Women's Health

Women go through many cycles of life centered around the pelvis, including menstruation, pregnancy/child birth and menopause. Therefore, it is no surprise that they are more predisposed to pelvic dysfunction. Specialised physiotherapy is becoming more established in the literature as a first-line of defense against incontinence and pelvic pain. 

 

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction can be caused by:

  • Low Tone in the pelvic floor muscles i.e. hypotonicity which can contribute to stress incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse

  • High tone in he pelvic floor muscles i.e. hypertonicity which can contribute to urgency, urge incontinence, interstitial cystitis, dyspareunia, vaginismus, chronic pelvic pain, vulvodynia, pudendal neuralgia.

Kegels, or pelvic floor contractions, are not always indicated for pelvic floor dysfunction and can often do more harm than good. In many cases kegels are taught via a pamphlet and are not performed correctly. Pelvic floor muscles must be assessed via a vaginal and/or rectal exam in order to determine the type of dysfunction occurring. Only then can the appropriate treatment plan be designed. 

List of Conditions Treated/Managed in Clinic

  • Fecal Incontinence (including post episiotomy/injury to anal sphincter)

  • Clitoral Phimosis

  • Diastasis Recti

  • Dysmenorrhoea (Primary)

  • Dyspareunia

  • Endometriosis

  • Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (including post surgical)

  • Pelvic Girdle Pain (including Coccydynia,  Sacroiliac Joint and Pubic Symphysis pain)

  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse

  • Post Partum Perineal Pain

  • Pudendal Neuralgia

  • Scar Management Post C-Section/ Episiotomy/Abdominal Surgery

  • Urinary Incontinence

  • Vaginismus

  • Vestibulodynia

  • Vulvodynia