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Pelvic Floor + Women’s Health Physiotherapy

Not sure if you have a Pelvic Floor Condition. Take the Pelvic Floor Health Quiz below:

Pelvic Floor

If you answered Yes to any of these questions, then you may have a pelvic floor problem and benefit from treatment.

Women’s Health Physiotherapy is a specific field of Physiotherapy related to pelvic floor dysfunction such as incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic girdle pain.

More than 40% of women experience pelvic floor problems. Although extremely common, this is not normal and doesn’t need to be accepted as a way of life. 

Check out more information in the right/below infographic:

Womens Health

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles and like the other muscles in the body, is highly adaptive to training, so quite responsive to Physiotherapy resulting in improved pelvic floor control and function.

Womens Health

Pelvic Floor Conditions Commonly Treated:

  • Incontinence
  • Bladder urgency + frequency
  • Prolapse
  • Pelvic Floor rehab after having a baby
  • Chronic Pelvic Girdle pain
  • Constipation

Common Causes of Pelvic Floor Weakness include:

  • Childbirth
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Excessive coughing
  • Being overweight
  • Persistent Heavy lifting 
  • Changes in hormonal levels during menopause
  • Aging

How Can I Improve My Pelvic Floor Function?

Your Women’s Health Physio will:

  • Teach correct pelvic floor muscle contraction
  • Individually tailored treatment plan and exercise program
  • Advice regarding symptom management (e.g posture during voiding/defecation, intercourse positions, diet and weight loss) 
  • Bladder training
  • Review diet and fluid intake that may be contributing to your condition.
  • Where needed teach pelvic floor muscle relaxation
  • Implement Clinical Pilates to transition from pelvic floor exercises to daily function and the return to general exercise. 

Pelvic Floor Conditions Commonly Treated:

  • Incontinence
  • Bladder urgency + frequency
  • Prolapse
  • Pelvic Floor rehab after having a baby
  • Chronic Pelvic Girdle pain
  • Constipation

Common Causes of Pelvic Floor Weakness include:

  • Childbirth
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Excessive coughing
  • Being overweight
  • Persistent Heavy lifting 
  • Changes in hormonal levels during menopause
  • Aging

Pilates

Our Contacts

  • Address: 181 Upper Heidelberg Rd Ivanhoe VIC 3079
  • Phone: 03 9499 8658
  • E-mail: hello@performphysiopilates.com.au

If you would like our help with improving your pelvic floor function, fill in the contact form below and Sahanna our Women’s Health Physio will contact you.