When to Seek Professional Help from your Pelvic Floor Physio
"Should I see a Pelvic Floor Physio?"
This question comes up a lot when patients call our clinic.
The pelvic floor is a group of muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues that form a supportive hammock-like structure at the base of the pelvis. It plays a crucial role in supporting and stabilizing the pelvic organs, including the bladder, uterus (in females), and rectum. The muscles of your pelvic floor are like any other muscles in the body - they need flexibility, control, endurance AND strength.
When the pelvic floor experiences problems, it can have a significant impact on one's quality of life. But when is it time to seek professional help for pelvic floor issues? This blog will guide you through the signs and symptoms that indicate it's time to consult a pelvic floor physio.
We are here to listen and support you.
Take our QUIZ!
Do you have:
- To urinate more than 8 times/day?
- Problems making it to the bathroom in time to urinate?
- Difficulty urinating?
- A feeling that your bladder has not completely emptied after urinating?
- Leakage of urine especially when straining, coughing, laughing or sneezing?
- A sensation of heaviness in your pelvis or feeling like something is falling out?
- A bowel movement less than once every 3 days?
- To strain to have a bowel movement?
- Pain during or after a bowel movement?
- Pain with sexual intercourse?
- Pelvic pain or pain/burning in the genital area, rectum, tailbone or abdomen?
- Unresolved low back pain that has not improved with past treatment?
- Concern with which exercises are safe to perform during or after pregnancy?
- An interest as to how to proactively and preventively manage your pelvic floor?
If you said yes to any of these questions, pelvic floor physiotherapy can help!
Knowing where to start and focus first can be challenging! This is where a pelvic floor assessment is so important to create the perfect plan for YOU to best achieve your goals.
Pelvic floor physiotherapists are trained to assess, diagnose, and treat a wide range of pelvic floor problems, providing personalized care to improve your overall well-being and quality of life.
Remember that seeking help is a proactive step towards better pelvic health, and you don't have to navigate these issues alone.