Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

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Pelvic floor dysfunction can manifest in many conditions affecting your bowel and bladder functions as well as your sexual life. Pelvic Health Physiotherapy comprises exercises used to rehabilitate your pelvic floor muscles and bring them back to their normal state, giving you the freedom to live your life without having to worry about pelvic health issues. 

If you are suffering from bowel or bladder incontinence or urgency, chronic pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapses or vaginal pain during intercourse, our experienced pelvic floor specialist in Birmingham can design a holistic treatment plan to get you back to your usual self.

The pelvic floor physiotherapy services offered by Midland Health are perfect for women who are recovering from a recent gynaecological or abdominal surgery, as well as those who have recently given birth. When you have a baby your body may need help recovering to the way it was before the pregnancy and pelvic floor exercises are a great way to achieve that. 

We operate on a flexible pay-as-you-go healthcare system that allows you to see a specialist without having to wait. We offer appointments with a physiotherapy expert on short notice - so get in touch with us on 0333 772 1999 and book yours today. 

Pelvic Health Physio Benefits

Recommended by the Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), as the primary course of treatment for prolapse and incontinence, specialist pelvic floor physiotherapy is key to ensuring long-term women’s health. It empowers women to live their life without having to suffer the symptoms of pelvic dysfunction in silence which makes it truly life-changing.

Urinary and bowel leaks can be embarrassing and during pregnancy, your body is pushed to its limits to the point where pelvic girdle pain can become a debilitating issue. After giving birth, many women still experience discomfort caused by pelvic organ prolapses, as well as pain during sex. Our trained medical practitioners use pelvic physiotherapy to re-train the muscles of your body and help you get back to normal.

Pelvic Health Problems We Can Help With

Pelvic pain and involuntary leaks can be rather unpleasant and have a negative impact on your confidence and your overall quality of life. However, many women feel like there’s nothing they can do and simply live with their condition. Midland Health’s private women’s health physiotherapy can change that. Here are some of the most common conditions we can treat using pelvic floor muscle exercises:

Urinary Incontinence & Urgency 

Our women’s health physiotherapist in Birmingham offers treatment for the symptoms of stress incontinence (leaking urine when you sneeze cough, jump or run), urinary incontinence (leaking urine) and mixed urinary incontinence which combines both. We can also help you if you are finding yourself having to rush to the toilet to hold your bladder (urinary urgency). 

Pelvic Pain 

Pelvic pain is not uncommon during pregnancy, especially in the third trimester and it’s a problem that you may still experience after you give birth. Antenatal and postnatal physiotherapy can alleviate your symptoms and reduce the discomfort you feel in your day-to-day life. Our women’s health specialist will be able to create a specialised treatment and exercise plan for you. 

Pelvic Organ Prolapse 

Pelvic floor exercises can also be used to treat pelvic organ prolapse. It’s a condition where you experience a feeling of heaviness (like something is dragging you down) in your pelvic floor area. This can cause discomfort and it can also cause you to need to go to the toilet more frequently. 

What to expect from your first appointment

During your first visit to Midland Health, your pelvic health physiotherapist will talk to you about your symptoms and how they impact your life, as well as your medical history. 

When symptoms related to bowel, bladder and pelvic pain are identified, your doctor may suggest a vaginal examination to check the movement and strength of your pelvic floor muscles. This examination is completely voluntary so if you prefer not to do it, that is not a problem. 

To get a clearer picture of your condition, you might be advised to keep a bladder diary where you log your liquid consumption over three days, as well as how often you urinate and how much urine you pass each time. If you already have one, please bring it to your initial appointment. 

Your first appointment with our pelvic floor specialist in Birmingham should last between 30 - 60 minutes. Based on everything you have discussed on the day,  your physiotherapist will advise you on an exercise and treatment plan tailored to your needs.  

Why choose Midland Health

Midland Health is committed to providing outstanding medical care and excellent customer services. Being treated by our experienced pelvic floor specialist means you can benefit from all the advantages below:

  • Tailored pelvic floor physiotherapy treatment plan 
  • Next-day and same-day appointments 
  • State-of-the-art clinic at the heart of Edgbaston Village 
  • Dedicated customer service team 
  • Better pelvic health and improved quality of life 

If you are suffering from pelvic floor dysfunction and you live in the wider Midlands area, get in touch with us to get instant access to professional pelvic health physiotherapy near you.

FAQ

What are the benefits of women’s health physio?

Physiotherapy and pelvic floor exercises can help reduce the symptoms of incontinence, pelvic pain and other pelvic dysfunctions that can negatively impact your quality of life.

What are pelvic floor exercises?

Pelvic floor exercises involve contracting and relaxing the muscles in the pelvic area that control the vagina, bladder and bottom.

How long does physiotherapy take?

The length of your treatment will depend on the type and severity of the health problems you are experiencing. Typically, you will need at least 8-16 sessions, 45 minutes each.

Do you provide any further referrals to urogynaecology?

At Midland Health, we have a team of experts in house, as well as modern testing facilities, so you can be referred for a urogynaecology examination at the same premises if need be.

Where can I get additional support for my pelvic floor condition?

You may have experienced stigma associated with pelvic floor dysfunction but it is important to know that you are not alone. If you feel like you need additional support, please feel free to contact any of the communities below: 

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