20 Jul INCONTINENCE & PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIOTHERAPY
The stats about incontinence make us pretty sad: approximately 3.4 million women are living in the Australian community with incontinence, and one in every three women who has ever had a baby will suffer from incontinence (wet themselves).
And the worst thing is, so many of them will suffer in silence, and don’t feel able to do anything about it. Incontinence can lead to embarrassment, avoidance of activities and poor quality of life. The good news is that there is help available!
We cover a range of pelvic floor concerns for women of all ages including:
- Any form of involuntary bladder or bowel leakage no matter how small.
- Having to rush to get to the toilet in time.
- Constipation or difficulty opening your bowels.
- Any feelings of dragging or heaviness sensations in the pelvis, or a noticed bulge in the vagina (prolapse).
- Pelvic floor muscles strengthening in preparation and for recovery from gynaecological surgery
Physiotherapy intervention is the best first step for the treatment of incontinence.
The pelvic floor muscles need to be properly assessed by a professional with specific training in pelvic floor assessment in order to ensure you are doing the exercises correctly. A large percentage of people do not, and if pelvic floor exercises are done incorrectly, incontinence can even be made worse. Pelvic floor physiotherapy is a specialised area of physiotherapy which requires further post graduate training to be able to conduct assessments and treatment.
Our service provides the latest technology and equipment for your pelvic floor assessment. We use real time ultrasound and pressure biofeedback to give you an accurate assessment and treatment for your pelvic floor muscles.
Talk to us today for an assessment and friendly, confidential treatment.
You do not need a referral to come to us, but you can bring a Doctor’s referral if you have one.