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Pelvic Floor Therapy in Singapore

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Welcome to PhysioMatters, one of Singapore's most established Physiotherapy clinics for pelvic floor muscle therapy for both women and men's health. Our experienced team is dedicated to empowering you to make informed decisions about your bladder, bowel and pelvic health treatment and management.

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Understanding Pelvic Floor Health

In Singapore, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction affects a significant number of individuals and can have a profound impact on their daily lives.
 

The pelvic floor is a complex system (a hammock like structure) of muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues located at the base of the pelvis. It plays a crucial role in supporting pelvic organs, such as your bladder, bowel, uterus (for females) and prostate for males. Your pelvic floor muscles assist in controlling bladder and bowel functions and facilitating sexual activity. However, various factors such as childbirth, aging, obesity, hormonal changes, trauma and or associated medical conditions can lead to pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. The more common pelvic floor muscle dysfunctions are urinary incontinence (leakage), bowel incontinence, flatulence (excessive wind loss) pelvic organ prolapses, pelvic pain, and sexual dysfunction for females and males. 

Types of Pelvic Floor Muscle Therapy:

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Physiotherapy

Our skilled physiotherapists have over 30 years combined experience in assessing and treating pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. Treatment may include an individualized pelvic floor muscle exercise, which may be for increasing your pelvic floor muscle strength, relaxation of your muscles or a more coordinated active pelvic floor muscle program. 

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Core Training

Core strengthening exercises are essential for improving pelvic floor muscle function and core stability. Our therapists will design a customized exercise program to target your core muscles and enhance overall pelvic floor muscle training and health.

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Diastasis recti, or abdominal separation, commonly occurs during pregnancy and may continue after childbirth. Our rehabilitation program focuses on restoring abdominal muscle strength and function to support pelvic floor muscle health.

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Incontinence Management

We provide comprehensive management strategies for urinary and fecal incontinence, including bladder training, pelvic floor muscle exercises, and behavioral modifications.

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Choosing the Right Therapy for You

Selecting the right pelvic floor muscle therapy option is crucial for achieving your health goals. Our experienced therapists will conduct a thorough assessment to identify your specific issues and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs. Factors such as the severity of symptoms, lifestyle preferences, and treatment goals will be taken into consideration to ensure optimal outcomes.

What to Expect During Therapy

At PhysioMatters your treatment journey will typically begin with a comprehensive assessment to evaluate your pelvic floor muscle function and identify any underlying issues. Based on the assessment findings, your therapist will develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your needs and goals.
 

Treatment may include a combination of pelvic floor muscle exercises, manual therapy, relaxation techniques, lifestyle modifications, and behavioral strategies. Throughout your therapy sessions, your therapist will monitor your progress closely and modify your treatment plan as you progress.

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Benefits of Pelvic Floor Muscle Therapy:

  • Improved bladder and bowel control

  • Enhanced sexual function and satisfaction.

  • Reduced pelvic pain and discomfort.

  • Increased confidence and quality of life

  • A stronger core and abdominal wall

  • Reduction in lower back pain and more

  • A more active lifestyle

FAQs about Pelvic Floor Therapy at PhysioMatters:

Is pelvic floor muscle therapy suitable for everyone? Typically, any person experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction such as: incontinence, pelvic organ prolapses, pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction and or pain with intercourse, it is essential to consult a healthcare professional to determine the most suitable specialist for you.

How long does it take to see improvements with pelvic floor muscle therapy? The timeline for experiencing improvements varies depending on factors such as the severity of symptoms, consistency with therapy exercises, and individual response to treatment. In many cases, noticeable improvements can be observed within a few weeks to months of starting pelvic floor therapy. Usually within 1-3 treatment sessions.

Are there any risks or side effects associated with pelvic floor muscle therapy? Pelvic floor muscle therapy is generally safe and non-invasive, with minimal risks or side effects when performed by qualified and trained Women's and Men's Health Physiotherapists. It’s essential to communicate any concerns and or if you experience any pain or adverse reactions post treatment sessions.

How often do I need to attend pelvic floor muscle therapy sessions? The frequency of pelvic floor muscle therapy sessions varies based on individual needs and treatment plans. Initially, sessions may be scheduled weekly or bi-weekly to assess progress and adjust interventions as needed. Over time, the frequency may decrease, as symptoms improve, and individuals become more confident in managing their pelvic floor muscle health.

Can I continue with other forms of exercise or treatment while undergoing pelvic floor muscle therapy? In most cases, individuals can continue with other forms of exercise or treatment alongside pelvic floor muscle therapy. However, it’s essential to inform your Physiotherapist about any additional activities or interventions to ensure they complement rather than interfere with your pelvic floor muscle therapy progress.

Will pelvic floor muscle therapy be covered by insurance? Coverage for pelvic floor muscle therapy varies depending on individual insurance plans and policies. Some insurance providers may offer partial or full coverage for pelvic floor therapy sessions, while others may require out-of-pocket payments. It’s advisable to check with your insurance provider regarding coverage options before starting therapy.

Can pelvic floor muscle therapy help with sexual dysfunction or intimacy issues? Yes, pelvic floor muscle therapy can be beneficial for addressing sexual dysfunction or intimacy issues related to pelvic floor dysfunction. Physiotherapists can provide education and specific exercises to improve pelvic floor muscle function, enhance sexual sensation, and alleviate pain or discomfort during intercourse.

What can I do at home to complement my pelvic floor muscle therapy sessions? Your Physiotherapist may provide you with exercises, stretches, or lifestyle modifications to complement your in-clinic sessions. Consistently performing these exercises at home can accelerate progress and enhance the effectiveness of pelvic floor muscle therapy.

How long does each pelvic floor muscle therapy session typically last? Pelvic floor therapy sessions typically last between 45 minutes to an hour, depending on the individual's needs and treatment plan. During this time and initial appointment, your therapist will conduct a thorough assessments, decide on a treatment plan for you and provide education on exercises and strategies to manage your pelvic floor muscle concerns.

Can pelvic floor muscle therapy help with pelvic floor issues during pregnancy? Yes, pelvic floor therapy can be beneficial for addressing pelvic floor muscle issues during pregnancy, such as pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse. Our therapists can provide guidance on exercises, positioning, and lifestyle modifications to support pelvic floor health throughout pregnancy and prepare you for childbirth. Pelvic floor muscle and perineal massage prior to delivery significantly reduces the risk of a perineal tear, an episiotomy and therefore enhance post-delivery recovery.

What should I wear to my pelvic floor therapy sessions? For pelvic floor therapy sessions, it's recommended to wear comfortable clothing that allows for ease of movement and assessment by your Physiotherapist. Loose-fitting clothing and or active wear is ideal, as it enables your therapist to assess and treat your pelvic floor muscles effectively.

Is pelvic floor muscle therapy suitable for men? Yes, pelvic floor muscle therapy is suitable for both men and women. While pelvic floor issues are more commonly associated with women, men can also experience pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, such as urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, and erectile dysfunction. Our therapists are trained to address the unique needs of male clients and provide specialized treatment options tailored to their specific.

Take the First Step Towards
Pelvic Floor Therapy

At PhysioMatters, we are committed to helping you achieve optimal pelvic health and pelvic floor muscle well-being. Our comprehensive approach to pelvic floor therapy ensures that you receive the highest quality care and support throughout your treatments with us.

Don’t let pelvic floor dysfunction hold you back – contact us today to schedule your appointment and take the first step toward a healthier, happier you.

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