How To Know If You Need Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

25 Apr 2022

Certain conditions can be uncomfortable to talk about, but this should not lead to them being neglected. Professionals dealing with these issues will soon put you at ease, so you can feel confident discussing your situation.

Certain conditions can be uncomfortable to talk about, but this should not lead to them being neglected. Professionals dealing with these issues will soon put you at ease, so you can feel confident discussing your situation.

Pelvic health physiotherapy aims to ensure the good health and correct functioning of the pelvic floor muscles. This can be achieved through a variety of exercises and education leading to lifestyle changes and hands-on treatments like manual therapy, electrotherapy and relaxation techniques that will be used to improve your health and well being.

As your pelvic floor muscles do not operate in isolation, your pelvic health physiotherapy professional will devise a programme that will focus on improving the health and strength of the entire area. The focus areas will include the pelvic floor, lower back, hips, abdominal area, sacroiliac joints, pubic symphysis, and the central nervous system.  

Conditions That Are Treatable With Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

If you are experiencing any of the conditions below, you may be a candidate for pelvic health physiotherapy. While these conditions are generally treatable with pelvic health physiotherapy, you should consult your medical practitioner or ask for an assessment by a pelvis health physiotherapist to establish the exact cause and nature of your problem.

  • A sudden and urgent need to urinate
  • Urinary or stress incontinence
  • Fecal or gas incontinence
  • Unexplained lower back pain
  • Pelvic pain, including nerve pain
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Constipation
  • Hesitation or retention when emptying bladder or bowels
  • Incomplete emptying of bladder or bowels
  • Muscle spasms in the pelvic area
  • A feeling of fullness, heaviness or discomfort in the vagina, rectum or pelvis

How To Know When To Seek Treatment

If you are regularly experiencing any of the abovementioned symptoms or if any of the following situations apply to you, then you should seek the advice of a pelvic health physiotherapy practitioner.

  • Postnatal and antenatal women, especially in the case of a difficult birth
  • Post-prostate surgery or concerns with erectile dysfunction
  • History of back pain that has been unresolved by regular physiotherapy
  • Post menopausal woman
  • Post gynaecological surgery
  • History of chronic respiratory conditions
  • Professional or high-performance athletes that participate in high impact sports

Contact Habit Health today to book your pelvic health physiotherapy assessment. Our skilled professionals will set you at ease and set about helping you resolve your pelvic health issues and get you started on a programme to get you back to living your best life.