Weak pelvic floor muscles can lead to pelvic organ prolapse, lower back pain or incontinence, so if you’re experiencing any of these issues it might be time to make an appointment with a pelvic floor physio Brisbane.
At North West Physio, a number of our therapists have specialised training in women’s health and will be able to offer tailored guidance so you can strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.
In this blog we explore:
- Common pelvic floor issues
- Specialties of a pelvic floor physio
- Pelvic floor exercises you can do anywhere, anytime
- Why you need a customised pelvic floor exercise program
If you’d like to book an appointment with an experienced women’s health physio after reading this, contact the team at North West Physio or book an appointment at our either our Eatons Hill or Everton Park clinic.
Common Issues Women Experience with their Pelvic Floor
While most women are aware of the need to train their pelvic floor muscles, many struggle to prioritise it.
Below are the common – and we’d argue, very compelling – issues you’ll potentially face if your pelvic floor isn’t strong or healthy:
- Pre- or post-natal dysfunction and pain,
- Urinary or faecal incontinence,
- Pain on intercourse, or
- Pelvic organ prolapse
What Does a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist Do?
One of the specialities of a women’s health physiotherapist is addressing any pelvic floor concerns.
Here at North West Physio we do a comprehensive assessment to learn about your detailed medical history and the history of the presenting problem.
Occasionally, a physical exam may be completed if it’s needed to help with diagnosis and treatment.
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Exercises
Pelvic floor exercises can be commenced at any age and it is never too late to start!
Our therapists can provide specific exercises following an examination or initial consultation. That way the exercises can be tailored to your individual needs for strengthening or relaxation.
These exercises can usually be commenced right away. They can then be progressed or modified at subsequent reviews as required.
Customised Pelvic Floor Exercises
Many things can affect the ability to carry out pelvic floor exercises, including pregnancies and baby weights, exercise history, and pain. So, it’s important to tailor exercises to each woman and their individual needs.
With so many things to consider, there isn’t one particular exercise that is always good or always bad – what works for one woman will not necessarily work for another.
Looking for a Pelvic Floor Physio Brisbane?
At North West Physio our women’s health professionals at Eatons Hill and Everton Park can assess and address issues with your pelvic floor muscles.
For an individualised treatment plan, make a booking at one of our Brisbane clinics today!
North West Physiotherapy is your one-stop pain relief and healthy living practice in Brisbane. With six clinics across North Brisbane; Everton Park, Keperra, Eatons Hill, Nundah, Lutchwyche and Newmarket, our aim is to provide holistic healthcare solution to suit your specific lifestyle.
Our services include Physiotherapy, Sports Physio, Hydrotherapy, Pilates, Podiatry, Dry Needling, Massage, Womens Health, and Seniors Strength and Balance Classes. Please note that services vary across our clinics.
Contact your local clinic to book an appointment.