What is Pelvic Physiotherapy?

Pelvic health encompasses a wide range of symptoms ranging from pain, bowel and/or bladder disorders, sexual pain or dysfunction, vaginismus, endometriosis, pelvic organ prolapse, C-Section and/or pelvic surgery recovery, ante-and post-natal care, and many other concerns. The pelvis plays a vital role in postural management, as well as facilitating our daily ablutions, not to mention supporting babies during gestation. Stress, pregnancy, menopause, aging, and injury can all cause changes to, and contribute to, pelvic disorders, and it is the role of a pelvic health therapist to assess the pelvic floor, and come up with a solution to rehabilitate and remedy the issue.

What happens in my appointment?

Just like any other physiotherapy appointment, you will have time to discuss your issues with the physiotherapist in private. Once they have a good idea of the problem, collaboratively you can come up with a personalised plan that works for you, including an assessment of the pelvic floor, and subsequent tailored treatment. Treatments can vary for different issues, and there are an amazing number of technological devices that can be helpful to understand how your pelvic floor is working, and to give you feedback on your hard work!

How can I get an appointment? 

Just make an appointment with one of our Pelvic physiotherapists Faye or Stephanie either online or call our team and they will book you in, it can be as simple as that.

Real Time Ultrasound

We have Real Time Ultrasound for pelvic floor and abdominal wall assessment for those who may not be comfortable or appropriate for other types of pelvic floor assessment.

Pelvic floor related concerns

Incontinence of bladder & leaking
Incontinence of bowels
Urinary Urgency
Urinary frequency
Stress urinary incontinence (involuntary leakage with movement/effort such as cough, sneeze, run)
Pelvic organ Prolapse
Pelvic pain
Painful sex
Perineal tears