Pelvic floor physiotherapy aims to rehabilitate the muscles and soft tissue lining your pelvis.
Strengthen the muscles
We guarantee you will receive the best quality of care
We can help you with:
- Pelvic pain
- Incontinence, urgency and frequency concerns
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Overactive bladder
- Preparing for pregnancy
What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?
Pelvic Floor physiotherapy aims to strengthen the muscles lining your pelvic floor. The pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles that attach to the front, back and sides of the pelvic bone and sacrum. They are like a hammock and they support the bladder, uterus, prostate and rectum. In women they also wrap around your urethra, rectum and vagina. The pelvic floor muscles support the pelvic organs, assist you with bowel and bladder control as well as contribute to sexual arousal and orgasm. Pelvic floor physiotherapy is beneficial to both males and females.
Pelvic Floor dysfunction can be caused by Hypotonicity, which is weak pelvic floor muscles or Hypertonicity, which is tight pelvic floor muscles.
Hypotonicity contributes to stress incontinence, urge incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Incontinence is NOT a normal part of aging.
Hypertonicity contributes to urinary and fecal urgancy, urge incontinence, chronic pelvic pain, dyspareunia (difficulty or pain during sexual intercourse), vaginismus (involuntary contraction of muscles in the vagina leading to painful or impossible sexual intercourse), vulvodynia (chronic pain or discomfort around the vulva), pudendal neuralgia (long-term pelvic pain that originates from damage or irritation of the pudendal nerve), and interstitial cystitis (pain and pressure in the bladder area).
It is also possible to have a combination of muscles that are too tense and too relaxed.
Our pelvic floor physiotherapist Subha Velusamy will diagnose any pelvic floor dysfunction by using internal and external manual techniques to evaluate the function of the pelvic floor muscles.
Men's Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
Pelvic floor physiotherapy is most often associated with pre and postnatal care for females but is also available at our clinic to help men with the following health concerns:
- Post-Prostatectomy Incontinence
- Pelvic Pain including Chronic Prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate gland), Testicular and Penile pain syndromes
- Frequent Urination at Night
- Tight Pelvic Floor
- Chronic Constipation
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