Pelvic floor & Continence Phyisotherapy

At Adelpha Care we have a Qualified Physiotherapist Mary Scullion BSc Hons who specialises in the treatment of pelvic floor & continence issues.

Lift, laugh and exercise with confidence

Many women accept leaking or other pelvic floor dysfunction as a normal part of having children or getting older, however research has shown that many of these conditions can be improved and often cured with a specific, individualised Physiotherapy programme. If you have any leakage or feeling of heaviness or discomfort around the vagina or pelvis particularly after having children don’t suffer in silence.

 Signs of a pelvic floor problem

 Common signs that can indicate a pelvic floor problem include:

  • accidentally leaking urine when you exercise, laugh, cough or sneeze
  • needing to get to the toilet in a hurry or not making it there in time
  • constantly needing to go to the  toilet
  • finding it difficult to empty your bladder or bowel
  • accidentally losing control of your bladder or bowel
  • accidentally passing wind
  • a prolapse

In women, this may be felt as a bulge in the vagina or a feeling of heaviness, discomfort, pulling, dragging or dropping.

  • pain in your pelvic area, or
  • painful sex 

1 in every 3 women who have had a baby suffers from some bladder leakage and up to 75% of women experience some degree of pelvic floor prolapse in their lifetime!  

Leaky bladder? Common but not NORMAL 

Mary Scullion is a Physiotherapist with specialist interest in treating women’s and men’s pelvic health and musculoskeletal dysfunction. An integrated whole body holistic approach is used for your assessment and treatment to provide the best possible outcome. 

Physiotherapy services include treatment and management of:

 Bladder Issues

  ·Stress incontinence (leakage with cough, sneeze, running)

  ·Urgency 

  ·Frequency 

  ·Pre/post op rehabilitation 

 Bowel Dysfunction

  ·Faecal incontinence/urgency

  ·Constipation

  ·Obstructive defecation due to prolapse, anismus, puborectalis muscle overactivity 

 Pelvic Organ Prolapse

  ·Non-operative management

  ·Pre/post-operative rehabilitation 

 Pelvic pain

  ·Vulvodynia

  ·Vaginismus

  ·Dyspareunia – pain with intercourse

  ·Musculoskeletal conditions (Pubic Symphysis and Sacroiliac  Dysfunction)

  Antenatal

  ·Musculoskeletal pain including hip and pelvic pain

  ·Abdominal separation 

 Postnatal

  ·Perineal tears

  ·Abdominal muscle separation

  ·Low back pain

  ·Pelvic floor retraining

  ·Scar/tear management and rehabilitation

  ·Programs for return to exercise