Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

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Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Understanding Pelvic Floor Health

The pelvic floor plays a crucial role in the well-being of women at all stages of life, particularly before, during, and after pregnancy. This network of muscles supports organs such as the uterus, bladder, and bowel, while also contributing to bladder and bowel control, sexual function, and overall pelvic stability.

Benefits of Pelvic Floor Exercises

Pelvic floor exercises, also known as Kegel exercises, offer numerous benefits:

  • Improved Bladder and Bowel Control: Strengthening these muscles can enhance bladder and bowel control, reducing the risk of incontinence.
  • Prevention of Prolapse: Pelvic floor exercises help prevent pelvic organ prolapse, providing essential support to the pelvic organs.
  • Postpartum Recovery: These exercises aid in postpartum recovery, promoting healing after childbirth and gynecological surgeries.
  • Enhanced Sexual Function: Strong pelvic floor muscles can increase sexual sensation and orgasmic potential, contributing to sexual well-being.
  • Increased Confidence: Improved pelvic floor function can boost social confidence and overall quality of life.

How to Perform Pelvic Floor Exercises

Finding and exercising your pelvic floor muscles is essential for optimal function and health. While the process may seem straightforward, isolating these muscles can be challenging. Here’s how to get started:

  1. Identifying the Muscles: Imagine stopping the flow of urine or passing wind. Focus on the muscles involved in these actions.
  2. Exercise Technique: Contract the pelvic floor muscles as if lifting a small object, hold for 3-8 seconds, then release completely.
  3. Practice Regularly: Perform pelvic floor exercises daily to maintain strength and function.

Seek Expert Guidance

For personalized guidance and support in optimizing pelvic floor health, consider scheduling an assessment with an experienced women’s physiotherapist. They can provide tailored exercises and strategies to address specific concerns and ensure proper technique.

Contact Us Today

For further details on organizing a women’s physiotherapy assessment after birth and beyond, please email Take proactive steps towards pelvic floor health and overall well-being.

Your pelvic floor health matters. Let us help you achieve optimal function and comfort.