WHAT IS A PELVIC HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPIST?
A Physiotherapist with extra training in all things about the pelvis. Helping the pelvic floor function and pelvic health for children, women and men across the lifespan.
When should I see a pelvic health physiotherapist?
- Kids experiencing, giggle incontinence, constipation, soiling or bed wetting
- Childbearing years for pregnancy and postnatal checks or concerns
- Returning or starting a suitable exercise program
- Breastfeeding difficulties; mastitis or damaged nipples
- Post-menopausal years, having or had gynaecological surgery
- Conservative prolapse management
- Pre or post prostate surgery
- Pelvic pain
- Sexual health or painful intercourse concerns
- Difficulty emptying your bladder
- Difficulty emptying your bowel
- Cheeky overactive bladder, visiting the toilet frequently, feeling urgent or busting
- Difficulty controlling wee
- Difficulty controlling wind or stools
What to expect when you see a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist?
- Listen to your concerns
- Discuss your bladder and bowel habits
- Assess you with options such as ultrasound or internal examinations
- We might request that you complete a bladder/bowel diary
Management and treatment may include:
- Education on healthy bowel and bladder habits
- Pelvic floor exercises – strengthening OR down training
- Implementing good toileting habits
- Advice on techniques and aids to minimise incontinent episodes
- Exercise advice and functional training
- Bladder training/calming for overactive bladders
- Prolapse management, pessary or further medical recommendations
- Holistic management tools to help manage pelvic pain
- Therapeutic ultrasound or laser treatment for mastitis/nipple damage
For more information or to book a pelvic health Physiotherapy appointment please contact us on 94486588