Men and Women's Health
Women’s Health at Oaks Physiotherapy Clinic
Women’s Health Physiotherapy is the therapeutic non-surgical treatment of a number of women’s health problems affecting the pelvic floor.
As many as one in three women will experience some kind of women’s health problem during their lifetime. From prolapse, incontinence, urgency and frequency, there is growing evidence that physiotherapy can, in many cases, alleviate the symptoms.
Often pelvic floor dysfunction leads to women managing their symptoms, such as reducing the amount they drink, avoiding activities that may cause their symptoms, or even planning activities so that they are near a bathroom.
How can Women’s Health Physiotherapy help my pelvic floor?
- Reduce pain
- Restore and /improve function
- Pelvic floor re-training
- Improve activity
- Regain confidence
- Manage the signs and symptoms of prolapse
- Remain dry and cutting the down on urgency and frequency
- Improve bowel function
What is the Pelvic floor?
The pelvic floor is a complex structure, and the term ‘pelvic floor muscles’ refer to the muscular layer of the pelvic floor. At rest it supports the pelvic organs and, when tightened, prevents the involuntary loss of urine or faecal matter. For some women, if the muscles are too tight (hypertonic) this can cause urinary frequency, urgency, hesitancy and pain during sexual intercourse.
If the muscles are too weak (hypotonic) this can cause incontinence (either urinary or bowel), urgency and pelvic organ prolapse. This is NOT a normal part of ageing and can become weak for many reasons.
Our women’s health specialists have experience in assessing and treating these issues. Their specialism includes a holistic approach to the whole body and specifically design a treatment plan to help regain control.
Specialist treatments include:
- Bladder retraining
- Exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor
- Manual therapy to release the pelvic floor
- Electrical stimulation
- Core strength with Pilates based exercises
- Assessment and treatment of weak abdominals following child birth.
Men’s Health at Oaks Physiotherapy Clinic
Men’s Health Physiotherapy can also help pelvic floor problems. 1 in 10 men may develop urinary control issues in their lifetime. This risk can increase with age and following surgery.
Physiotherapy can help reduce:
- Stress incontinence
- Urgency with or without incontinence
- Post-micturition dribble (after dribble)
- Erectile dysfunction
- Faecal urgency
Our physiotherapists aim to provide the best possible treatment and advice in what is often a sensitive subject.
To book an appointment please telephone the Physiotherapy Department directly on 01206 753 222 or fill the contact us form