Margie Humphreys    DipPT. Advanced Practice In Women's Health with Special Interest in Pelvic Floor and Incontinence.    

 Margie Humphreys  DipPT. Advanced Practice In Women's Health with Special Interest in Pelvic Floor and Incontinence. 

 

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist

Pelvic Physiotherapy - educating you to look after your own inner body.

Your pelvic floor matters. The pelvic floor muscles form the floor of the pelvis. The abdominal muscles, low back muscles, pelvic floor and diaphragm all work together to provide support, stability and breathing control for an active body. 

Pelvic Physiotherapy has an important role in regaining and maintaining pelvic health for men and women. Whether it relates to your bladder or bowel control, pregnancy related pain, muscle imbalances or pelvic alignment issues, pelvic pain or sexual well being. Also helps pre and post operatively for surgeries such as pelvic organ prolapse repairs, hysterectomy, radical prostatectomy, hernia or abdominal wall repairs. Pelvic physiotheraphy greatly improves surgical outcomes and helps you to understand and manage your daily activities safely.

Both men and women suffer from bladder and bowel control issues. We are often too embarrassed to seek help. Bladder incontinence can be more than leakage. Urgency is the strong sudden desire to go to the toilet, without warning, it can control your life. Don’t let it become a habit, seek help. An overactive bladder can be retrained. Did you know constipation and prolonged straining can affect the pelvic floor and lead to other problems? One in 3 women who have had a baby will at some point in their life have a bladder control problem. Pelvic pain can occur in both men and women. Inflammation or irritation of the nerves can cause pain due to compression, tight muscles, poor body alignment, post surgery scars, or childbirth. Pelvic organ prolapse can be managed conservatively with correct advice and pelvic floor programs.

Services Offered

Women’s Health

  •   Pelvic Floor: Assessment and Rehabilitation
  •   Bladder and Bowel: Incontinence, urgency, frequency, constipation.
  •   Abdominal wall : Muscle imbalances, retraining, scar release.
  •   Pregnancy: Antenatal and postnatal       
  •   Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Education and exercise programs to improve and manage   symptoms relating to prolapse.
  •   Pelvic Pain. The reasons for pelvic pain can be complex and varied. Physiotherapy is widely accepted as playing an important role in the management of pain. Pelvic pain may affect daily living, and intimacy.  A careful assessment will allow for programs and techniques to be planned and introduced. Referral to other health professionals maybe needed to provide a multidisciplinary approach for the pain management.
  •  Pre and Post operative: Advice and exercise programs for recovery and safe return to daily activities and work

 

   Men’s Health:

  •   Bladder and Bowel: Incontinence, frequency urgency, constipation.
  •   Pre and Post operative:  Prostatectomy, education and pelvic floor training. Bowel surgery, advice and exercise programs to improve outcomes for healthy bowel habits.
  •   Pelvic Pain: Nerve compression, muscle tension, scars and joint alignment are just some of the contributing factors to pelvic and sexual pain or dysfunction.

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