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Pelvic Physiotherapy: What's Involved?

Pelvic Physiotherapy: What's Involved?

Pelvic Physiotherapy: What's Involved?

Pelvic Physiotherapy is targeted and assisted exercise that aims to improve the performance of your pelvic floor.

Childbirth, injuries you might have incurred, chronic constipation, and aging are some of the many contributing factors to pelvic floor dysfunction. This may result in a number of disorders that can be treated with pelvic physiotherapy. 

At NQ Physio Solutions in Townsville, our physiotherapists are experts in pelvic floor physiotherapy. We will work with you to measure and treat the functioning of your pelvic floor muscles concerned with your urinary, bowel, and sexual health.

We focus on advice, education, exercises, and manual therapy that is delivered with hands, rather than a device or a machine. With our pelvic floor physical therapy, we want to ensure you understand the nature of your injury so that you feel well informed about each step towards your recovery.

How Can a Physiotherapy Help with Pelvic Floor?

Pelvic physiotherapy is tailored to your pelvic floor. Physiotherapy sessions work to strengthen your core and improve the tone of relevant muscles that support healthy pelvic floor functioning.

Your treatment plan will depend on the nature of your symptoms and condition. For example, if we assess that your pelvic floor is weak, we’ll work to strengthen it. If it is tight, we’ll implement exercises and stretches to relax it. This will, in turn, improve the symptoms of your specific disorder. 

There are several therapies our physiotherapists will use to manage your pelvic condition:

  1. Education about your condition, providing you with self-management strategies and exercises.
  2. Manual pelvic physiotherapy offers a hands-on approach, employing various techniques to address pain and loss of pelvic function.
  3. Other tools such as, clinical pilates and hydrotherapy may be deemed helpful to improve your functioning, mobility, and strength. 

Our pelvic rehabilitation services are directed towards your: 

  • pelvic floor;
  • hips;
  • lumbar spine;
  • abdominal region;
  • sacroiliac joints;
  • pubic symphysis
  • central nervous system.

Each can contribute to pelvic pain and discomfort if they are failing to function optimally. 

When Should You Seek Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?  

At the first sign of pelvic pain or discomfort, it is likely time to get started on your pelvic floor physical therapy treatment. Men and women of all ages can benefit from pelvic physiotherapy so it is never too soon to start. Pelvic floor physiotherapy aims to intervene before corrective surgery is necessary.  

When your core and pelvic floor muscles are weakened and/or dysfunctional, you may experience symptoms such as:

  • prolapse;
  • urinary incontinence, urgency, and frequency;
  • constipation or painful bowel movements;
  • painful intercourse;
  • erectile dysfunction;
  • lower back pain;
  • hip pain;
  • pelvic pain;

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