Statistics tell us that 50% of women who have a vaginal birth will have a prolapse and 1 in 3 women will experience incontinence over the course of their lives. Considering these staggering findings and their implications, all women could find a pelvic floor consultation useful!
This is especially true after giving birth (either Vaginal or C-section) and at Menopause, as there are many changes to our pelvic floor tissues at these times, both physical and hormonal.
Pelvic floor consultations usually involve an internal examination for best assessment of pelvic floor function but this is not always neccessary.
The pelvic floor, like any group of muscles can be trained for strength, co-ordination and endurance (to name a few) and exercise programs are often very individual depending on assessment findings.
Our Physiotherapists have Post Graduate Certificates in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy from the University of Melbourne and regularly do courses to stay up to date in this area.
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