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What is Pelvic Physiotherapy

What is Pelvic Physiotherapy?
This is a specialized advanced area of physiotherapy that assesses and treats Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD), which can affect men and women. PFD is a general term that is used to describe a number of conditions that may affect the urinary, reproductive, digestive, sexual and/or stability systems in the pelvis.

​What kind of conditions do we treat?
Conditions that are commonly treated are:

  • Bladder issues such as incontinence, urinary frequency or urgency
  • Bowels problems for example constipation and incontinence (leakage)
  • Pelvic organ prolapses
  • Gynaecological surgery support pre or post operation
  • Pelvic pain (including pain with intercourse, and pelvic examinations)

In addition

  • Pregnancy related pain and/ or dysfunction (pre- and post-natal)
  • Abdominal separation (rectus diastasis)
  • Pelvic floor strengthening/awareness
  • Caesarean or perineal scar management
  • Pelvic girdle pain
  • Orthopaedics
    • Low back pain
    • Neck pain
    • Hip
    • Post-surgical

 

How can Pelvic Physiotherapy help? 
For a lot of women, I see getting treatment in this specialized area is life changing. Unlike a sore arm or leg that is obvious to those around you, pelvic issues are considered a taboo to discuss and as a result so many people suffer in silence.  Restoration in this area comes in different forms and the most common statements are:
I am no longer in pain
I can jump on the trampoline with my kids
I can go back to running
I don’t have to hold back on laughing
I can leave the house
Our treatment goes beyond making you feel better but aims to empower you with the knowledge, tools and strategies you need to live your life the way you want.

What makes Inner Active Pelvic physio unique? 
We have a holistic approach that goes beyond just focus of the pelvic floor.  Our knowledge and expertise in both the musculoskeletal and pelvic floor dysfunction allows us to have a comprehensive approach in your assessment and management.
We aim to provide a range of care that goes beyond rehabilitation. It is our passion at Inner Active Pelvic Physiotherapy to not only get you better but to present you with opportunities to continue to promote your health to achieve optimal fitness and wellness beyond your time in physiotherapy. By offering a wellness/Pilates program and a functional assessment we aim to assist you in reaching your goals with health and fitness.
We provide quality of care and passion in the services we provide. Do not wait to seek treatment, Begin the conversation with a health care provider and get the care you deserve.

Tafy Seade 30 June 2018

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