A large percentage of women suffer from poor pelvic floor muscle control which may occur following child-birth, or after menopause, or as an aspect of low back pain problems.
It is important to address the associated bladder and bowel issues, such as stress-incontinence, urgency, frequency, and other pelvic girdle disorders that can greatly impact women’s lives.
Careful, thorough assessment must be made of pelvic floor muscle control and pelvic girdle joints.
Treatment may include:
- Instruction in the correct activation of the pelvic floor muscles
- Management of low back or pelvic joint pain and dysfunction with appropriate mobilization or stabilization – including Transversus Abdominus activation.
- Management of bladder/fluid intake
- Supervision of an ongoing home exercise programme