Women’s & Men’s Health
One in three women who have had a baby experience urinary incontinence during their life. Contrary to common belief, bladder and pelvic floor problems are NOT a ‘normal’ part of being a woman.
No matter how long you have had symptoms it’s not too late to seek help.
The pelvic floor is important for bladder and bowel control and sexual function. Conditions such as pregnancy, childbirth, chronic cough, and abdominal surgeries can lead to pelvic floor dysfunction.
80% of women who experience back pain will also have some degree of pelvic floor dysfunction.
When to see us for Women’s Health Physiotherapy:
- Incontinence & Pelvic Floor issues (ultrasound guided)
- Ante natal & Post natal care
- Abdominal muscle separation (RAD)
- Breast feeding / postural issues – including mastitis
- Lower back, pelvic girdle, sciatic, postural, neck pain
- Core muscle retraining
- Return to safe exercise
Pelvic Floor and Continence Physiotherapy helps with:
- Urine leakage when you exercise, laugh, cough, sneeze.
- Frequency issues: The need to go to the toilet frequently
- Urge issue: Trouble reaching the toilet in time
- Difficulty emptying your bladder or bowel
- Difficulty controlling wind or your bowel
- Pre-operative and Post-operative management following gynaecological surgery such as hysterectomy
Real Time Ultrasound (RTUI)
Using RTUI to assess and manage pelvic floor dysfunctions is invaluable. This method of assessment is non-invasive with the probe being positioned across the lower belly. It allows you to visualize your pelvic floor and core muscles to make sure you are performing the exercises correctly. Research shows that 40% of people with pelvic floor dysfunction push their muscles down rather than lift the muscles upwards. Repeating the incorrect contraction can lead to further pelvic floor problems so it is important to practice the correct pattern of contraction from the beginning.
What we can offer you at Move Forward Physiotherapy:
Assessment of your core and pelvic floor function using RTUI which allows us to individualised treatment for your unique musculoskeletal issues including development of personalised exercise programs to strengthen your core and/or pelvic floor muscles to assist with incontinence or other womens health issues. There is also the option of 1:1 Pilates or exercises training sessions to continue progressing your rehabilitation.
For more information visit: Women’s Health