A wonderful professional development session today was enjoyed with Pelvic Form Physiotherapy’s Amy Hansen discussing all things pelvic floor.

Did you know that:

  • 75% of women experience prolapse at some point in their life
  • 40% of men in their 40’s have erectile dysfunction (and this statistic increases by 10% for every decade).
  • It is estimated that 65% of women and 30% of men who visit the GP are affected by incontinence, yet more than two thirds don’t discuss it!
  • Pelvic pain, pain during intercourse and incontinence are not normal so see a physiotherapist for help.
  • Surgery is a last option and should only be considered after conservative management and physiotherapy.

There is a lot of evidence for physiotherapy management of incontinence, retention, defacation disorders, pelvic girdle pain, antenatal and postnatal care, cancer rehabilitation, pre and post prostatectomy and erectile dysfunction. The concern is people don’t come forward and seek help and often get referred to a surgeon before anything else.

You don’t need a referral to see a physiotherapist privately.

This topic needn’t be covered by a fig leaf ? as there is so much that can be done! Why not make the life changing changes conservatively! This topic needs a change in direction so don’t turn it away. Please go to Amy’s website and give her a call or send her an e-mail and help yourself or someone you know. www.pelvicformphysiotherapy.com.au