Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Evaluate, prevent, treat

With pelvic floor physical therapy we can evaluate, prevent, treat, and improve the alterations that can occur in the pelvic floor area, both in women and in men.

The pelvic floor has the function of holding the pelvic organs (bladder and urethra, uterus and vagina; and rectum) in the correct position because their normal functioning depends on this.

When the pelvic floor is weakened, the structures it holds descend and therefore their function is altered.

A weakened pelvic floor can lead to urinary incontinence, discomfort, prolapse (descent of intra abdominal organs), back pain, and even sexual dysfunction.

The main factors that influence the weakening of the pelvic floor are:

  • Pregnancy, delivery and postpartum
  • Obesity
  • Impact sports
  • Chronic constipation
  • Chronic respiratory diseases
  • Smoking
  • Cynecological surgery
  • Menopause

The pelvic floor, during pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum, means a moment of vital change in which its assessment, prevention and, in case it’s necessary, treatment, can clearly influence a woman’s quality of life.

During pregnancy, the pelvic floor weakens due to the weight produced by the baby, which increases as the gestation advances and due to the laxity and relaxation of the muscles produced by relaxin, a hormone related to pregnancy.

During the delivery, the baby’s e produces a debilitation in the muscles and ligaments of the pelvic floor due to the distension that is produced when the baby passes through the birth canal. In addition to this, during the delivery, there are other factors that considerably increase the damage produced to the pelvic floor, like the use of instruments or the episiotomy.

At Matternitas, we offer specialized and personalized treatments and we help you in any situation in which your pelvic floor is the reason for a consultation or concern.

What do we treat?

  • Urinary, fecal and gas incontinence
  • Abdominal diastasis
  • Sexual dysfunctions (vaginism, dyspareunia)
  • Pelvic pain
  • Vaginal, bladder or uterine prolapse
  • Chronic constipation
  • Preparing the pelvic floor for delivery