Women’s health issues are so common and yet it is an uncomfortabe topic to discuss for a lot of women. Physiopedia says “It is estimated to affect about 50% of adult women and 3% to 11% in adult men, however, only 25% to 61% of those women seek care”. Well if you are suffering from any issue like urinary incontinence or pelvic floor dysfuction, then this article is for you. We discuss how Physiotherapy can help these conditions and help you recover from them completely! But first we need to discuss what are pelvic floor muscles ?
The pelvic floor muscles pretty much form a strong base of support for the internal organs in the pelvic area. The pelvic floor is made up of muscles, ligaments and connective tissue that pretty much forms a sling. This sling protects the organs that help us urinate or defecate and even the reproductive organs. These muscles contract or relax to control the body motions. Usually an injury to these muscles during childbirth or due to repetitive trauma , will cause a dysfunction. This in turn will affect the bodily functions and leads to symtpoms like leakage, frequency or urgency. In a few cases it may also cause pelvic pain.