Women’s Health Physiotherapists have a special interest in pelvic health. I have taken post-graduate training to ensure I have the knowledge and skills to assess and manage the below conditions.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
At your first appointment a detailed assessment will take place which will look at the problems you are presenting with.
As part of your assessment you may be asked to fill in a bladder diary which will look at what you are drinking, how often you go the toilet and how much urine you pass, usually over a three-day period.
For bladder, bowel and persistent pelvic pain symptoms you may be asked if you are happy to undergo a vaginal examination. In this way you pelvic floor muscles can be assessed to look at their strength, coordination and function. It will be discuss why this is necessary and what it involves and following the discussion it will only ever be performed with your consent. This is useful as not everybody will benefit from the same exercise program. You may be taught specific exercises to improve your pelvic floor muscle function if required
You may prefer not to have an examination there and then but to have time to think before you give your decision and that is absolutely fine. You may prefer not to have an examination at all, and you have the right to decline and does not mean you will not be offered treatment if it will help you.
I have training in the use of EMG biofeedback and NMES (Neuro Muscular Electrical Stimulation) for pelvic floor management.
Information on the Pelvic Floor