Gynaecology and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Female pelvis anatomy. Reproduction system .

Specialist physiotherapy for assessment and treatment of symptoms involving the bladder, bowel, genital organs and pelvic floor.

If you answer “yes” to one or more of the following questions, you may benefit from this treatment:-

Bladder

  • Do you feel you go to the loo more often than you should or more than your friends?
  • Can you comfortably hold your urine once you feel the urge to go without rushing to the loo?
  • Do you ever not get there in time and have an accident?
  • Do you leak urine when you laugh, cough, sneeze, exercise, or even just rise from a chair?
  • Do you suffer from all the above to varying degrees?

Bowel

  • Do you suffer with constipation?
  • Is it painful to open your bowels?
  • Are you unable to open your bowels successfully without assisting yourself?
  • Are you often bloated?
  • Can you control your wind?
  • Do you feel you have to rush to the loo as soon as you feel the urge to open your bowels?
  • Do you ever not get there in time and have an accident?
  • Do you soil your underwear, knowingly or unknowingly?

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

  • Do you feel a bulging down below?
  • Can you feel a dragging sensation between the legs?
  • Does this get worse as the day progresses/with activity?

Sexual Dysfunction and Pelvic Pain

  • Do you find sexual intercourse painful/uncomfortable?
  • Do you have chronic pelvic pain?

If you have answered “yes” to one or more of the above take comfort from the fact you are not alone, up to 50% 0f women suffer from at least one form of pelvic floor dysfunction (Nygard 2012), but you do NOT need to suffer, help is at hand. For methods used to manage these problems please go to <physiotherapy for pelvic floor dysfunction> section