Physiotherapy for Pelvic Health
Welcome to Resilience Pelvic Health Physiotherapy
Well I guess you haven’t arrived at this site because you were looking for shoes. The Internet is one of the most frequently used sources of information by those suffering from pelvic health problems. Sadly most searches will be directed to websites promoting the use of pads and devices so I think it’s really important that you are getting good quality information from appropriately qualified Health Professionals AND that you know that whatever symptoms you are experiencing, many thousands of others will be experiencing the same.
The Pelvic Flaw
I often refer to the pelvic floor muscles as the Pelvic Flaw – it’s a design fault, destined to fail, simply not fit for purpose. When our ancestors walked on all fours, the abdominal muscles supported the contents of the abdomen. When we started moving around on 2 legs the pelvic floor had to take that role, something it just was not intended to do, hence the flaw. Now we live longer, carry more weight, endure invasive surgery and live more sedentary lives. You know sometimes we feel that it’s our fault that we may leak a little, struggle to hold onto gas or lose sexual performance and feel too ashamed to ask for help; when really it’s a miracle if you don’t have problems at some time in your life.
The good news is that there are plenty of things that you can do to help yourself, given the right tools and support.
The Bottom Line
Kegels or pelvic floor muscle exercises have been around for about 70 years and yet thousands of men and women are still suffering – that has to tell us that not all problems can be rectified simply with a few squeezes.
It might surprise you to know that the pelvic floor muscles have attachments to the neck, throat, diaphragm, hip, back and core muscles. Some continence issues can be due to habits and diet whilst others can be resolved by relaxing our muscles more and learning to breathe more effectively.
The Resilience Program is an online learning resource designed to help you identify what is going wrong and to guide you through an exercise program that is right for you. Have a look at the Start My Journey video and complete the questionnaire either for your own information or to submit for a free online consultation with a Women’s Health Physiotherapist.