Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Clinic
Muscular dysfunction of the pelvic area can affect men and women of all ages. Our Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapist provides a specialist service treating issues relating to obstetrics, gynaecology, urology, bladder, bowel and sexual health for men and women.
Pelvic girdle pain is a common problem during pregnancy and beyond. For many this is accepted as part of the process of having a baby, but if it is starting to interfere with your daily life then it is time to seek help! Following an assessment, treatment techniques, advice and self help strategies will be based around your individual requirements.
Continence, prolapse and pelvic pain
Issues such as incontinence (bladder and bowel), prolapse and pelvic pain (related to intercourse or not) can often be helped by physiotherapy. Many of these problems are not just restricted to women! Men too can suffer from muscular dysfunction which can contribute to constipation, incontinence and pain. Urinary incontinence can be a side effect of prostate surgery and improving pelvic floor function has been shown to help this.
Your treatment with us will include an in depth assessment, some charts to fill and if appropriate an internal examination. This is nothing to worry about and helps your Physiotherapist formulate an appropriate treatment plan and goals in consultation with you. Pelvic floor exercises are not physically demanding but it is vital to be using the correct technique!
We suggest that if you are having any bowel related problems that you speak to your doctor first to rule out any serious underlying pathology. Don't be embarrassed about this, usually a few simple tests will put your mind at ease.