If you answered 'Yes' to any of these, your pelvic floor may need some attention!
Did you know that up to 1 in 3 women have bladder control or pelvic floor issues? With up to 65% of women complaining of incontinence during pregnancy, pelvic floor dysfunction is one of the most common conditions affecting women, yet it is something we rarely seek help for.
Many women think pelvic floor issues are only things that affect out mothers. WRONG! Whilst having had a baby increases the risk of pelvic floor problems, other more common risk factors include:
The pelvic floor, like any other muscle in the body, can either be over stretched, weakened or too tight to perform properly. Weak pelvic floors can lead to loss of bladder/bowel control and prolapse (a sense 'heaviness' or bulging), whilst tight or overactive pelvic floors lead to pelvic pain and painful sex.
Most people don't realise this is something that we as physios are able to treat. Our women’s health physiotherapists are specifically trained in the assessment and treatment of pelvis floor issues, so can help you take control of your body again so you don’t need to keep ignoring this embarrassing problem!
We are able to assess, treat and provide ongoing management of the following conditions:
Don't ignore any of these problems any more! Book an appointment now to get a thorough assessment of your issues and a recovery plan to get you back on track!