Women put themselves on the back burner and often put up with concerns about their pelvic health for years.
Have a look at this list of the common problems many women experience;
Bladder leaks when they cough, sneeze, exercise or participate in any activity that increases the pressure on your bladder and pelvic floor.
Issues with a ‘sensitive’ bladder that will give you a strong ‘urge’ sensation and the overwhelming need to empty your bladder that is difficult to control.
A feeling of prolapse or bulging of the vaginal walls sometimes giving the sensation that a ‘tampon is out of place’
Bladder Pain Syndrome (also known as interstitial cystitis) which can result in on going pelvic pain issues
Pelvic floor muscle weakness or tightness
Constipation and a feeling of incomplete emptying
Pain during intercourse
The biggest problem is that women often accept that they have to live with these problems.
However there’s a stack of evidence stating that the above conditions, in particular incontinence and prolapse, can be treated effectively with specialist pelvic physiotherapy.
What to Expect At Your First Consultation
Assessments are held in a private consultation room where we have the opportunity for an in-depth discussion to review your symptoms and concerns.
An initial consultation will last around 60 minutes and costs £70
The focus of the review and physical examination may be on your;
Bladder and bowel health
Tone, strength, quality of pelvic floor muscle contraction and ability to release
Core muscles and whether they work as part of the pelvic floor ‘team’
Connective tissue and whether there is an element of prolapse
General concerns about pelvic pain
Discomfort during intercourse
Example of a Treatment Plan
It may be that no further treatments are required and you just want a full assessment and questions answering.
However we know that in many cases a course of supervised pelvic physiotherapy over a 6-month period can cure or significantly improve issues.
It’s often a case of it being the right time and for you to have the frame of mind to feel you’re able to invest in yourself.
A follow up consultation will last around 40 minutes and costs £45
Six Month Plan of Three or Four Treatments
Pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation
Manual ‘hands on’ therapy
Use of electrical stimulation to activate pelvic floor muscles or reduce bladder sensitivity
Biofeedback sessions which enable us to see the contraction and measure your pelvic floor muscle activity on a laptop screen