What we treat
Women’s Health Physiotherapists are highly skilled in the assessment and treatment of:
- Pelvic floor dysfunction – including stress and urge incontinence in both male and female clients. There is excellent evidence to support physiotherapy treatment to stop urinary leakage. Expert assessment and implementation of a conservative exercise programme may also reduce the need for more invasive and high risk surgical procedures
- Prolapse symptoms
- Post urinary or gynaecological surgery rehabilitation – including prostatectomy and hysterectomy
- Pelvic girdle pain – including instability associated with pregnancy
- Postpartum care – including mastitis; back pain; pelvic floor and lower abdominal retraining
- Sexual pain and dysfunction – including post-episiotomy scarring
Assessment and Treatment of Bladder Weakness – how can we help?
The Physiotherapist will take the client through an initial consultation to fully assess the relevant issues and formulate an appropriate treatment programme.
During this consultation, the Physiotherapist will provide education on the anatomy and function of the pelvic floor and abdominals and answer questions.
One or more of the following assessment tools may be used:
– Real Time Ultrasound biofeedback of pelvic floor and/or lower abdominal contraction
– Bladder chart/diary to record usual bladder habits
The aim of rehabilitation is to achieve normal function of pelvic floor muscles and reduce symptoms related to the problem
With good education, clients can become more independent and more confident with the treatment and management of their condition.
Emphasis is on progression of a suitable home exercise programme as treatment of chronic issues often requires persistence in exercise and management over some months.