Pelvic floor physiotherapy is a technique of treatment used to improve the function and health of pelvic floor muscles and tissues. It is typically only recommended for patients who have a medical or surgical condition or have been diagnosed with an anatomic or functional disorder to their pelvic floor.

Benefits of pelvic floor physiotherapy in Singapore:

1. Regaining bladder control after childbirth or surgery

Pelvic floor physiotherapy is used to help women in Singapore who have recently given birth or had surgery on their pelvic region regain bladder control. In the case of those who have had surgery, it can help to restore the muscle tone around the birth canal. It is also useful for patients who experience urine leakage.

2. Urinary incontinence

Pelvic floor physiotherapy is used to help women in Singapore who suffer from urinary incontinence, which is the involuntary leakage of urine. The pelvic muscles become weak due to childbirth and repeated straining over time as a result of constipation and straining of passing stools leading to urinary incontinence. Pelvic floor physiotherapy is used to help regain the tone of these muscles.

3. Dyspareunia

Dyspareunia is a condition that is characterized by pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse. It can be caused by the prolapse of pelvic organs, either partially or fully, into the vaginal canal. As a result, the patient will experience pain during sexual intercourse. Pelvic floor physiotherapy is used to treat and correct the prolapse of genital organs (i.e., uterus and/or bladder) as well as to strengthen support muscles in the pelvis to prevent further prolapse. Pelvic floor physiotherapy in Singapore will treat discomfort and pain due to uterus prolapse and urinary incontinence.

4. Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is a condition where the ability of the male body to produce sufficient erections is impaired. As a result, the patient suffers from decreased libido, ejaculations short, and lacks sufficient erections for sexual intercourse. Pelvic floor physiotherapy is used to address erectile dysfunction by restoring the tone and strength of the pelvic muscles.

5. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a common condition that affects women in Singapore before the start of their menstrual period. The symptoms associated with PMS are bloating, cramps, breast tenderness, and constipation. Pelvic floor physiotherapy is used to help relieve the symptoms of PMS whereby large amounts of water are lost and has been likened to a case of “PMS”. This can cause abdominal pain, bloating, and digestive difficulties. Pelvic floor physiotherapy also helps increase the confidence of women suffering from PMS as well as improve their overall health and wellbeing.

6. Surgical recovery after childbirth

After having a baby, the pelvic muscles become weak and worn out from the repeated straining that occurs after the delivery of a child. This can lead to “postpartum hospitalization”, where the patient is hospitalized for several weeks or months to recover from their episiotomy and otherwise painful childbirth experience. In the recovery period, pelvic floor physiotherapy is used to strengthen and regain the tone of the muscles. For women who have had a cesarean section, pelvic floor physiotherapy is also used to strengthen their abdominal muscles so that they can regain their strength and posture in postnatal recovery.

Pelvic floor physiotherapy is a useful and cost-effective treatment that can help restore the health and function of the pelvic region of an experienced patient who suffers from severe pelvic floor disorders, as well as patients who have recently given birth or have undergone other surgical procedures.


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