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Pelvic Floor Weakness

As experts in women’s and pelvic health, we understand the importance of addressing pelvic floor weakness with compassion, knowledge, and evidence-based care. Let’s dive into what you need to know about your pelvic floor muscles, how they can become weakened, and how our physiotherapy services can guide you through effective pelvic floor rehabilitation.

 

Understanding Your Pelvic Floor:

 

Your pelvic floor muscles are a crucial part of your body, providing support to your pelvic organs, including the bladder, uterus, and rectum. They play a vital role in controlling bladder and bowel function, supporting sexual function, and maintaining core stability.

 

How Weakness Occurs:

 

Various factors can contribute to pelvic floor weakness, including pregnancy and childbirth, hormonal changes, aging, obesity, chronic constipation, and high-impact activities. These factors can lead to symptoms such as urinary incontinence, feacal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and sexual dysfunction.

 

How We Can Help:

 

At Darwin Health Group Physiotherapy, our approach to pelvic floor rehabilitation is holistic and tailored to your individual needs. Here’s how we can support you:

 

Comprehensive Assessment: We begin by conducting a thorough assessment of your pelvic floor function, including muscle strength, endurance, coordination, and sensation. This helps us understand your unique challenges and develop a personalised treatment plan.

 

Education and Lifestyle Modifications: We provide education on pelvic floor anatomy and function, as well as lifestyle modifications to optimise pelvic floor health. This may include dietary recommendations, bladder and bowel habits, and strategies for safe lifting and exercise.

 

Pelvic Floor Exercises: We guide you through specific pelvic floor exercises to strengthen and coordinate your pelvic floor muscles. These exercises may include pelvic floor contractions and relaxation techniques to improve muscle function and control.

 

Biofeedback and Electrical Stimulation: We utilise advanced techniques such as biofeedback and electrical stimulation to enhance pelvic floor muscle awareness and activation. These modalities provide real-time feedback and can accelerate your progress in pelvic floor rehabilitation.

Manual Therapy: Our skilled physiotherapists may also incorporate manual therapy techniques to address musculoskeletal issues contributing to pelvic floor dysfunction, such as trigger point release and joint mobilisation.

 

Progress Monitoring and Support: Throughout your pelvic floor rehabilitation journey, we monitor your progress closely and adjust your treatment plan as needed. We’re here to provide ongoing support, encouragement, and guidance every step of the way.

Conclusion:

 

At Darwin Health Group Physiotherapy, we’re committed to empowering women to take control of their pelvic floor health and live their lives to the fullest. With our comprehensive approach to pelvic floor rehabilitation, you can regain strength, confidence, and vitality. Schedule your appointment today and let’s embark on this transformative journey together!



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