Image source: Tightly Wound an animated film about Vaginismus by Shelby Hadden & Sebastian Bisbal Key points Vaginismus is a condition characterised by the involuntary tightening of the pelvic floor muscles, the muscles around the opening of the vagina. Women struggling with vaginismus find any sexual activity that involves vaginal penetration painful…
In this article, I will explain what urinary incontinence is, what the main causes are and who is more at risk of developing it. I will also help to identify early signs of pelvic floor muscle weakness and talk about possible treatments.
Grace came to see me because she had been struggling with low back pain for a while, which had been recently aggravated and was preventing her from doing yoga.
What happens to the body during pregnancy? Why do some women experience pelvic girdle pain, low back pain and urinary incontinence during pregnancy? What can women do to prevent it?
Now that you know what a women’s health physiotherapist does, the question that follows is do you need to see one to help you with your symptoms? If you are struggling with symptoms such as the ones listed below, then you should consider seeing a women’s health physiotherapist. Bladder symptoms – peeing when sneezing,…
It seems that nowadays everyone is talking about the pelvic floor muscles and how important they are. But do you actually know what the pelvic floor is and why it is so important? Put simply, the pelvic floor is the group of muscles that join the front of the pubic bone to the coccyx (tailbone) at the base of the spine.
On my blog you can expect to read a lot of interesting and useful information about all the problems women spend their lives dealing with! This includes a long list of subjects I will be writing about including pelvic floor muscles, the bladder and bowels, sex, periods, pregnancy, childbirth and menopause.
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What does a women’s health physiotherapist do? This is by far the question I get asked the most and usually at the dinner table when I’m having a good time with friends. When I start to explain the long list of things we do, with a very open manner, some people find it embarrassing (usually men) and others find it very interesting (always women!) I must admit that prior to becoming a women’s health physiotherapist I used to feel very uncomfortable talking about things such as childbirth, bowel movements, periods and sex… but those days are long gone and I’m glad of it!