Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

About This Treatment

The Pelvic floor is a bundle of hammock like muscles that lie at the base of your pelvis. Their function is to support the internal pelvic organs and assist in normal bladder, bowel and sexual functioning. It plays a very important role in core stability and works together with the deep core stabilisers, lower back stabilisers and the diaphragm. So, when you experience symptoms relating to the pelvic floor you may experience the following:

  • Pelvic floor weakness
    • Incontinence (leaking urine or faecal matter), Stress incontinence, Urge incontinence, Frequent Urination
    • Menopause related pelvic floor weakness (Vaginal atrophy)
    • Postpartum pelvic floor weakness
    • Post-operative loss of control
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
    • Constipation, Incontinence, Lower back pain, Sciatica
  • Pelvic pain
    • Pelvic girdle pain (Coccyx, pubic symphysis, SIJ, pelvic region, gluteals, hips, lower back)
    • Pain during sex (Dyspareunia),
    • Vulvodynia (Vulvar pain),
    • Vaginismus
    • Pain with inserting a tampon
    • Episiotomy or Perennial scar related pain,
    • Pregnancy related pain (Coccyx, Pubic symphysis, SIJ, Lumbar)
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse – Descent or protrusion of Pelvic organs (Cystocele – Bladder, Urethrocele – Urethra, Rectocele – Rectum, Uterocele – Uterus, Rectal prolapse)
  • Rectus Diastasis (abdominal separation)
  • Back pain
  • Surgical – Caesarean section scar adhesion, Abdominal surgery scarring
Category
Physiotherapy
Tags
dry needling, exercise, healing, injury, massage, myofascial release, physio, rehab, strength, tapping