Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
Physiotherapeutic care for bladder and bowel dysfunction is provided by specialist Chartered Physiotherapists who are members of the Pelvic floor multidisciplinary team.
Having taken a detailed history which will include both subjective and objective assessments, a specific, individualised management plan will be put together. All elements of the plan will be discussed with the patient and reassessed and amended as required.
Specialised management will include lifestyle advice that will support the individual's management plan. This may include advice about fluid intake, basic dietary information, lifting and general exercise that will support the programme
If indicated teaching and advice may include bladder and bowel retraining, advice concerning position for effective voiding and defaecation.
Pelvic floor exercises are vital part of the programme and it is essential that these are performed effectively to be beneficial. These may be supported by teaching exercises to strengthen core stability.
EMG biofeedback and neuromuscular electrical stimulation are additional treatment modalities that will help strengthen the Pelvic floor muscles and also ensure that they are working correctly and efficiently.