Pelvic prolapse is a condition where the pelvic organs, such as the bladder, uterus, or rectum, drop down from their normal position and bulge into the vaginal area. The condition can cause discomfort, pain, and inconvenience, but it can be effectively managed with physiotherapy.
What causes pelvic prolapse?
Pelvic prolapse is often caused by weakened pelvic floor muscles and ligaments, which can occur due to several factors, including:
- Pregnancy and childbirth
- Chronic coughing
What can a Women’s Health Physiotherapist do?
Physiotherapy plays a crucial role in the management of pelvic prolapse. A physiotherapist can help you with:
- Pelvic floor muscle exercises: The physiotherapist will design a specific exercise program to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which will help to lift and support the pelvic organs.
- Breathing techniques: The physiotherapist will teach you proper breathing techniques to use during exercise and daily activities to avoid straining the pelvic floor muscles.
- Correct posture: The physiotherapist will educate you on the importance of maintaining good posture to reduce the strain on the pelvic floor muscles.
- Pelvic floor muscle relaxation techniques: The physiotherapist will also teach you pelvic floor muscle relaxation techniques to help reduce discomfort and pain.
- Bladder and bowel management: The physiotherapist will provide advice on bladder and bowel management to prevent further strain on the pelvic floor muscles.
How can a Complete Care Women’s Health Physiotherapist help?
Pelvic prolapse is a condition that can be effectively managed with physiotherapy.
Our Women’s Health Physio at Complete Care Physio and Osteo Wallan, Fawkner and Point Cook have a special interest in treating various Women’s and Pelvic Health conditions. Our Physio can help you with a personalized rehabilitation program, including exercises, breathing techniques, posture correction, and pelvic floor muscle relaxation, to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and support the pelvic organs.