Pelvic Organ Prolapse

What is pelvic organ prolapse?

Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the muscles and tissues that support the pelvic organs weaken, leading to the descent or bulging of one or more organs into the vaginal wall. Common organs involved include the bladder, uterus, and rectum. This condition can result in discomfort, pressure, and various other symptoms.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse may include a feeling of fullness or pressure in the pelvic region, discomfort or pain during intercourse, urinary issues such as incontinence or urgency, and difficulty with bowel movements. Some individuals may also experience visible bulging in the vaginal area.

How can physiotherapy help?

Physiotherapy plays a crucial role in managing pelvic organ prolapse by:

  • Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation: Targeting specific exercises to strengthen pelvic floor muscles.
  • Education: Providing information on bladder health, fluid management, and lifestyle changes.
  • Manual Therapy: Hands-on techniques to address muscle tension and promote relaxation.
  • Biofeedback and Electrical Stimulation: Using technology to help individuals gain better control over pelvic muscles.
  • Tailored Exercise Programs: Designing personalised routines to address individual needs and symptoms.
  • Breath work/control of intra-abdominal pressure

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