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What is Pelvic Health Physiotherapy?
The pelvic floor consists of muscles, ligaments, nerves and connective tissue at the base of the pelvis. They play an integral role in our bladder, bowel and sexual function. Dysfunction in the pelvic floor can arise due to childbirth, growing older, changes in hormonal levels, constipation and being overweight. This can result in weakness or abnormal functioning, leading to a variety of complaints including pain and incontinence.
A physiotherapist with clinical specialization in pelvic floor dysfunction can determine the cause of incontinence and pain and assess what treatment would be best for you.
The research shows that:
1 in 3 women and 1 in 9 men will experience incontinence in their lifetime
1 in 4 women report painful intercourse in their lifetime
Only 1 in 12 individuals will seek help for their pelvic health concerns