Women’s Health Physiotherapy
Many women have problems with urinary incontinence and associated bowel problems after childbirth and menopause.
What is Women’s Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?
Pelvic floor dysfunction can occur anytime during pregnancy, childbirth, or postpartum. There may be symptoms such as urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, sexual dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse and chronic pelvic pain.
Usually, symptoms that occur early in postpartum can go unrecognized and can cause problems later in a woman’s health and in life.
Pelvic Floor Women’s Health Physiotherapy
Pelvic floor muscle training can be an effective way of managing the pelvic floor. These are some of the Women’s pelvic conditions that a physiotherapist can help with.
Bladder and Bowel Conditions In Women
Increase in intraabdominal pressure (coughing. Sneezing, activities) causing urinary leakage in small volumes.
Uncontrollable need to void and can have associated small or large amount of urine loss.
Urgency / Frequency
Having to urinate urgently with increased frequent visit to the bathroom.
Having a frequent urge and needing to urinate often.
Less frequent and hard to pass stool.
Women’s Health – Pre And Postpartum Conditions:
- Lower back pain
- Sacroiliac joint Dysfunction / pain
- Pubic Symphysis pain
- Pelvic floor muscle training prenatal
- Diastasis Recti
- Post Surgical Scar mobilization
- Exercise prescription postpartum and help with return to sports/ activity
Pelvic Pain Conditions
Vulvar discomfort usually described as burning pain in the absence of relevant specific identifiable disorder.
Painful vaginal penetration (in the absence of any disease), pain during intercourse.
Vulvodynia / Vestibulodynia
Burning and sharp pain at the entrance of the vagina.
Bladder Pain Syndrome / ICS
Pain worse with bladder filling and having the urge to urinate with frequency.
Perineal/pelvic pain worse with sitting.
Abnormal presence of endometrial tissues outside of the uterus – causes chronic pelvic pain.
Sharp fleeting pain at the rectum.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pre and post-operative gynecological surgery rehabilitation
At Opal Physiotherapy Langley, our Physiotherapists, trained in the anatomy of the pelvic floor musculoskeletal system can aid in assessing and treating pelvic floor problems. Monitoring and providing individualized pelvic floor physiotherapy and exercise is effective both in the treatment and prevention of disorders of the pelvic floor in Women’s health.