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Paddington, QLD 4064

Australia

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse

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RESTORE YOUR CORE & PELVIC FLOOR FUNCTION SAFELY!

Being diagnosed with Pelvic Organ Prolapse or even having the feeling that this might be the case after you've had your baby can be challenging, especially for new mamas who are also making the adjustment to motherhood. Our physios are here to help and have extensive experience treating and educating on prolapse and helping you feel confident in your body once again. 

 

WHAT IT IS:

Prolapse refers to the descent of the pelvic organs into the the vaginal space, or sometimes outside of the body. This can affect the bladder, urethra, bowel or uterus. Prolapse can sometimes be due to a very long pushing phase or trauma during childbirth with research showing an increased risk after forceps delivery, or can occur gradually over time as the result of excessive and repeated intra-abdominal pressure, or insufficient support by the pelvic floor and core abdominal musculature over many years.

SYMPTOMS YOU MAY NOTICE:

As the organs descend lower into the pelvis, this can create uncomfortable pressure on the pelvic floor muscles with pain, heaviness, or the feeling of 'sitting on a golf ball'. 


Women often report a sensation of 'things falling out' and can sometimes feel a protrusion or bump at the vaginal opening. This may be more noticeable after prolonged periods on your feet, lots of lifting, walking or exercise. Penetrative intercourse can sometimes be uncomfortable and some women find it difficult to insert a tampon and keep it in. 

 

If you're feeling any of these symptoms or you're unsure of something, especially post-baby, we highly recommend you come see us and get your pelvic floor and core assessed by one of our qualified women's health physios.

 

YOUR TREATMENT:

We understand every woman, every pregnancy, and every situation is different, so we custom tailor your treatment and education plan to suit your needs and goals. You can expect:

 

  • Detailed history taking and understanding your current concerns.

  • Education regarding your condition and how the core and pelvic floor muscles work.

  • Alignment and movement assessment.

  • A pelvic exam, both external and internal if you are comfortable - this helps us to diagnose and grade a possible prolapse. 

  • Assessment of abdominal muscles and core function.

  • Hands-on treatment as needed to help restore optimal biomechanics.

  • A guided exercise program to help you restore mobility, strength, and function to reduce and resolve prolapse.

  • Education regarding pessaries and recommendations to see a Gynaecologist if needed for further management.

 

You'll receive a custom-tailored plan designed to help you achieve your goals, complete with at home exercises that are easy to understand and follow. 

 

Following your initial assessment, you'll also receive a follow-up email or call from your physio to see how you're doing if you have any questions.

 

Come check us out today!

 

Initial Consult $160 | Follow Up $120