Laura has recently finished upskilling in the area of pelvic health and she is now a qualified Pelvic health Physiotherapist.
Pelvic health includes both males and females – Males have pelvic floors as well!
If you are experiencing any discomfort or issues in the pelvic area, get in touch with Fox Physio for an appointment.
More than one million kiwis’ have continence issues!
UP to 80% of women will leak during pregnancy and 30% of women will continue to leak after childbirth.
At least 95-99% of men will leak after prostatectomy (Prostate removal surgery).
GOOD NEWS …It is very treatable – the success rate is over 80% with correct pelvic floor muscle exercises supervised by a specialist physiotherapist in pelvic health.
What to expect in your appointment:
We recognize that seeking care for a pelvic health issue can take a lot of courage.
At your first visit, you will meet 1:1 with your pelvic health physiotherapist for 60 minutes. This will give you time to share your story, explain your goals, and be truly heard. Your physiotherapist will listen, ask questions, then take some time to evaluate your body and check how you are functioning.
This evaluation may include, with your informed consent, an internal assessment of the pelvic floor muscles. You are in full control of that process and have the freedom to decide if you want to have an internal assessment. If you have questions or concerns, please talk to your physiotherapist about these – we are here to help and make you feel comfortable through this journey.
Once the physical assessment is complete, your physiotherapist will share her thoughts and answer any questions you have.
Your physiotherapist will tailor an individual treatment plan to suit your specific needs, which may include one or more of the following: education, pelvic floor and pelvic muscle exercises, relaxation techniques, bladder and bowel training, specific exercise rehabilitation, home management plans for ongoing treatment.