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Pelvic health physiotherapy is a combination of the assessment, management and treatment of all problems associated with pelvic health. This therapy has gained wide popularity over the last few years, in Dubai and many other countries. In fact, it has found an essential place in postpartum care for women.
In this article, we cover all that you need to know about pelvic health physiotherapy.
Pelvic health physiotherapy is just like regular physiotherapy, except that the professionals are specialized in addressing problems affecting the pelvis and surrounding structures.
The pelvic floor is a group of muscles found inside the pelvis. It is responsible for bladder and bowel control, pumping of blood through the body, supporting our internal organs and improving stability to help hold us upright. Similar to other muscles, the pelvic floor muscles can also become tight, weak or painful. Dysfunctional pelvic floor muscles can cause problems related to the pelvis, pelvic organs and normal functions of the body.
Physiotherapists assess the pelvic muscles based on different parameters, such as their state, strength and endurance. Following a personalised and structured plan, these muscles are then exercised regularly to improve the overall pelvic floor health.
Getting older comes with many bodily changes. Hormones start to fluctuate, and muscles start to weaken. Your pelvic floor also starts to respond to changes occurring in your body. Physiotherapy can help limit, even resolve, such symptoms, allowing you to get back to your everyday activities without any hassle.
Pelvic health physiotherapy is also beneficial for women after pelvic surgery. Post-surgery, muscles take a long time to recover correctly and regain their former strength. They can also get overstretched or torn with injury or traumatism caused by the surgical process. Besides, healing from surgery can involve flexibility issues and scar tissue. All these can be addressed with pelvic health physiotherapy. This type of physiotherapy is a great choice after episiotomy, hysterectomy, colorectal surgery or C-section.
The common symptoms of a dysfunctional pelvic floor include:
Issues with the pelvis are well known to have negative effects on individuals, not only on their physical health but also the overall quality of life. Moreover, feelings of depression, social isolation and anxiety can also occur with ongoing pain and other uncomfortable symptoms. Physiotherapists predominantly focus on educating patients on pelvic floor muscle training and lifestyle modifications, helping them restore their confidence and keep their health issues at bay for good.
Pelvic floor therapy, when done under the guidance of a professional, can help you address your health concerns in a comfortable manner and get back to your everyday life in no time. To know more about our pelvic health physiotherapy services, call us on +971 4 3255481 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.