Your Women’s Pelvic and Abdominal Health practitioner will conduct a full pelvic health examination, assess your symptoms, and ongoing concerns and discuss your medical history. Based on this initial consultation, your practitioner will work with you to create a bespoke treatment plan.
Physiotherapy is required as part of treatment to facilitate trigger point release, restore ‘normal’ biomechanics and decrease muscle tension in the pelvic area. Other parts of treatment can include relaxation therapy, psychological input, diet and lifestyle changes and pharmacological modalities. With a multi-faceted approach to treatment, the prognosis for the condition is good.
What to expect from your initial consultation;
- Full history from you regarding your journey to date, including symptoms, surgeries, challenges, concerns, and changes in mood/energy.
- Observation of functional movement, squat, lift, push, pull.
- Internal and external examination of the pelvic floor, abdomen, muscles, bladder, bowel and sexual health
Examples of conditions we can assess and treat;
- Urinary Incontinence
- Faecal Incontinence
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Pudendal Neuralgia
- Lack of bladder or bowel control
- Pelvic Pain
- Overactive or underactive bladder
- Problems with bladder emptying
- Painful intercourse
- Rectal pain