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Pelvic floor dysfunction

Physiotherapy for all women in Launceston, Tasmania

We’re helping break the taboo on pelvic health

Bladder control and bowel issues, prolapse and pelvic pain are so common but don’t have to be your normal.

There is no need to just survive when you can thrive. Pelvic floor consultations are beneficial for women of all ages suffering with the following issues.

These are some the symptoms and conditions we treat

Pregnancy-related pain
  • Hip, back, wrist, neck or shoulder pain
  • Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (abdominal muscle separation)
  • Lower back pain
Post-operative gynaecological surgery
Pain
  • Sexual pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Vaginismus
  • Coccydynia (tailbone pain)
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic girdle pain (Sacroiliac joint or pubic symphysis dysfunction)
  • Bladder or bowel pain (related to emptying/holding on)
Bladder
  • Stress Urinary incontinence (leaking with a cough, sneeze, laugh or activity)
  • Urgency (rushing to the toilet) or leaking on the way to the toilet
  • Leaking during sport or exercise
  • Overactive bladder
  • Difficulty fully emptying the bladder
  • Bladder Frequency
Bowel
  • Urgency
  • Faecal incontinence
  • Chronic constipation
  • Difficulty emptying your bowel
  • Difficulty controlling wind
Pelvic Floor Prolapse
  • Vaginal heaviness/bulge/dragging symptoms.
What to expect

Pelvic floor initial assessment

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Mon will ask you lots of questions about all things pelvic health.

Topics that are often covered are:

  • bladder function
  • bowel function
  • discussing any pelvic pain or sexual dysfunction if relevant
  • obstetrics and gynaecology history
  • general medical history


This information is helpful when diagnosing the cause of your bothersome symptoms and forming a treatment plan to best help you reach your goals.

This consultation may include an internal pelvic floor examination. This is the gold standard for assessing the activation, coordination, and integrity of your pelvic floor muscles to give you an accurate diagnosis and individualised pelvic floor muscle exercise program.

However, if you do not wish to have an internal pelvic floor assessment there are many other options for assessing your pelvic floor and relevant symptoms.