This is the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction in men and women. I treat women antenatal, post natal, perimenopausal or post menopausal. At all these stages of life the pelvic floor dysfunction can cause: incontinence, urgency, prolapse, pelvic pain, painful sex and a tummy gap (diastasis rectus abdominus). Men can also require Pelvic Physiotherapy as they may suffer from incontinence, overactive bladder, bowel dysfunction and pelvic pain. Physiotherapy treatment before and after prostatectomy surgery will help in the rehabilitation post surgery.
About Pelvic Health:
Lots of people do not know about pelvic floor physiotherapy or may be too embarrassed to talk about these problems. I will make you feel comfortable and at ease talking about your pubic pain or vaginal heaviness during or after pregnancy, urinary or faecal leakage, urinary or faecal urgency, pain with sex, constipation, or chronic / acute genital pain. All of these can be treated effectively with Pelvic Floor rehabilitation to get you back to being pain free and leak free.
I always provide a safe, comfortable, judgement-free space for you to freely express your concerns and seek the best care possible. I am confident we will reach all your needs and goals in a timely manner.
What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?
If you injure your back, you see a musculoskeletal physiotherapist who will work on stretching and strengthening those dysfunctional muscles and joints.
Similarly, if you have dysfunction in your pelvic floor muscles, a pelvic floor physiotherapist will assess whether these muscles are too weak, carry too much tension, or are simply not engaging at the right time.
Your pelvic floor is a group of muscles that sit at the bottom of your bony pelvis, extending from your tail bone at the back to your pubic bone at the front, and across from one sit bone to the other. These muscles must be able to contract to maintain continence, and to relax to allow for urination, bowel movements, and, in women, sexual intercourse.
In order to determine the strength and coordination of your pelvic floor muscles, an internal pelvic floor exam may be required to optimise assessment and aid treatment.
Conditions that I treat include:
Low back/hip/pubic bone/pelvic girdle pain and sacro-iliac pain during or after pregnancy or at any stage in life.
Urinary urgency and frequency
Pelvic organ prolapse
Dyspareunia (painful intercourse) that may occur before, during, or after sexual activity
C-section or perineal scar discomfort
Diastasis recti abdominis (Tummy gap)
Constipation or straining to empty
Chronic pelvic pain in men and women
Interstitial Cystitis (pain in the bladder and urethra)
Treatment may include:
Muscle re-education using different cues depending on which work best for you
Bladder and Bowel re-education
Fluid and Diet advice - with recommendations to local trusted Nutritionalist and Dietician for in-depth help if required
Overall core stabilization and activation with exercises and help from supportive belts if required short term
Behavioral modifications and deferrement techniques
Acupuncture for release work
Musculoskeletal disorders can affect almost any part of the body from the back and the neck to the limbs, hands and feet. Our bodies will often cause us pain or dysfunction at some point in our life. I have many years of experience and am here to treat these dysfunctions and make sure I get you back on track to reach all of your goals.
Please book at;
The Body Mechanics Clinic,
189 Sidney Road,
Walton on Thames,