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The outpatient pelvic floor rehabilitation

THE OUTPATIENT PELVIC FLOOR REHABILITATION

The outpatient pelvic floor rehabilitation centre aims to improve functioning of the pelvic floor muscle, weakened due to pathological damage. The objective of pelvic floor rehabilitation is to improve perineal efficiency to restore the sphincter and support functions of the affected area. Under normal conditions, this muscle group is activated: to ensure adequate urinary and faecal continence, maintain a satisfactory quality of sexual life in terms of vaginal sensitivity and orgasmic sensation, and to prevent genital prolapse.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Rectal, uterine or bladder prolapse
  • Post menopause
  • Post-surgery (haemorrhoid, hysterectomy, prostatectomy)
  • Constipation or faecal and/or urinary incontinence
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • After childbirth
  • Following caesarean section or other gynaecological procedures
  • Prenatal preparation

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EXPECTED RESULTS:

  • Absence of back pain by making the pelvis and perineum work properly
  • Aligned posture and less tension on the shoulders
  • Greater control of the muscles when sneezing or coughing, to avoid annoying leaks
  • Increased awareness about childbirth
  • Pre-surgical preparation for better post-surgical outcomes
  • Speed-up of post-surgical recovery times
  • Reduction of any post-surgical functionality losses
  • Recovery of sexual pleasure

The number of sessions is established after a first visit (physiotherapy counselling) and may vary from one to ten.

If the patient has a disorder in its early stages, group work may be proposed for “educational” purposes.

It should be stressed that during the rehabilitation treatment, patients are made aware of the correct movements to be performed during their daily activities, which they can continue to put into practice even when the treatment ends, to prevent any recurrence of the problem or new disorders.

Pelvic floor problems are mainly generated by the prolapse of the rectum, uterus and bladder, which affect women in particular, especially those who have given birth or have had an operation on the uterus or other gynaecological or proctologic surgery.

As for men, urological disorders, especially those affecting the prostate gland, have the greatest impact on the pelvic floor.