Pelvic Floor Overview

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
Physio Alive offers a comprehensive pelvic floor physiotherapy service.  Lauren Locke has post graduate qualifications in this specialist field from Curtin University and provides individualised assessments and treatments for a range of pelvic floor conditions.

Conditions include:

  • Incontinence (urine, faeces, wind)
  • Overactive bladder symptoms (e.g. urgency, frequency, getting up multiple times overnight to urinate)
  • Prolapse (including conservative management and pre/post-surgical management)
  • Constipation/difficulties defecating
  • Vaginal/vulval or pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction/Painful intercourse
  • Ante/Post natal pelvic floor assessment and advice

Treatment Strategies
Conservative measures can be extremely effective for the management of many pelvic floor and bladder/bowel problems.

Examples of treatment strategies include:

  • Education regarding your presentation and management options
  • Pelvic floor muscle training (specfically designed for each individual and based on your abilities and needs)
  • Bladder training/Calming
  • Education regarding prolapse prevention and management
  • Education regarding correct voiding and defecation postures
  • Advice regarding optimal bladder and bowel habits
  • Safe exercise advice
  • Education regarding pain mechanisms and pelvic floor relaxation techniques
  • Manual therapy for the pelvic floor muscles

 

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About Lauren
Lauren Locke is a passionate pelvic floor physiotherapist. She has completed her Graduate Certificate and is currently working towards a Master’s degree in Continence and Women’s Health at Curtin University, is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association including the Continence and Women’s Health group and a member of the Continence Foundation of Australia. She is also a certified Pilates instructor.