Galway City Physio offers treatment to women with pelvic floor, gynaecological, pregnancy and menopause related issues. A chartered physiotherapist specifically trained in the field of Women’s health and pelvic floor dysfunction will discuss your symptoms with you. She will then give you a physical examination and propose a course of treatment to aid your recovery.
Our approach to the management of Pelvic Health is multifaceted as these can be complicated issues. The first appointment involves taking a full history of your issue as well as starting on a course of treatment. It includes examining how well your pelvic floor, abdominal and core muscles are working. It also involves looking at posture, breathing control and general health and conditioning of your whole body.
Sometimes a course of hands-on manual soft tissue physio is needed. At other times we may design an individualised exercise programme which you can continue with at home or encourage you to join one of our MOVE exercise classes onsite or online.
Often pelvic health issues can be complicated so it may take some time and patience but physio is very effective in dealing with the conditions mentioned below .
- Do you suffer from Urinary Incontinence or urine leakage or a feeling of lack of control of your pelvic floor and bladder?
- Do you have an issue with Urinary Frequency or Overactive Bladder Syndrome where you are rushing to the toilet too often or feel like you need to pass urine all the time?
- Do you have problems with leakage from the bowel of wind or faecal matter?
- Do you suffer from prolapse of the womb, bladder or bowel?
- Do you suffer from pain in the buttocks, pubic or pelvic areas?
- Do you have discomfort when having sex called dyspareunia?
- Do you suffer from vaginismus?
- Do you have issues with bone density and osteoporosis?
- Do you have less muscle tone and control of the stomach and pelvic muscles since pregnancy or due to menopause?
- Have you had a gynaecological surgery, eg Hysterectomy, bladder repair?
- Do you have pelvic pain pain due to overactivity in the pelvic floor muscles, pudendal neuralgia or insterstitial cystitis?
- Do you suffer with peri or post menopausal symptoms?
If so, you can make an appointment with our Specialist Pelvic Health Physiotherapist