PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIOTHERAPY

pelvic-floor

Pelvic floor physiotherapy is a specialised field of physiotherapy which focuses on pelvic floor related disorders. At Recharge Physiotherapy we offer discrete treatment in a comfortable and friendly environment.

Incontinence is a term that describes any accidental or involuntary loss of urine, bowel motion or wind. With 1 in 2 women living with bladder control problems, it is imperative that all women build life long habits to exercise and regain control of the pelvic floor muscles. Incontinence can be treated and in many cases, it can also be cured.

Pelvic floor Physiotherapy is highly effective for:

  • Bladder/ bowel control
  • Stress and urge incontinence
  • Prolapse
  • Overactive bladder symptoms
  • Vaginal, vulvar pain/vulvodynia
  • Sexual pain
  • Defecation difficulties/ constipation
  • Incontinence following prostate surgery
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Chronic pelvic pain

If you are not sure if we can help, try the questionnaire below:

Bladder and bowel questionnaire

  • Do you sometimes feel you have not completely emptied your bladder?
  • Do you have to rush to use the toilet?
  • Are you frequently nervous because you think you might lose control of your bladder or bowel?
  • Do you wake up twice or more during the night to go to the toilet?
  • Do you sometimes leak before you get to the toilet?
  • Do you sometimes leak when you lift something heavy?
  • Do you sometimes leak when you exercise or play sport?
  • Do you sometimes leak when you change from a seated or lying position to a standing position?
  • Do you strain to empty to bowel?
  • Do you sometimes soil your underwear?
  • Do you plan your daily routine around where the nearest toilet is?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions you may have a bladder or bowel control problem and can benefit from a pelvic floor assessment.

At Recharge Physiotherapy, our pelvic floor assessment is detailed assessment involving an internal examination. This is the most reliable way assess the strength, endurance and condition of the pelvic floor muscles. You will be provided with a tailored pelvic floor exercise program, thorough education of your diagnosis and effective management strategies.

If you are uncomfortable with an internal examination, there are other methods to assess and reeducate the pelvic floor muscles but reliability may be compromised. You can book your pelvic floor assessment online and if you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call on (03) 8802 8321.