Treatment is available for all aspects of the pelvis – internal and external – and includes (but is not limited to):
- Pelvic Girdle Pain (sports injuries, pregnancy related, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, pubic symphysis dysfunction, osteitis pubis, stress fractures etc)
- Continence Issues (urinary, faecal, flatus)
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse (including the fitting of pessaries)
- Bladder Dysfunction (overactive bladder, urinary urgency, urinary frequency, urinary hesitation)
- Other Pelvic Pain (bladder pain, cystitis, vaginissmus, vulvodynia, proctalgia etc)
- Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction (post-episiotomy or tear, weakness, high tone etc)
- Hip, Groin and Back pain (including non-resolving pain that has only been treated externally)
- Pregnancy related issues (pelvic and hip pain, abdominal separation, postural discomfort)
- Post-natal check up/rehabilitation
- Adominal Separation
- Return to Sport Programmes
- Core Stability retraining and integration into function
- Pre-/Post-Urological/Gynaecological Surgery (including prostatectomy)
- Constipation / Bowel Management Programme
- General Pelvic Health Check Up (male or female)
- Return to Running Programmes (for incontinence/prolapse as well as for “normal” injury recovery)
Our Physiotherapists work closely with many Specialists, Therapists and Trainers including: Gp’s, Sports Physicians, Gynaecologists, Urologists, Gastroenterologists, Colorectal Surgeons, Obstetricians, Nutritionists, Naturopaths, Massage Therapists, Exercise Physiologists, Personal Trainers, Yoga & Pilates Instructors.Learn More About Beaches Pelvic Physio
5 Reasons you may need to see a women’s health physio:
- You’ve recently had a baby
The childbearing year is a vulnerable time for your pelvic floor. Embarking on exercise which is too vigorous for your pelvic floor can unmask some of the symptoms below. Everyone is different which is why an individual assessment can guide your safe return to exercise. We can also assess any abdominal separation and advise on suitable exercises.
- Leakage of urine (or flatus or faeces) with cough, sneeze or exercise
While this symptom is common, affecting up to 1 in 3 women who have ever had a baby regardless of delivery mode, it is never normal. A women’s health physio can assess your muscles and assist you to do pelvic floor exercises correctly.
- Urinary Urgency +/- leakage
Sudden, extremely strong urge to empty the bladder which may result in leakage on the way to the bathroom. There can be many contributing factors to this problem – a women’s health physio can help solve the puzzle. Drinking less water and emptying the bladder prior to a gym class is NOT the answer.
Descent of one or more of the pelvic organs (bladder, uterus, rectum) into the vaginal space which is felt as lump, bulge or heaviness. Can be exacerbated by exercise or at the end of a day being on your feet. There is good evidence that pelvic floor exercises, sometimes with other strategies, can reduce the symptoms of prolapse.
Pain in the vaginal area, aggravated by intercourse, tampon use or certain exercises, can be a sign that the pelvic floor is working too hard (yes, that is possible). A woman’s health physio can help you learn to relax the pelvic floor as well as other strategies to alleviate the pain.