Sexual dysfunction refers to a range of disorders that may affect your ability to enjoy sexual activity. They may be caused by physical, psychological or drug-related factors. 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. Research shows that pelvic floor physiotherapy can help treat pelvic pain, urinary urgency and frequency, and post-coital problems. Female sexual dysfunction may include painful sex (dyspareunia), no sex drive (libido) or lack of orgasm/arousal. Men with sexual dysfunction may experience premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction (ED), ejaculatory pain (dysorgasmia), or long time to achieve erection. Also, strengthening the muscles around the pelvis will improve sensation during sex and arousal levels.
Acupuncture can also help improve blood circulation to your reproductive organs. Stress and anxiety issues contributing to infertility can also be reduced, aiding conception. Moreover, you will also prime your body for optimum health, thus preparing your body to carry a pregnancy to term.
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.
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.