Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
What is the pelvic floor?
It is a group of muscles that are located at the bottom of your pelvis.
What is the function of the pelvic floor?
Support your internal organs; bladder, uterus, & bowel
Support to the vagina and anal passages
Plays a large role in supporting the pelvis alongside the external pelvic and deep core muscles
How can the pelvic floor weaken?
Pregnancy - the increased load
Straining when opening your bowels (constipation)
Increased standing (e.g. working as a teacher, hairdresser...)
Symptoms of pelvic floor weakness
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms please speak to one of our Women's Health Physiotherapists.
Incontinence: leaking of urine either during a specific activity, when moving or even at rest
Incontinence with strenuous activity
Heaviness in the vaginal area / under carriage
Discomfort in the vaginal area / under carriage
Loss of gas/ flatulence without control
***Note that these symptoms are common but not normal***