In this blog post, we'll delve into the fascinating world of the pelvic floor, exploring what it is, its significance, potential issues, signs and symptoms of a dysfunctional pelvic floor and the available treatment and management options.
We'll also highlight the essential role of women's health physiotherapists and introduce you to our cutting-edge Neotonus Chair and Fotona Laser Machine. Let's empower you with knowledge to take control of your pelvic health.
What is the Pelvic Floor?
The pelvic floor is a crucial network of muscles, ligaments, and tissues that forms a hammock-like structure at the base of the pelvis. These muscles support your pelvic organs, including the bladder, uterus, and rectum. Think of it as the foundation of your core, playing a pivotal role in maintaining proper functioning of your body.
Why Your Pelvic Floor Matters
Your pelvic floor is involved in various vital functions, such as controlling bowel and bladder movements, supporting your abdominal organs, and contributing to sexual satisfaction. Maintaining a strong and healthy pelvic floor is essential for overall well-being and quality of life.
Common Pelvic Floor Issues
Incontinence: Involuntary urine or faecal leakage can be a challenging issue, affecting many women. Stress incontinence, urge incontinence, and mixed incontinence are common types, but they are manageable and treatable.
Prolapse: Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when one or more of the pelvic organs descend into the vaginal space, causing discomfort and potential complications.
Pelvic Pain: Chronic pelvic pain can be debilitating and may have various causes, including muscle tension, nerve issues, or other underlying conditions.
Dyspareunia: Painful intercourse can be linked to pelvic floor problems, affecting your sexual well-being.
Signs and Symptoms
Recognising the signs of pelvic floor issues is the first step toward effective management. Look out for:
Frequent leaks when you cough, sneeze, or exercise
A sensation of heaviness or discomfort in your pelvis
Bowel or bladder control problems
Unexplained pain or discomfort in the pelvic area
Pain during sexual intercourse
Treatment and Management
Kegel Exercises: These targeted exercises strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, enhancing control and reducing incontinence. The women's health physiotherapist can guide you through the right techniques.
Core Exercises: A strong core is essential for pelvic floor support. The physiotherapist can create a customised core exercise regimen to help you regain strength.
Neotonus Chair: Experience a non-invasive, pain-free solution to strengthen your pelvic floor. The Neotonus Chair uses electromagnetic stimulation to improve muscle tone.
Fotona Laser Machine: Our cutting-edge laser technology can address various gynaecological concerns, promoting tissue healing and collagen production. This is performed by the highly skilled and experienced Gynaecologist.
Women's Health Physiotherapy: The highly skilled physiotherapist specialises in pelvic floor rehabilitation. She can design personalised exercise programs, offer hands-on therapy, and address pelvic pain, dyspareunia, and other issues effectively.
Take Control of Your Health
Don't let pelvic floor issues hold you back. At Women’s Health Plus, we are here to support and empower you on your journey to optimal health. The team of experts, including a Gynaecologist, Women's Health GP’s, and Women's Health Physiotherapist, provide personalised care and are committed to providing you with the best women's health care.
Take control of your pelvic health and book your appointment today with the Women's Health GP or Women's Health Physiotherapist online or by calling us on 7225 4335. Your well-being is our priority!