Your pelvic floor muscles support your internal organs. When these muscles weaken, you may experience issues with your pelvic organs (bladder, bowel, and reproductive organs). Working with a physiotherapist can help you strengthen your pelvic floor and improve the overall health of your pelvic organs. A physiotherapist can help you manage the following conditions:
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Pre and post-natal pelvic floor muscle training can improve your recovery post-pregnancy. Strengthening exercises can repair a weak pelvic floor. Prevent pelvic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction. Pelvic floor physiotherapy works by employing a number of scientifically backed techniques that improve pelvic floor strengthening.
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Strong pelvic floor muscles are important for recovery after pregnancy. They provide stability, support, and strength to the uterus after birth, which reduces prolapse or hernias that may occur during pregnancy. A physiotherapist can teach you the best techniques for building up these muscles.
Overactive bladder is an issue where the bladder muscle contracts uncontrollably which results in urgency and frequency of urination.
Urinary incontinence is the inability to hold urine in, which often leads to the involuntary loss of small amounts of urine. Pelvic floor physiotherapy can help with urinary incontinence by strengthening muscles that help you control urination and bowel movements.
Prolapse is the descent of a pelvic organ below its normal position in relation to the other pelvic organs. Pelvic floor physiotherapy can help with a prolapse by decreasing pressure on the pelvic organs, improving circulation and reducing inflammation.
Sexual dysfunction refers to a range of disorders that may affect your ability to enjoy sexual activity. Acupuncture and pelvic floor physiotherapy can help. Pelvic floor physiotherapy can be used to increase blood flow in the genital area by doing exercises specifically targeted at this region, which is necessary for normal sexual function. Acupuncture can also help improve blood circulation to your reproductive organs.
Pelvic pain in men and women is when the pelvis becomes painful to touch or movement brings on pain. Pelvic floor physiotherapy helps reduce this pain by correcting muscular imbalances and mobilising the pelvic joints, allowing you to use your body more efficiently which reduces mis-loading of joints over time.
Ideally, you should make an appointment with a physiotherapist as soon as you know there is a problem with your pelvic floor or if you are pregnant. When people have a problem with their pelvic floor muscles, they can experience issues with their pelvic organs (bladder, bowel, and reproductive organs). They often exhibit the following symptoms: incontinence, leaking bladder, prolapse of one or more of the pelvic organs, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and chronic pelvic discomfort. It is important to discuss this with your physiotherapist so they can help determine the root cause of your symptoms and ensure you receive the most appropriate treatment.
The pelvic floor is made up of a layer of muscles covering the bottom of the pelvis that support the bladder, bowel, and reproductive organs of men and women. These are known as pelvic organs. The pelvic floor is a structure of muscles that run like a hammock from the front of the pelvis to the tailbone. The pelvic floor muscles have the ability to move up and down and gain strength through exercise.
The pelvic floor muscles support the bladder, bowel and uterus. When these muscles are weak or lose force they may not be able to provide adequate support for your pelvic organs. This can lead to incontinence or organ prolapse. The pelvic floor serves many important functions in the body.
Pelvic floor physiotherapists treat a range of conditions and problems that can affect the strength and function of your pelvic floor muscles. These include bladder problems such as urinary stress incontinence, bowel control issues such as rectal prolapse and uterine prolapse, chronic straining to pass stools or gas, pain during intercourse (dyspareunia) and erectile dysfunction.
Yes, pelvic floor muscles training can work. It is very hard to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles when the conditions in your pelvis are wrong which may be why you have a problem in the first place. A physiotherapist can help sort out these issues and provide specific exercises for you and also advise on lifestyle changes and other factors that may be affecting your pelvic floor muscles.
Strengthening your pelvic floor muscles can be done by doing specific exercises called ‘Kegels’. Your physiotherapist will discuss the best techniques and provide you with easy-to-follow information that you can do in the comfort of your own home. If you are experiencing issues with your pelvic floor, it’s important that you seek help and address the issues with a professional. Pelvic floor dysfunction can have negative effects on the quality of life for both men and women. A weak pelvic floor can impact home and work activities, personal relationships, social lives, and mental well-being.
Pelvic floor physiotherapy is a type of therapy that helps to strengthen and improve the function of the pelvic floor muscles. This can help to improve bladder and bowel control, as well as sexual function. Pelvic floor physiotherapy can benefit both men and women, as the pelvic floor muscles support the pelvic organs and help to keep them in place.
No, pelvic floor physiotherapy generally does not hurt. However, some people may experience a bit of discomfort as the muscles are being strengthened. If this is the case, it is important to communicate with your therapist so they can adjust the treatment plan as needed. If you experience any sharp or prolonged pain during pelvic floor physiotherapy, please stop the activity and consult your physiotherapist.
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