- Do you leak when you cough/sneeze/laugh?
- Do you avoid exercise due to fear of having an accident?
- Do you empty your bladder more than 6-8 times a day?
- Are you woken by your bladder more than once a night?
- Do you have to rush to the toilet for your bladder/bowels with little warning that you need to go?
- Do you strain to empty your bowels?
- Do you experience a dragging feeling down below or feel like something is ‘coming down’?
- Do you experience lack of sensation/discomfort during sexual intercourse?
You need some specalist women’s health physiotherapy!
You may be:
- a new mum,
- recovering from surgery (eg. hysterectomy or prolapse repair)
- or experiencing bladder, bowel or prolapse problems
- or sexual dysfunction.
These are sensitive situations that can be embarrassing and stressful but you will be treated in a relaxed and confidential environment that will allow you to discuss your worries and get the best treatment.
Conditions Treated By Women’s Health Physiotherapy
- Low back pain
- Pelvic Girdle Pain(PGP)/Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD)
- Thoracic/rib pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (tingling/swollen hands)
- Coccyx pain
- Bladder/bowel incontinence
- Weak pelvic floor muscles
- Separation of abdominal muscles/weak abdominals following delivery
- Pain from Caesarian section scar
- Sexual discomfort/loss of sensation
Read more about the treatments we can offer for post-natal or pregnancy pain and other issues here
- Stress urinary incontinence (leaking on cough, sneeze, laughing, exercise
- Urinary urgency ( a sudden urge to pass urine and maybe leaking on the way to the toilet)
- Frequency of passing urine ( more than 6-8 times per day)
- Faecal incontinence (leaking liquid or solid stool from the bowel)
- Faecal urgency (a sudden urge to pass a bowel movement )
- Difficulty controlling wind
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse (including womb, bladder & bowel )
- Sexual dysfunction (including pain on sexual intercourse, lack of sensation and vulval pain)
- Weak pelvic floor muscles following childbirth
- Pelvic floor rehabilitation following surgery (hysterectomy and prolapse repairs)
Read more about the treatments we can offer for incontinence issues here