Many people suffer in silence with pelvic health problems for years before seeking help.
We understand that talking about some of these problems can be uncomfortable and at times distressing.
Our Women’s Health Physiotherapists Kate Phillips,Jane Rothe, Tracy Magor Weyland, Natalie Trim, Lauren Mutton , Carolyn Do and Sarah Walsh provide services to support adults and children with pelvic health concerns. We are experienced at putting clients at ease and dealing sensitively with these issues.
In many cases, all it takes is accurate assessment and treatment by a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist to get you back on track.
How can Pelvic Physiotherapy Help?
We will work with you to manage your concerns sensitively and ensure you feel comfortable discussing them with our team. Some people may not have any symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction but are interested to learn more about these muscles to prevent issues later in life – anyone can benefit from a pelvic floor and general pelvic health assessment, and prevention is certainly better than cure.
Some of the common conditions we can help you manage include:
- Bladder issues such as incontinence, urgency, frequency and difficulty emptying
- Bowel issues such as incontinence, urgency, difficulty emptying, constipation and pain
- Pelvic organ prolapse (including pessary management)
- Persistent pelvic pain and sexual pain
- Pre and post prostate surgery rehabilitation
- Children’s bladder and bowel dysfunction including bedwetting
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 health problems if you are:
- Pregnant, or have ever had a baby
- Currently or previously experiencing menopause
- An athlete with high training volumes particularly as a trampolinist or gymnast
- Experiencing painful periods or persistent pain in the abdominal/pelvic region
- Recovering from surgery for prostate cancer
- Recovering from gynaecological surgery such as a hysterectomy
Visit our blog post to read more about what causes pelvic floor pain.
Our myPhysioSA Pelvic Health team can help you to prepare for and recover from gynaecological surgery such as prolapse repair, continence procedures and hysterectomy and urological surgery such as prostatectomy.
Pre-operative pelvic health advice and pelvic floor rehabilitation can improve long term recovery and can also help guide you to safely return to normal activities and exercise regimes post-operatively.
Do you suffer from pelvic health problems? Don’t wait any longer to get the help you need!
If you’re dealing with pelvic health problems, don’t wait any longer to get help. These problems won’t go away on their own and may worsen over time. Call our clinic today on 1300 189 289 to schedule an appointment with one of our Pelvic Health Physiotherapists.