At Surrey Sports Physio, our trained physiotherapists provide pelvic floor physiotherapy in Surrey to help you recover from pelvic floor dysfunctions. During your first visit, our trained pelvic floor physiotherapist will perform an assessment after learning about your medical history and the areas of trouble. The assessment is an external examination to assess posture, flexibility and strength of the lower back, hips, and pelvis. If needed, the physiotherapist may take an internal exam to evaluate the pelvic floor muscles’ strength vaginally and/or rectally.
Based on the assessment, our team in Surrey will create an individualized pelvic floor physiotherapy treatment plan for a faster and more effective recovery. Our physiotherapist would also recommend lifestyle changes, manual therapy, diet and weight control for better and quicker results. Contact now.
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Pelvic floor physiotherapy is a branch that takes care of pelvic floor muscle groups and ligaments after an injury or dysfunction resulting from sports, lifestyle disorder, age or case of women after childbirth or menopause.
The pelvic floor has a set of muscles which support the functioning of internal organs situated in the pelvic region, and dysfunction of these muscles can lead to problems while attending to daily natural body functions. Pelvic floor anomalies can occur in both men and women alike and need urgent treatment before it collapses. A few very commonly occurring issues are listed below –
Incontinence: Can’t always control the passage of wind and feces
Loss of bladder control: Leaking urine even while coughing, sneezing, laughing or running
Frequent and increased urgency to defecate
A feeling of heaviness in the pelvis or back
Frequently occurring urinary tract infections or thrush
Painful gynecological issues after childbirth or menopause
Prolapse: A condition when internal organs, bladder and uterus slide down into the vagina
Surgical treatment of prostate cancer in males
Pelvic floor physiotherapy provides effective reconditioning treatment to recover after injury or dysfunction of the pelvic floor by improving muscles’ overall strength and functions. Follow-up sessions focus on treatment for symptoms and the problems found during assessment, both internal and external.
The therapy treatment can vary for individuals, but usual treatments include exercises, advice and lifestyle modifications, manual therapy, electrotherapy, and relaxation techniques. There may be other assessments if the physiotherapist finds it necessary during follow-up sessions. These follow-up tests will help the therapist know about your concerns and modify the treatment plan according to progress and improvement in your symptoms.
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