women’s pelvic health physiotherapy

women’s pelvic health

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that support your bladder, bowels and uterus. It helps keep your rectum in the front and your bladder and urethra in the back. Your therapist will create a treatment plan to strengthen and stretch your pelvic floor muscles. This can help relieve symptoms like urinary incontinence and bladder/bowel control problems such as interstitial cystitis (IC) or painful urination.

Our physical therapists who specialize in women’s Pelvic Health Physiotherapy East Sheen have advanced training in the evaluation and treatment of conditions within the pelvis. They perform a comprehensive subjective and objective assessment to identify all factors contributing to your symptoms. They then develop a treatment plan that will address both short and long-term goals.

We use a combination of manual therapy and individualized exercise programs to restore normal function to the pelvic floor, core, and hips. These therapies can help you decrease pain, improve balance and mobility, and increase your ability to participate in activities that are important to you.

women’s pelvic health physiotherapy

Your therapist will evaluate your pelvic area using a hands-on exam. This may include assessing the outside muscles of your hips and spine or they might ask you to put on a pair of panties and do an internal pelvic exam by sliding their gloved fingers through the vaginal opening and down over your pelvic muscles. Your comfort and privacy are paramount throughout this exam.

Weakness of the pelvic floor muscles can contribute to symptoms such as incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Our specialists can assess your condition to determine if the weakness is caused by injury, surgery, birth trauma, or chronic conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and endometriosis. They can also diagnose your condition through internal palpation and recommend specific exercises to retrain your pelvic floor muscles.

Our specialist physiotherapists in pelvic, obstetric and gynaecological physiotherapy are trained to use a variety of techniques including manual therapy, biofeedback and electrical stimulation, bladder or bowel retraining, and core rehabilitation. We can teach you to do Kegels, a series of pelvic floor muscle contractions, and other exercises you can do at home.

If you have any questions about our women’s physiotherapy services, please contact us at our East Sheen clinic or visit our website. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthy, happy life.

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