Brought to you by BMI Ross Hall Hospital

We are often told of the importance of keeping the pelvic floor healthy … but most people probably don’t know exactly what, or where, the pelvic floor is. Or how it affects day-to-day life.

The pelvic floor consists of layers of muscle and other tissues stretching from the tailbone at the back, to the pubic bone at the front. These muscle layers are vital to support the bladder and bowel, holding them in place and helping to control their use. They also support the womb and help with sexual function.

If your pelvic floor muscles lose their strength and elasticity it can make life difficult. You may find yourself suffering from bladder or bowel incontinence, have an overwhelming urge to go to the toilet, or need to go to the toilet more frequently. You may also be in pain. 

Women may experience pelvic floor problems as a result of ageing, pregnancy and childbirth, stress, menopause or after strenuous activity or surgery.

What can be done?

To work effectively the pelvic floor needs to be able to contract and fully relax. Pelvic floor exercises can help improve incontinence problems by strengthening the muscles that support and surround the bladder and the bowel.

At BMI Ross Hall Hospital their specialist pelvic floor physiotherapists will create an individualised programme of pelvic floor exercises and ensure you are performing the exercises correctly.

Your pelvic floor physiotherapist will work with you to understand your goals and expectations, and will devise a treatment plan, which will vary in length depending on your condition.

Why choose BMI Ross Hall Hospital?

1. Appointment times to suit your schedule, usually available within 48 hours.

2. No waiting lists.

3. Fixed price packages with no hidden costs.

For more information

Fill out an enquiry form, email or call 0141 303 1405.