Pelvic Pain affects 1 in 5 women and 1 in 12 men at some time in their life and due to the complex nature can take time to diagnose causing chronic pain and have a huge impact on quality of life.
- Dysmenorrhea (painful periods)
- Painful bladder syndrome (interstitial cystitis)
- Bowel issues – IBS, constipation, proctalgia
- Sexual dysfunctions – vaginismus, vulvodynia
Research shows that a multidisciplinary approach which includes physiotherapy is the best management for pelvic pain, particularly if it has been around for more than 6months.
Pelvic floor physiotherapy treatment for pelvic pain may include
- Improving posture, breathing and movement patterns
- Pelvic floor rehabilitation
- Bowel and bladder management
- Relaxation and mindfulness techniques
- General exercise advice
- Clinical pilates
If you are experiencing any kind of pelvic pain, our recommendation is to book in for an assessment and our qualified and experienced practitioners can diagnose, treat, give advice, and refer you to for any further treatment if needed.