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CONTINENCE &
WOMEN’S HEALTH

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles

at the base of your pelvis that form a sling

to support the internal pelvic organs

such as the bladder, uterus and bowel.

Continence and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is focused

on the treatment of pelvic floor related disorders like

incontinence and prolapse by restoring muscle function

to the pelvic floor.

Although we can’t see the pelvic floor,

it is a voluntary muscle, which means

we can exercise it and strengthen it just as

you would a muscle in your arm or leg.

Ask our physiotherapists how they can help you

Book Your First Consultation

Why does the pelvic floor weaken?

There are many reasons why your muscles become weak.

Here are some of the reasons why women may suffer from it:

  • Pregnancy hormones can cause your pelvic floor muscles to stretch.
  • Pregnancy places a lot of stress on your pelvic floor. It can become weak and stretched from as early as 12 weeks into your pregnancy.
  • Constipation, which is common in pregnant women, puts even more stress on pelvic floor muscles.
  • Vaginal delivery of your baby can stretch your pelvic floor muscles, which don’t automatically snap back into place afterwards. An episiotomy (surgical cut made to help get the baby out) can also weaken it.
  • Being overweight.
  • Persistent heavy lifting.
  • Menopause can further weaken the pelvic floor muscles and even lead to a prolapse of your pelvic organs.

Pelvic floor rehabilitation may include:

  • Assessment of your pelvic floor
  • Specially designed strengthening program
  • Isolation of pelvic floor muscles
  • Use of biofeedback or muscle stimulation
  • Release of muscle tension in your pelvic floor muscles
  • Behavioural changes