Pelvic Organ Prolapse

/Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Info

Pelvic organ prolapse refers to the descent of one or more pelvic organs (uterus, bladder, urethra or bowel). This can be caused by chronic constipation, lung conditions or excessive coughing, prolonged pushing or trauma with birth, just to name a few.

Many women experience pelvic organ prolapse but that doesn’t mean you have to put up with it as often it can be well managed, with symptoms reduced and progression prevented with physiotherapy.

Common Symptoms

  • Heaviness or dragging
  • Bulging at the vaginal entrance
  • Discomfort in the pelvic region
  • Lower back pain
  • Difficulty emptying your bladder or bowel

How we can help

Our individual consultations help to reduce the pressure you may be placing on your pelvic floor muscles, strengthen pelvic floor muscles, educate you on pelvic floor safe exercises and preventative strategies to help minimise the risk of progression of prolapse.

What to expect

  • Comprehensive assessment to establish your goals and treatment plan
  • A personalised pelvic floor and full body exercise program
  • Education of correct movement habits
  • Discussion of a vaginal pessary fitting to help support the organs and soft tissue structures