To see or not to see…
While it is commonly known that if you have a sore knee or wrist you should see a muscular physiotherapist, it is far less common to know when you should see a pelvic health physiotherapist (also known as a “women’s health physio”). So what symptoms would suggest that you come in for a pelvic health assessment?
- Do you leak urine (or find it very difficult to hold onto urine) when you cough, sneeze, laugh or exercise?
- Do you find it difficult to make it to the toilet on time or find you are running to the toilet 25x per day?
- Do you feel you are completely empty after passing urine or do you always feel like you need to go back and pass just that little bit more?
- Do you experience any heaviness or dragging in the vaginal area? Have you ever felt a lump or bulge when wiping or showering?
- Have you or do you experience pain with intercourse?
- Can you make it to the toilet in time to pass a bowel motion or do a poo?
- Do you experience constipation or pushing and straining when doing a poo?
- Have you just had a baby and feel ready to get back into your regular exercise routine?
- Are you pregnant or postpartum and experience aches and pains in your pelvis?
If you have answered yes to any of the above, it might be time to contact your pelvic health physio so we can help with getting you back on track.