive and take charge of your health. Our caring and dedicated women’s health physiotherapist will take care of you.
Some of the conditions treated are:
- Urinary Incontinence (stress & frequency/urgency)
- Pain or discomfort during intercourse
- Back pain and/or Pelvic Girdle Pain
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Diastasis Recti
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists
In case you live out of area or it doesn’t work for you to have the physiotherapist come to you, we have included a contact list of other women’s health physiotherapists that you could see instead.
Full list of pelvic floor physiotherapists
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