Here is some information on what we can help you regarding pelvic floor dysfunction, whether you are postnatal and not:
If you had a normal birth with no complications we can help you with advice on getting back to exercise but early screening for running fitness.
If you had tears or an episiotomy we can help you with strengthening the pelvic floor working on scars and teaching you to perform self massage.
If you’re experiencing bladder leakage more than 10 weeks postpartum then pelvic floor rehabilitation is advised. we will use ultrasound scanning to assess the pelvic floor and treat other contributing area such as that assists and lower back pain.
In the case of instrument assisted delivery such as forceps or ventouse as well as long labours, the pelvic floor will have a lot of pressure. In such case it is useful to learn relaxation techniques and reconnect to rhe pelvic floor.
If you’ve had a c-section there will have been abnormal suction forces on the pelvic floor which again may contribute to abdomino-pelvic issues.
If you’re experiencing painful intercourse we can help you with advice and treatment of pelvic floor muscles as well as self-management tools that you can use at home.
If you’ve been diagnosed for pudendal neuralgia or have perineal pain, it is useful to get it assessed and treated. This includes treatment of the floor and pelvic the joints, nerve mobilisation and exercises.