Physiotherapy for Prolapse

When you see a Secret Women’s Business (SWB) Physiotherapist for prolapse, you can expect a comprehensive and specialised evaluation and treatment plan.

Prolapse treatment - A woman doing pelvic floor exercises

Here’s what you can anticipate during your first visit (allow 1 hour):

Initial Appointment

History and Pelvic Health

The SWB physiotherapist will take a detailed assessment of your medical history, including any previous surgeries, pregnancies, childbirth experiences, and your current symptoms related to prolapse and pessary use. Your SWB physiotherapist will discuss your bladder and bowel health, current exercise habits and discuss other lifestyle factors such as the physical demands associated with your job.

Symptoms

You will have the opportunity to discuss your specific symptoms, such as pelvic pressure or heaviness, pain, urinary or fecal incontinence, and sexual dysfunction.

Physical Examination

Pelvic Exam

Your SWB physiotherapist may perform a pelvic examination to assess the severity of your prolapse and the condition of your pelvic floor muscles.

Muscle Assessment

Your SWB physio will evaluate the strength, tone, and coordination of your pelvic floor muscles, as well as their ability to contract and relax.

Individualised Treatment Plan

Education

Your SWB physiotherapist will educate you about your condition, the anatomy of the pelvic floor, and factors contributing to your prolapse. They will also educate you on healthy bladder and bowel habits and discuss strategies to manage incontinence or bowel dysfunction, if present.

Pelvic Floor Exercises

You will receive guidance on specific pelvic floor exercises (Kegel exercises) tailored to your needs to help strengthen and support your pelvic floor.

Biofeedback

Sometimes the SWB therapists use biofeedback devices to help you learn how to contract and relax your pelvic floor muscles effectively.

Lifestyle Modifications

You will receive advice on lifestyle changes that can help manage and prevent further prolapse, such as proper lifting techniques and dietary considerations.

Pessary

It is rare that pessaries are fitted at your initial consultation, as often it is important to address other lifestyle and pelvic health concerns first. Some women will require medication to assist in preparing the vaginal tissues prior to fitting. At your initial appointment, your physiotherapist may begin to discuss whether a pessary could assist your prolapse.

Follow-up Appointments

Depending on the severity of your condition and your progress, you will have follow-up appointments to monitor your improvement and make adjustments to your treatment plan if necessary.

Your SWB physiotherapist will work with you to achieve your specific goals, which might include reducing prolapse symptoms, improving pelvic floor function and pessary fitting and ongoing management (offering guidance on insertion, removal and maintenance.) The SWB physiotherapists have advanced training in an extensive range of styles and sizes of pessaries.

Physiotherapy for prolapse and pessary management is a specialised field of physiotherapy requiring a personalized approach. Physiotherapy aims to improve your pelvic floor muscle function, reduce symptoms, and help you better manage your condition. The number of sessions required will depend on your individual needs and progress.

Prolapse treatment - A woman doing pelvic floor exercises

Bookings

Call today and speak with one of our friendly team (no referral required) or make a booking online:

 

(02) 9543 8090

Additional Information

Prolapse Treatment

Physiotherapy for prolapse and pessary management is a specialised field of physiotherapy requiring a personalised approach.

Thanks for booking online!

If you are unsure what type of appointment you need or can’t find a suitable time, please call reception on (02) 9543 8090 as we may have other options available. We can also add you to our active waitlist.

A reminder about our cancellation policy:

As you can appreciate, our practitioners have allocated a specific time to see you. As a result, please be aware that there is a 50% cancellation fee with less than 24 hours notice. A full consultation fee will be charged if an appointment is not attended without notice.

We look forward to seeing you soon!