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. Weak or overactive pelvic floor muscles are often part of the reason for prolapse, so strengthening these muscles is key to preventing further prolapse. Pelvic floor physiotherapy uses techniques to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. Pelvic floor muscle training can also improve symptoms related to prolapse.
Physiotherapy plays a key role in chronic pain management by using exercise, manual therapy, pain education and self-management, and assistive devices. Physiotherapists work to improve physical function, reduce pain, and enhance the quality of life through these evidence-based interventions.
The role of physiotherapy in stroke recovery is to help individuals regain physical function and independence. Physiotherapy focuses on improving mobility, balance, coordination, strength, and overall physical ability, such as arm and leg movement, dexterity, walking, gait, balance and coordination, muscle strength, and endurance. A physiotherapist will create a personalized rehabilitation plan and regularly review it as needed based on the individual’s specific needs and goals.
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.
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.
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.
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.