Continence and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy





Continence and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Continence and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy  services provided at Rathmines Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre are provided by Complete Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy. For more information about Complete Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy and how to make and appointment please click on the following link

Continence and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy involves the assessment and treatment of bladder, bowel and pelvic floor dysfunction in women, men and children. Anyone experiencing the involuntary loss of urine or faeces, urinary or bowel urgency, chronic constipation, trouble holding flatus, getting up at night more than twice, pelvic dragging or pelvic pain can benefit from Continence and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy. Incontinence affects more than 4.8 million Australians and can be embarrassing, distressing and socially isolating. Treatment involves pelvic floor strengthening, electrical stimulation, EMG Biofeedback training, bladder retraining, defaecation and voiding retraining, prolapse management, bed wetting alarms, diet, fluid and lifestyle modification.

Appointments are conducted in an individualized one-on-one manner in a private room. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Common conditions treated:

  • Stress incontinence
  • Frequency and Urgency
  • Faecal Incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Prolapse
  • Bed wetting
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Post-prostatectomy incontinence
  • Sexual pain

Some facts regarding Continence and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

  • 84% of women attending a Continence Physiotherapist to improve pelvic floor muscle strengthening will see improvements
  • Alarm therapy is the 1st line of treatment for bed wetting for children 6 years and older. Eileen and Karen can advise on the best method to do this.
  • Up to 34% of men who have prostate surgery report having incontinence 1 year later
  • Pelvic Floor Muscle re-education training hastens return to continence after radical prostatectomy
  • About 80% of those impacted by urinary incontinence can be cured or improved

Optimal improvement relies on the client being an active participant in the programme.

For further information on Complete Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy please click the following link: or call 02 4975-1311