Our Womens Health Physiotherapy and Mummy MOT® is a specialist service to help manage problems with incontinence, pelvic pain or tears and prolapses following child birth.
A Mummy MOT® is a specialist postnatal examination for women following both vaginal and Caesarean section deliveries, whether you are a recent first time mum or given birth several years ago. It includes an assessment of how your posture, pelvic floor and stomach muscles are recovering after childbirth.
Whether you are struggling with abdominal separation, incontinence or are just looking for advice for activities such as lifting your baby safely or returning to exercise, our specialist will create a bespoke rehabilitation program with your personal goals and lifestyle factors in mind.
Getting to know your pelvic floor can be life changing!
The pelvic floor muscles resist any ‘intra-abdominal pressure` e.g. when we laugh, run, jump or sneeze and it stops us from any leakage or dribble (wind or water).
Bladder incontinence or leakage is a common problem with a THIRD of women aged between 35-55 years old suffering and never seeking help!
If these muscles aren’t working properly, it may show as:
- Increased frequency of going to the toilet (bladder or bowel)
- Uncontrolled flatulence
- Not getting to the toilet on time (bladder or bowel)
- Not fully emptying when going to the toilet (bladder or bowel)
- Lower back pain
- Painful sex
- Heaviness or bulge down into the vagina
TV and magazine adverts raise awareness of the problem, but encourage people to use pads to mask the problem instead of tackling the cause. Aftercare following Hysterectomy surgery is often neglected or incomplete.
Of course, if these pelvic floor muscles are weak, overstretched, slow to work, too tight, even torn from childbirth or after abdominal surgery (men too) these muscles need some extra attention to be re-activated.
The good news is we can easily do something about this instead of suffering daily!
With Physiotherapy and some gentle exercises this unnecessary leakage can be STOPPED.
If you would like further information or a personalised treatment plan to this problem, please call Liz Brown at the Physio Clinic Bristol.
Call 01454 540066 for a confidential chat.