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Pelvic organ prolapse

How can physiotherapy help pelvic organ prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse is bulging of one or more of the pelvic organs into the vagina. For more information please see

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Prolapse-of-the-uterus/Pages/Introduction.aspx

 

What can our women’s health physiotherapist offer you?

Assessment :
We give time to listen to you, in order to understand your individual condition and the problems it causes and how it is affecting your life.

 

Examination:
We examine you thoroughly to form an opinion on diagnosis. We discuss our findings with you and how the condition may best be treated.

 

Advice and information:
We will offer you advice and information about your condition, especially in regards to how you can help yourself manage your condition better.

 

Treatment choices and shared decisions:
We will discuss your treatment options and we will make decisions together forming an individual plan to suit your condition, your choices and your needs in order to help this problem.

The treatment may include: 

  • Exercises (as an individual or in groups) to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.

Please follow this link to see a Pelvic floor exercise sheet for women

 

Advice on: 

  • maintaining a healthy weight or losing weight if you're overweight
  • eating a high-fibre diet with plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables, and wholegrain bread and cereal to avoid constipation and straining when going to the toilet
  • avoiding heavy lifting

 

Further referral for investigations and opinion with medical colleagues:

As expert physiotherapists in pelvic organ prolapse,  we are able to refer you to a gynaecologist if necessary.

 

How can I see a Women's and Men's Health Physiotherapist?