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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic Floor Muscle Problems


Pelvic floor muscle problems present in many ways, across all genders and ages.


On examination we may find muscles that are weak or not activating at all, they may be too tight and unable to relax, they can be short, over-stretched, hyperactive, poorly co-ordinated or damaged from childbirth.

The problems that follow pelvic floor muscle dysfunction can be divided into three main groups. 

  • The first is the challenge of “keeping things in” i.e. bladder / bowel incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. 

  • The second group is the challenge of “getting things out” i.e. constipation. 

  • The third group is pelvic / genital  pain which can interfere with daily living and can be provoked by stress, anxiety and activity.  


Our team of experienced pelvic floor physiotherapists are trained in identifying your particular problem and treating as appropriate for your needs. The assessment may involve a general musculo-skeletal and specific pelvic exam including internal / external examination of the pelvic floor muscles with your consent. 

You will be assessed and treated in a private clinic room in a professional, sensitive and confidential manner.



Your pelvic floor muscles are working out of sight to support bladder, bowel and sexual function as well as contributing towards your best posture and pelvic stability.



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