North East Adelaide Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Why do patients need pelvic floor physiotherapy?

There may be many reasons why women might look for pelvic floor physiotherapy, these include:

  • Urinary or anal incontinence
  • Pelvic organs prolapse
  • Constipation
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Pelvic floor weakness
  • Prior to gynaecological surgery (conservative management of pelvic floor dysfunction is highly recommended and supported by recent research)

What does pelvic floor physiotherapy treatment involve?

Usual treatment involves a pelvic floor clinical assessment, education on the correct use of pelvic floor muscles and any necessary rehabilitation. The main goal of pelvic floor physiotherapy is to provide high quality, effective treatment and guidance to empower patients to maintain their progress long term.

What other physiotherapy services are available?

Physiotherapy treatment for: carpal tunnel syndrome, pelvic pain, back pain, neck pain, and myoneuralgia.

How long is a physiotherapy consultation?

A first initial treatment will last 45-60mins. Then subsequent consultations are approximately 30-45mins.

How many sessions will I need and how long until I see some improvement?

Usually, patients will require on an average 6-8 sessions, but each patient is unique so treatment will depend on the assessments explained above. Improvement also depends on the severity of your condition and how diligently you follow your pelvic floor exercise programme.


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