- Urinary incontinence, urgency, overactive bladder
- Constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, faecal incontinence
- Dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse), lack of orgasm
- Painful menstruation, ovulation pain or midcycle pain
- Vaginal and cervical prolapse
- Postnatal rehabilitation: perineal pain, haemorrhoids
- Physiotherapy after prostatectomy
When interviewed carefully, women who come for pelvic floor physiotherapy because of pain notice that they also have other pelvic floor conditions (as described here).
Pain affects the mental and physical condition, the woman becomes more tired and irritable.Research has shown menstrual or ovulation pain to increase the risk of migraine.
With a drug therapy it is often necessary to increase painkiller doses.Hormonal therapy on the other hand merely conceals the problem as it fails to eliminate its causes.
Physiotherapy removes pressure on nerves and restores natural relaxation of pelvic floor muscles, and this is how it brings a long-lasting effect of eliminating pain.It may happen that, as a “side effect” of such therapy, the patient’s hormonal cycle becomes regular.