Prioritise your pelvis: Muscle People

Pelvic Health. What exactly is that, you may be thinking? Or maybe you have an idea, but aren’t sure. Certainly, it’s an area of healthcare that has previously been overlooked, or even worse, misunderstood.

The reality is that pelvic disorders can affect women, men, and children. Pelvic health encompasses a wide range of symptoms ranging from pain, bowel and/or bladder disorders, sexual pain or dysfunction, vaginismus, endometriosis, pelvic organ prolapse, C-Section and/or pelvic surgery recovery, ante-and post-natal care, and many other concerns.

The pelvis plays a vital role in postural management, as well as facilitating our daily ablutions, not to mention supporting babies during gestation. Stress, pregnancy, menopause, aging, and injury can all cause changes to, and contribute to, pelvic disorders, and it is the role of a pelvic health therapist to assess the pelvic floor, and come up with a solution to rehabilitate and remedy the issue.

Charise Walter, Practice Manager of Muscle People, says pelvic issues are all too common and have many people suffering in silence. “Help for pelvic dysfunction is readily accessible, and by being pro-active and seeing a pelvic physiotherapist people can improve their quality of life.”

What happens in a pelvic health physiotherapy appointment? Just like any other physio session, you will have time to discuss your issues with the physiotherapist in private. Once they have a good idea of the problem, collaboratively you can come up with a personalised plan that works for you, including an assessment of the pelvic floor, and subsequent tailored treatment.

Treatments can vary for different issues, and there are an amazing number of technological devices that can be helpful to understand how your pelvic floor is working, and to give you feedback on your hard work.

Muscle People currently offers a specialised Women’s Pelvic Health service, which can treat a wide variety of issues across the lifespan, including pelvic organ prolapse, prenatal and birthing injuries, pelvic pain, menopausal changes, incontinence and pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy.

Many of these may sound familiar, especially after birth or post menopause, but they are not typical long-term symptoms and in the majority of cases can be resolved with treatment. Faye and Stephanie are the fully qualified pelvic health physiotherapists at the Bishopdale clinic and the recently relocated central city clinic, located on the corner of Cashel Street and Rolleston Ave.

Muscle People Physiotherapy is a well-established trusted Physiotherapy Practice that has looked after the needs of the community for over 25 years.

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