I have bladder / bowel / other women’s health concerns

Your KEMH doctor may refer you to Physiotherapy for bladder, bowel or pelvic concerns.

Some common complaints include:

  • Needing to rush to the toilet (urinary or faecal urgency)
  • Bladder or bowel leakage (urinary or faecal incontinence)
  • Difficulty emptying the bladder or bowel
  • A feeling of heaviness/dragging in the vagina or noticing a lump or bulge vaginally
  • Pain with intercourse

In conjunction with the medical team, Women’s Health Physiotherapists can assist in the management of these symptoms. They will perform a full detailed assessment and formulate a treatment plan to help you achieve your goals. Treatment options vary for these conditions, based on the findings of the physiotherapist and your preferences, but could include things like bladder training, pelvic floor strengthening, education and manual therapy.




Do I have a prolapse? video

Do I have a prolapse? video (external site)

Pelvic floor video

Pelvic floor video (external site)

Good bladder and bowel habits: postnatal care video

Good bladder and bowel habits: post natal care video (external site)

Squatty potty video

Squatty potty video (external site)

Useful sites

Jean Hailes: Pelvic floor Strength (external site)

Pelvic Floor First: Working your pelvic floor (external site)

Pelvic Floor First: 10 step guide to putting your pelvic floor first (external site)

Last Updated: 17/12/2021