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:
·Stress incontinence (leakage with cough, sneeze, running)
·Pre/post op rehabilitation
·Obstructive defecation due to prolapse, anismus, puborectalis muscle overactivity
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
·Dyspareunia – pain with intercourse
·Musculoskeletal conditions (Pubic Symphysis and Sacroiliac Dysfunction)
·Musculoskeletal pain including hip and pelvic pain
·Abdominal muscle separation
·Low back pain
·Pelvic floor retraining
·Scar/tear management and rehabilitation
·Programs for return to exercise