Physiotherapy for Pelvic or Vaginal Surgery

Physiotherapists also play an important role in assessing patients pre and post operatively prior to a number of gynaecological surgeries including continence procedures, prolapse surgery and hysterectomy. Did you know? Hysterectomy is the most common female surgery Up to 1 in 5 women will have surgery for prolapse or incontinence in their lifetime The recovery…

How do I do the pelvic floor exercises correctly?

Firstly it’s important to understand that pelvic floor exercises, also known as kegels, are not recommended for everyone, and in fact can make certain conditions worse. Women can develop overactive, tight and/or tender pelvic floor muscles, especially if they experience pelvic pain which may or may not relate to painful periods, pain with intimacy and…

The Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Pelvic Pain

Women with persistent pelvic pain (also known as ‘chronic pelvic pain’) experience some form of pain in the pelvis, which persists on most days for more than six months. It affects 15-25% of women and requires multi-disciplinary management for effective treatment – this means a number of health professionals work in a team with you…

Pelvic sexual pain treatment options

The world’s leading experts have recommended treatments provided by pelvic floor physiotherapists for pelvic pain and treatment options. Read on to find out which treatments are available for your pelvic sexual pain problem. People with pelvic or sexual pain may have been diagnosed with vaginismus, vulvodynia, dyspareunia, endometriosis, pudendal neuralgia, painful bladder syndrome, irritable bowel…

Pelvic Organ Prolapse treatment options

The world’s leading experts have recommended treatments provided by pelvic health physiotherapists for incontinence, prolapse and pelvic pain. Read on to find out which treatments are available for your Pelvic Organ Prolapse. Pelvic Floor Muscle Training Pelvic floor muscle training also has the highest level of benefit according to experts at reducing symptoms in women…

Incontinence treatment options

The world’s leading experts have recommended treatments provided by pelvic health physiotherapists for incontinence, prolapse and pelvic pain. Conservative Incontinence treatments Pelvic Floor Muscle Training (PFMT) As the pelvic floor is a group of muscles, just like those you can see on your legs or arms, they are trainable! Supervised pelvic floor muscle training (also…

What can cause Pelvic and Sexual Pain Disorders?

Pelvic, sexual and vulval pain are hidden problems and women often suffer in silence, or due to misdiagnosis, for years before they find help. They can be very distressing problems and cause both physical and emotional suffering. People with pelvic or sexual pain may have been diagnosed with vaginismus, vulvodynia, dyspareunia, endometriosis, pudendal neuralgia, painful…

What can cause Pelvic Floor Problems

Pelvic floor problems, such as urinary or faecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse can occur throughout the lifespan, but are more common at certain life stages. There are also certain lifestyle factors and associated health problems which may increase your risk further. You are more at risk of pelvic floor problems if you are: Pregnant,…

Painful Sex Treatment Advice

MENOPAUSE – IF SEX TURNS FROM PLEASURE TO PAIN Did you know that pain with sex – dyspareunia, is one of the most frequently reported symptoms of menopause? If sex is painful, women commonly have a reduced desire for sexual intimacy or reduced arousal too. Many women accept this as part of aging and just…

Vulvodynia Treatment Advice

What is vulvodynia? Vulvodynia is a condition that at least 10 to 20% of women will experience at some point in their lifetime. It involves the nerves of the vulva (the area outside the vaginal opening) becoming sensitised, which commonly results in a sensation of burning, stinging, rawness, generalised pain or soreness in this area.…