The goal of pelvic floor physiotherapy is to assist clients with pelvic floor dysfunction or conditions that arise in the area of the pelvis. This may include such issues as incontinence, constipation, pelvic pain, prolapse, diastasis, csection/perineal scar rehabilitation, low back pain and bladder urgency. Preparing the pelvic floor and pelvis for birth is another common reason for pelvic floor physiotherapy.
What is a pelvic floor physiotherapist?
Registered Physiotherapists that have specialized training in order to assess internal pelvic floor muscles either vaginally or rectally. Assessing the pelvic floor muscles can play a really important role in understanding the root problem and provide you with the most effective treatment plan.
What is the Pelvic Floor?
The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that attach to bones at the bottom of the pelvis. The run from the pubic bone at the front to the tailbone at the back and attach on either side to your sitz bones. They perform 5 important functions in our body:
1. Maintaining continence
2. Support our pelvic organs (bladder, uterus, rectum)
3. Sexual function
4. Improve pelvic circulation
5. Core stability