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Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy for Endometriosis

While there is currently no cure for endometriosis, there are a few things you can do to help manage your symptoms and improve you are quality of life. Proper diagnosis is the first step, this may result in surgery to remove any endometrial cells. Apart from surgery, you can try to change your diet, get regular acupuncture and use other pain-relieving treatments. But did you know that physiotherapy can help with endometriosis related pain and discomfort? Here are 5 ways it may help: • Due to the pain of endometriosis, many sufferers end up bed or couch bound for a period of time each month. This leads to tight muscles in the...

What is involved in a pelvic floor consultation?

A Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy session will include two parts: Consultation and examination Treatment Consultation and examination During the consultation and assessment, Bella will take a thorough case history to help determine the presenting issue, associated pain and possible causes. She will also discuss past medical history including any previous tests and treatments. Bella will then conduct an examination. This may include an external and internal examination. This is to what system of the body is contributing to your pelvic floor issues. Isabella will talk you through each stage of the examination to ensure you feel comfortable. Treatment Once Bella has a good understanding of your condition from your consultation and examination, she will devise...

What is the pelvic floor?

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that attach to the bones of the pelvis and act like a sling for the organs in the pelvis. The muscles also wrap around the urethra, rectum and vagina. The muscles of the pelvic floor need to be able to contract and relax appropriately in order to prevent incontinence, allow for ease of going to the toilet, allow sexual penetration and support the lower back. The pelvic floor can be underactive or overactive. This means that both can cause issues. An underactive pelvic floor can be caused by a number of things. Some of the more common causes are childbirth, age, persistent...