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Pelvic Health

Pelvic Health

Pelvic health problems are very common, and they occur with men and women of all ages. The pelvic floor dysfunction can be caused by:

  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Being overweight
  • Gynecological surgery, e.g. after having a hysterectomy
  • Menopause
  • Chronic constipation
  • Chronic respiratory conditions
  • Medication
  • Smoking

With some of the symptoms being:

  • Urinary urgency and leakage
  • Bowel leakage or difficulty holding wind
  • Difficulty emptying your bladder or bowel
  • Pain related to sex
  • Pelvic pain in pregnancy and post delivery
  • Vaginal or pelvic bulge

The good news is that conservative treatment can help up to 80% of patients. Pelvic health physiotherapy is a field of physiotherapy which involves treating musculoskeletal conditions involving the pelvis and the pelvic floor to help improve your symptoms and mange you condition. Here is some further information as to how physiotherapy maybe helpful for you if you are suffering from any of these conditions and some information that maybe helpful: