Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy
Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy is a highly specialised area of physiotherapy. It covers a wide range of disorders including;
- Bladder and/or Bowel dysfunction
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Pregnancy related musculoskeletal dysfunction, exercise advice and programming
- Post-natal related musculoskeletal dysfunction, abdominal separation, breast feeding issues including engorgement/mastitis and advice with returning to exercise post-natal
- Pelvic pain
- Coccygeal pain
- Dysparaenia (pain with intercourse)
- Erectile dysfunction
- Musculoskeletal and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction following breast or gynaecological cancer treatment, prostate or abdominal surgery
- Specific exercise programming at all stages of life including programming for pregnancy, post-pregnancy, menopause, osteoporosis/osteopoenia and weight loss.
Pelvic Floor Muscle Re-training
Women and men of all ages need to have a strong pelvic floor muscles. It is important to learn where the pelvic floor muscles are, why they are important, and how to contract and relax them correctly.
Weak pelvic floor muscles can lead to incontinence and dysfunction. Tight pelvic floor musculature can cause pain and dysfunction. A Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist is trained to be able to assess the pelvic floor muscles, identify lifestyle factors that may be influencing the way the pelvic floor muscles are functioning and provide specific pelvic floor muscle retraining and education to achieve individual patient’s goals of rehabilitation.
Contact Karrinyup Physiotherapy Centre and ask to see one of our Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapists on (08) 9245 1011.