Physiotherapy for the Pelvic Floor

You may need to see a physiotherapist for pelvic organ prolapse management, incontinence, sexual pain, pelvic surgery preparation or rehabilitation, a pelvic floor check up prior to returning to exercise, for advice managing menopause and bone health, or for coccyx (tailbone) pain.

Many pelvic health issues are related to the function of the pelvic floor and the effect this has on the pelvic organs. Pelvic floor dysfunction symptoms may include:

  • Pelvic pressure or fullness
  • Frequent or painful urination
  • Leaking urine (stress or urge urinary incontinence)
  • Lower back pain
  • Constipation/defecation difficulties or leakage of faeces/wind
  • Difficulty completely emptying the bladder or bowel
  • Pain with sex
  • Pain in the pelvic region or the genitals
  • Pelvic floor muscle spasms (including around the back passage)

Pelvic Floor Assessment and Exercise Programs

Your physio will only assess your pelvic floor in a way you feel comfortable with. The assessment helps your physiotherapist diagnose and then treat your pelvic floor issue, usually via education a...

Physiotherapy and Prostate Surgery

It is advised that men undergoing a radical prostatectomy should see a physiotherapist at least 6-8 weeks prior to surgery and again afterwards to learn about their pelvic floor and get it working ...

Physiotherapy for Prolapse

Prolapse happens when ligament and connective tissues (or ‘fascia’) stretch and no longer support the pelvic organs well. In combination with a weak pelvic floor, the pelvic organs may bulge into t...

Physiotherapy for Bladder and Bowel Issues

Bladder or bowel incontinence means a problem holding your urine or stool, an accidental leakage. Some conditions like dementia can cause bladder and bowel problems due to forgetting where the toil...

Mastitis

What causes mastitis? Usually a blocked duct or incomplete emptying of milk from the breast will cause mastitis. This can be due to poor attachment to the breast by the infant, ill-fitting/tight b...

Postnatal Checks (Including Abdominal Muscles and Pelvic Floor Exercises)

In particular abdominal separation (diastasis recti) and pelvic floor issues may need to be assessed and exercise programs undertaken to recondition these muscles. Postpartum pelvic floor issues ...

Pregnancy Related Pain

This is often due to physical changes associated with a growing baby, changing centre of gravity, hormonal changes, in particular late in pregnancy readying the body for birth. Pelvic girdle pain ...

Painful Sex

Pain with intercourse can affect women of all ages but young women are most likely to have symptoms. Post menopausal women can have pain due to tissue changes, increased dryness and narrowing of th...

Children’s Continence Issues

How common is incontinence in children? It is normal for children younger than 3 to not have complete control over their bladder. Most children can control their bladder and bowel by 4 years of ag...

Physiotherapy for Chronic Pelvic Pain

Chronic pelvic pain can be caused by a number of pelvic and abdominal issues. It becomes chronic when the pain persists for at least 3-6 months. It is estimated to affect 15-25% of women and 10% of...

Dietitian and Nutritionist

An Accredited Practising Dietitian can help with a wide variety of conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Dietary intolerance management, IBS, IBD
  • Constipation / Loose stools
  • Disordered eating/poor relationship with food
  • Cardiac health, high cholesterol
  • Malnutrition, unintentional weightloss
  • Health at Every Size/Weight Neutral approach, mindful and intuitive eating
  • Fuelling your body properly for performance
  • Correcting nutritional deficiencies (e.g. low iron)
  • Help you navigate the intensely overwhelming world that is nutrition advice, without selling you pointless products!

Physiotherapy for the Pelvic Floor

Whether your issue is pain, leakage, weakness or tightness, we can provide you the tools to manage your condition. Located in Ulverstone and Wynyard, servicing Burnie to Devonport and the North West Coast of Tasmania.

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