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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

The pelvic floor has an important role in urogynaeological health, respiration and spinal/postural stability. Pelvic floor problems can affect these functions. Pelvic floor weaknesses can be caused by pregnancy, birth, obesity, age, chronic increases in abdominal pressure and a sedentary lifestyle.

You may have a pelvic floor issues if you have any of the following symptoms;

In Pregnancy

  • Lower back pain
  • Sacroiliac pain and instability
  • Hip or groin pain
  • Stress or urge urinary incontinence
  • Neck or thoracic back pain
  • Coccyx pain

Postpartum

  • Lower back pain
  • Pelvic floor pain
  • Sacroiliac joint pain
  • Pubic symphysis pain
  • Stress or urge incontinence
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Coccyx pain

Osteopathy for pelvic floor issues can help with these problems by using a combination of Osteopathic techniques as well as providing you with a tailored exercise program allowing you to progress at a safe pace.

Pelvic floor assessment is conducted via a thorough case history and using experienced manual palpation. Pelvic floor issues are still present in women years beyond childbirth so you may be asked about your Obstetric history even if you are in your 70’s!
If Real Time Ultrasound is required, for patient education purposed, you will be referred to one of our recommended Women’s Health Physiotherapists for further assessment.

For more information, or you would like to make an appointment, call Zeinah on (02) 9452 2292 or click here to make an online booking.

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