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Pelvic Osteopathy Essendon

We strive to provide a supportive, nurturing space for all women to live the lives they strive for free from pain and discomfort.

Pelvic Osteopathy in Essendon

Our Pelvic floor is an area of the body that lots of people know they should
care for, but do you know what that really involves?

 

The pelvic floor us a group of muscles, ligaments, fascia and other
connective tissue that sits on the bottom and inside of your pelvis and is
involved in lots of functions through the human body including
reproduction, continence management and sexual function.

 

Throughout our training as osteopaths, we are taught that structure and
function are reciprocally related – meaning a change in one can affect the
other.

 

This also applies to osteopathy superficially on the pelvic floor.

 

It is not just the muscles we look at – it is the pelvic alignment, pressure
management systems, posture, hormonal changes, chronic
coughing/sneezing, chronic straining from constipation, frequent heavy
lifting, and poor abdominal support/bracing. 

 

Pelvic floor dysfunction can have a significant impact on an individual’s physical, emotional, and social well-being. As pelvic floor therapists, we strive to empower individuals by creating a safe and supportive environment to address their concerns. By raising awareness, providing education, and normalizing discussions about pelvic floor health, we aim to break the stigma associated with pelvic floor dysfunction.


Our practitioners are specially trained in both external and internal
treatment of the pelvic floor, and can help you achieve your goals with
realistic aims and supportive advice.

 

To find out more speak to our friendly team today!

Pelvic Osteopathy Essendon

Musculoskeletal Pelvic Floor Functions

There are both superficial and deeper tissue which has a few main functions including:

Support - maintaining support for the pelvis and lumbar spine against gravity and intra-abdominal pressure changes, as well as internal support for the pelvic organs .

Stability – stabilising the spine, pelvis and hips, as well as movement preparation.

Non- musculoskeletal functions of the Pelvic Floor

Sexual Function – mobility, sensation and orgasm.

Respiration – works in conjunction with diaphragm to breathe efficiently.

Venous/Lymphatic Pump – helps prevent pelvic congestion.

Sphincter Control – voluntary control of the openings of vagina, rectum and urethra, pertinent to maintaining urinary and faecal continence.

Symptoms of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Some signs and symptoms that you may have a pelvic floor dysfunction
can include:

Lower back pain, pelvic pain, coccyx pain and sacroiliac pain.

Urine leakage with activities such as coughing or sneezing.

Inability to hold in wind.

A sensation of a bulge at the vaginal opening, or heaviness/dragging into the vagina.

Pain during intercourse.

We can also advise on specific stretching or strengthening exercises, as well as things to avoid or provide education about chronic pain management.

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