There are various treatments available to help with the symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction. Erica has advanced experience in utilising each treatment appropriately and to a high standard. A treatment programme will also be provided to continue with at home to ensure the best outcome is achieved in the quickest possible time frame.
Treatments may include:
- Progressive pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation.
- EMG Biofeedback – this involves the use of equipment to provide visual and/or audible feedback to help you see how your pelvic floor muscles are working.
- Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation – this utilises equipment to stimulate the pelvic floor muscles to encourage them to contract correctly and increase their strength. It can also be used to try and affect the sensitivity of the bladder.
- Bladder Retraining – using a bladder diary and other methods to normalise the frequency of going to the toilet and reducing any associated urgency.
- Manual Therapy – this involves direct pressure/massage of the pelvic muscles and perineum to reduce pain and improve mobility of scar tissue.
- Downtraining – involves learning how to release an overactive pelvic floor muscle complex and surrounding muscles.
- Bowel Deferment – learning how to control the bowels and reduce any associated urgency.
- Advice and Education