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Women's Health - The Pelvic Floor

Fixing Below the Belt

Physiotherapy, combined with medical management is beneficial in treating:

  1. Incontinence
  2. Prolapse
  3. Chronic Pelvic Pain
  4. Low Back Pain
  5. Pregnancy- Related Pain

Physiotherapy Treatment

A Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist will:

  • Work as a team with other health practitioners
  • Assess symptoms via thorough specific questioning
  • Assess all aspects of PF muscle function per vaginum
  • Assess posture and lumbopelvic muscle function
  • Establish a clinical diagnosis
  • Educate and explain using models and illustrations
  • Set individual treatment goals in collaboration with the patient
  • Initiate use of appropriate, reliable and valid outcome measurement tools
  • Provide effective treatment based on individual assessment findings, with progression on exercises likely to resolve the symptoms without surgery or medications
  • Continue treatment with supervision, motivation, feedback (verbal and/or EMG biofeedback) and adherence strategies
  • Provide successful treatment to women of any age

  • Regularly communicate with the referring GP or specialist regarding assessment findings, progress and outcomes.

What are the symptoms?

Bladder Symptoms include:

  • Leak urine with coughs, sneezes, exercise or on the way to the toilet
  • Pass urine frequently
  • Rush to the toilet - urgency
  • Get up twice or more at night to pass urine
  • Wet the bed when asleep
  • Feel their bladder is not completely empty
  • Poor urine flow
  • Strain to get bladder to empty
  • Frequent urinary tract infections

Bowel Symptoms Include:

  • Leakage from the bowel with the urge to open their bowels
  • Urgency with the urge to open their bowels
  • Leakage from the bowel on passing wind
  • Unable to control wind
  • Straining to empty their bowels 

At Sydney Sports and Orthopaedic Physiotherapy our highly qualified physiotherapists specialise in the assessment, treatment and prevention of neuromusculoskeletal injuries.

Contact us today - 9252 5770

This handout was prepared by Sydney Sports and Orthopaedic Physiotherapy and is intended as a general information service. Please note that the information provided is not intended as a substitute for advice from a registered physician or healthcare professional. If symptoms persist, please consult your doctor.


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