Physiotherapy for pelvic floor muscles
Correct exercises, relaxation, breathing techniques, and trainings are needed to permanently help with weak and flexible pelvic floor muscles that happen due to pregnancy, childbirth, gynaecological surgeries or menopause, or with perineal tears and related pains and movement issues.
Weak pelvic floor muscles often lead to urine leakage, incontinence, dull sex life, and other uncomfortable issues. Physiotherapist can improve the pelvic floor muscles, coordinate needed trainings, and give exercises to be carried out at home independently. If needed, a physiotherapist can assess the pelvic floor muscles with a quick and painless electromyography. It helps to find the right muscles that allow the patient to learn the correct exercises and techniques.
High-toned pelvic floor muscles can cause pain in the pelvic area, during intercourse, and also when touching the external genital organs. Physiotherapist teaches correct relaxing and breathing practices, uses manual therapy, and gives instructions on how to do exercises that release stress and ease the pain.
Physiotherapist can also show techniques that improve tissue mobility, if a woman suffers from perineal tears and related mobility issues and pains.
Women's health physiotherapist Helle Nurmsalu is on maternity leave from August 2018.