Synonymous with pelvic floor physiotherapy, pelvic health physiotherapy is a special form of therapy available for those with pelvic floor dysfunction. Physiotherapists trained in this line of work have advanced skills in assessing and treating the internal and external pelvis. If you suspect you have pelvic floor dysfunction, please seek the help of a pelvic floor physiotherpist near you.
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy
Your Pelvic Floor
The pelvic floor is a vital group of muscles, connective tissue, nerves, and blood vessels that seal off the bottom of the pelvis. This hammock-like foundation supports your pelvic organs (the bladder, uterus, rectum, and small intestines) and aids to keep them in position.
Since women have an extra opening through which these organs can descend, a condition known as Pelvic Organ Prolapse, it is crucial to keep your pelvic floor muscles strong throughout life. See our free "How to Do Kegels" video.
Pelvic floor dysfunction results from any a disruption to the normal working mechanisms of the pelvic floor. This could be due to weakness in the pelvic floor which can lead to bladder leakage and prolapse. It could also be the result of tight pelvic floor muscles which could lead to painful intercourse and pelvic pain. Pelvic floor dysfunction can similarly be related to problems in timing and coordination of these muscles also.
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
The pelvic floor muscles are responsible for:
Holding up your pelvic organs
Keeping bladder and bowel contents inside of you
Resisting increases in intra-abdominal pressure
Stabilizing the spine by acting as an inner core muscle
Maintaining sexual health and pleasure
Circulating blood between the lower and upper body