Incontinence and prolapse
Historically these have been topics of conversation that women have felt uncomfortable raising with their health professionals and even loved ones but thankfully this is now changing. Emerging evidence is showing that addressing the early signs and symptoms of incontinence and prolapse can lead to a more favourable outcome sooner rather than later and possibly even prevent the risk of future surgery or secondary complications.
The pelvic floor is a complex structure made of muscles, fascia and nerves that connect your abdominal muscles, bladder, bowel, uterus, pelvic girdle and hip bones together. Pelvic floor muscles, like any other muscles in the body can become tight or weak.
– Urinary incontinence: leaking with coughing, sneezing or running, difficulty suppressing the urge to pass urine, overactive bladder
– Pelvic organ prolapse and pessaries
– Pelvic pain: painful intercourse, endometriosis, vaginismus