PHYSIOTHERAPY OF THE PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLES
The pelvic floor is located between the pubic symphysis and the coccyx and supports passive and active vital organs such as the intestine, bladder, urethra, genitals, ensuring fecal and urinary continence and contributing to sexual function as well as stability of the lumbar region.
The pelvic floor is a complex musculoskeletal structure that consists of striated muscles (pelvic floor muscles), ligaments, fascia and a group of important nerves. When these muscles malfunction, they can cause bowel symptoms (constipation, bowel incontinence, rectal prolapse), bladder symptoms (urinary incontinence), or pain.
Pelvic floor muscle physiotherapy can help patients suffering from constipation or incontinence regardless of the primary injury, contributing significantly to the overall therapeutic approach of these patients.
The rehabilitation team, which consists of physiotherapists specializing in pelvic floor injuries, evaluates the functional and supportive capacity of the pelvic floor muscles and determines the treatment plan for each patient individually.
The treatment program includes:
Exercises to strengthen and relax the pelvic floor muscles
Bladder and rectal retraining
Deep massage when necessary
Exercises to improve the general physical condition of the patient
The implementation of an effective treatment plan plays a special role in improving or restoring the functionality of the pelvic floor muscles, contributing significantly to the control of urine voiding and bowel movements. This improves self-confidence, psychology and the ability to socialize, offering young patients and their parents a better quality of life.