Talking about Pelvic Health can be a little uncomfortable but knowing when to see a pelvic health physiotherapist can optimize your body’s function and well-being. Pelvic Health physiotherapy can help with a number of different situations or conditions including:
- prenatal preparation for delivery
- postpartum rehabilitation
- bladder incontinence (stress, urge, mixed)
- weak or hypertonic (tight) muscles
- nocturia (incontinence at night)
- dyspareunia (pain with intercourse)
- pelvic pain
- interstitial cystitis (painful bladder)
- pelvic organ prolapse
- pudendal nerve irritation
- sacroiliac joint irritation
- rectus diastasis
Your physiotherapist will provide detailed assessment, which may include and internal exam and/or ultrasound imaging; Explain to you their findings and work with you to develop a treatment program (manual therapy, education and exercise) that is specific to your needs. And remember you’re not alone, 42% of women have urine incontinence during pregnancy, 1 in 3 women have urinary incontinence and 1 in 10 has fecal incontinence after childbirth (Hay-Smith et al. 2008).
Call today to book an appointment with Karie Farrer or Mary Edgar.
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