Do you alter activity due to your bladder?
- 1 in 3 women over 40 have urinary incontinence
- only 1 in 12 women tell their healthcare team about bladder concerns
- having leakage following childbirth is NOT normal
- urinary leakage can have huge implications to a woman’s physical and mental health
Do you have pain in your pelvic region?
- tight scarred or surgically shortened endopelvic fascia can cause back pain or urinary urgency
- pelvic floor physiotherapy can release the fascia and abolish non mechanical low back pain and urgency
- 50% of women at 3 months post-partum experience vagisimus (inability to penetrate due to spasm) or dysparenunia (painful vaginal penetration)
- dysmenorrhea affects 40-90% of women
Weak pelvic floor muscles:
- stress incontinence
- urge incontinence
- pelvic organ prolapse
Tight pelvic floor muscles
- Urinary and Fecal Urgency
- Urge Incontinence
- Chronic Pelvic Pain
- Pudendal Neuralgia
- Urinary frequency, urgency, hesitancy, stopping and starting of the urine stream
- Painful urination or incomplete emptying
Pelvic floor dysfunction is diagnosed by specially trained physiotherapists by using internal and external “hands-on” or manual techniques to evaluate the function of the pelvic floor muscles. They will also assess your ability to contract and relax these muscles. Your bones and muscles of your lower back, hips and sacro-iliac joints will need to be assessed as well since these joints can stress your pelvic floor muscles.
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