Exercise is vital for all women across their life-span due to its many health benefits. The World Health Organisation has recommended guidelines promoting physical activity in adults, however care needs to be taken before commencing exercise, especially when you are pregnant, recovering from childbirth or if you have pelvic floor dysfunction.
What is pelvic floor dysfunction?
Our pelvic floor is made up of a group of muscles that work to support our pelvic organs (bladder, uterus and bowel). Pelvic floor dysfunction can happen when the pelvic floor muscles are not working properly. Symptoms can includes:
- urinary and/or faecal incontinence
- difficulty emptying the bladder or bowel
- pelvic organ prolapse
- general weakness / laxity of pelvic floor
- sexual dysfunction
- pelvic pain
How do I get help?
If you have a pelvic health concern, it is vital that you have a Women’s health physiotherapy assessment. A trained physiotherapist in pelvic health will assess your specific pelvic concerns, and then work with you to structure an individualised pelvic health treatment plan to you get on track to achieve your goals!
What can we help with?
Physiotherapists with a special interest in pelvic health can:
- help you understand ‘what’ and ’ how’ to use your pelvic floor muscles
- teach you strategies to help control bladder and bowel function
- provide useful lifestyle education and modifications
- formulate a safe exercise/rehabilitation plan suited to your needs and goals
- provide screening and rehabilitation for returning to activity/running/sport
- provide pain relieving techniques
So why not book an appointment with Kathryn or Jasmin (our physiotherapists with special interest in Women’s health) for a pelvic health assessment and join our FIT WOMEN group classes at Kidman Park now.