The Sports & Spinal Women’s Health team are experts in all things pelvic health. Whether you are post-partum, or pre-natal, or are needing help with your general pelvic health, our team can assist you. The team has outlined their Top 5x facts about Female Health 👇

1. Early intervention and management of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) can improve the quality of life

Physios can help in the management of POP by:

  • Educating lifestyle modifications to reduce symptoms
  • Teaching individualised pelvic floor muscle training
  • Fitting vaginal pessaries to support the prolapse
  • Providing prolapse-friendly exercises and activities
  • Discussing medical options such as local oestrogen or surgical outcome rates.

2. First-line interventions can enhance the management of urinary incontinence (UI) symptoms

Interventions in UI management can include:

  • A thorough assessment to determine the cause of UI
  • Individualised pelvic floor muscle training
  • Continence pessaries
  • Bladder retraining
  • Education and lifestyle advice.

3. A targeted approach is essential in the management of faecal incontinence (FI)

Management of FI can involve:

  • Education regarding stool type modification
  • Retraining the pelvic floor muscles
  • Coordination of muscles to relax during defecation
  • Correct toileting postures and assessment of possible prolapse
  • Referrals to specialist health professionals.

4. Identifying biopsychosocial factors can improve the management of pelvic pain

  • Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction can be addressed by:
  • Improving motor control with pelvic floor relaxation and biofeedback training
  • Manual therapy to improve range of motion and distensibility
  • Pain education
  • Paced and gradual return to exercise
  • Improved bladder and bowel functioning.

Physios play a vital role in after-birth and surgery recovery

Pelvic floor recovery can be enhanced through:

  • Pelvic floor muscle training in postpartum women
  • Screening tools and up-to-date advice and education
  • Pelvic floor physiotherapy before and after gynecological surgery

If you need help with your Pelvic Health get in touch with our Women’s Health team today.