Pelvic floor physiotherapists help women rehabilitate their pelvic floor muscles. These muscles can be weakened by childbirth, surgery, heavy lifting, being overweight, constipation or menopause. The pelvic floor muscles support the womb (uterus), bladder and bowel (colon), forming a ‘sling’ from the pubic bone at the front to the tailbone at the back. If the muscles are weak, this can affect bladder and bowel control, resulting in incontinence (leakage) or prolapse.
Post Stroke Physiotherapy
Depending on the severity of the stroke, rehab can be done intensively on a one-to-one basis with a physio, or as part of a group circuit class with other stroke patients. This is a supportive environment where the patients can see that everyone is working to achieve their own health and mobility goals. Once patients are back at home, it’s important they keep up their physio rehab to ensure their strength and balance is maintained and they are not at risk of falls.
The importance of rehabilitation after an orthopedic surgery is almost impossible to overstate. Simply put: a program of stretching, conditioning and strengthening can help to dramatically boost positive outcomes. When it comes to your healing, a team approach simply works better. To put it simply, rehabilitation is a necessary part of the recovery process after orthopedic surgery.