Physiotherapy

Prolapse Physiotherapy In Geelong.

Pelvic organ prolapse refers to the downward movement of any of the pelvic organs. This means it can affect the uterus, bladder, urethra, rectum or bowel.

 

What can cause Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Commonly referred to as POP Pelvic Organ Prolapse is a common issue in fact it can be observed in up to 41-54% of women, although not all women are troubled by symptoms. POP occurs when pelvic organs like the bladder, uterus, or rectum bulge into the vaginal canal due to weakened pelvic floor muscles.

Prolapses are graded from stages 1 to 4.

Stage 1 and some stage 2 prolapses you may not feel, but usually women with stage 2-4 prolapses find themselves symptomatic.

There are a combination of environmental and genetic risk factors that can increase the likelihood of developing a prolapse, however typically the descent of pelvic organs happens due to overstretching or damaging ligaments, connective tissue and/or pelvic floor muscles which hold your organs in place.

This is common after a vaginal delivery however can also occur from something that creates too much pressure from above down onto the organs, like from regular bouts of constipation, years of coughing or even from a tight thorax and/or rib cage.

Pelvic organ prolapse has also been linked with:

  • Presence of a collagen-associated disorder such as hypermobility
  • Chronic pelvic floor stress and/or a labour intensive occupation
  • Aging
  • Nerve injury
  • Previous hysterectomy and/or pelvic reconstructive surgery
  • Damaged levator ani muscle

What we can do to help

Treatment for a Pelvic Organ Prolapse will look different for each person. This is dependant on the type of prolapse, the cause of the prolapse and any ongoing conditions or lifestyle factors an individual may have.

Research shows that you may be able to minimize the extent of the prolapse through:

  • Keeping healthy bowel habits
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Managing any chest conditions that may cause pressure and/or chronic cough
  • Seeking help with heavier physical tasks
  • Most importantly, seeing a pelvic floor specialist/women’s health physio

 

Your women’s health physio will be able to properly assess you for a prolapse, tell you what type, and to what stage or grade. Your physio will also be able to assess what condition your overall pelvic floor is in and search the rest of your body for any contributing factors, drawing on their professional expertise to tailor a unique treatment plan for your needs.

  

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where Are You Located?

Newtown
95 Nicholas Street, Newtown VIC 3220
We are located on Nicholas Street around the corner from Enzo Pennys butcher.

Is There Parking Available?

Newtown
There is plenty of parking in front of the building and along Nicholas Street.

Bannockburn
Large parking area located at the rear of the practice.

How Long Are Appointments?

If it is your first visit, please allow for 1 hour, except for 30mins for General Podiatry. You will be advised before your appointment through booking confirmation or staff as to how long it will be.

What Should I Bring With Me?

Along with yourself please bring any relevant imaging such as Xray’s, MRIs, Ultrasounds ect that you may have. Any referral you may have been given from Doctors or others. If you are seeing the Podiatrist please bring any relevant footwear, such as shoes you work in, run in, play sport in or is giving you pain. If you are able to wear or bring with you shorts or active wear, this will allow us to assess the lower limbs much more effectively.

How Can I Cancel My Appointment?

Cancellation Policy
We have a 24-hour cancellation and non-attendance policy. Please notify us as soon as you are able so we can offer the time to someone else. Failure to notify us of your cancellation may incur a $60 charge.

What Payment Options Are Available?

We have an onsite HICAPS machine to claim any Health Fund rebates for Physiotherapy and Podiatry (please check your health fund for rebates as each fund and level of cover is different). We are also able to claim GP referred care plans on site (please note there is a gap after a care plan rebate depending on your appointment).

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