The pelvis is the bony structure between the legs and spine. The pelvic floor is the group of muscles that form the bottom of the pelvis. The pelvic floor muscles attach to your tail bone and pubic bone and are comprised of the levator ani muscles, which include the pubococcygeus, puborectalis, and iliococcygeus muscles. These muscles can be damaged after childbirth. Likewise, they may be weakened as a result of aging and menopause. This results in a significant number of women in Singapore requiring physiotherapy.
The pelvic floor muscles:
Pelvic floor rehabilitation or re-education is not only about pelvic floor exercises. After a thorough assessment by our expert therapists, a treatment plan will target your current problem and identify underlying causes. Treatment modalities vary according to your needs and may include relaxation and/or strengthening pelvic floor exercises, manual therapy, biofeedback, electrotherapy, and advice.
Women’s health physiotherapy treatment methods such as pelvic floor rehabilitation by trained therapists has proven to be effective in treating and preventing many conditions.
The main goal of pelvic floor rehabilitation by our therapists is to help you regain a functional pelvic floor and to resolve the symptoms associated with dysfunctional pelvic floor muscles.
Treatment consists of:
At the Women & Children Centre Clinic, our women’s health physotherapists can assist you with managing your symptoms and improving the function of your pelvic floor.
Pelvic floor rehabiliation with our therapists includes physical strengthening and/or relaxing of the muscles of the pelvic floor to aid in the improvement of core stability and control over urination, bowel movements, and sexual function.
Consult our pelvic floor therapists if you have the following symptoms:
Generally, most patients enjoy a good success rate and experience an improved quality of life after treatment by our pelvic floor therapists. However, the efficacy is dependent on the severity of the condition treated.
Most experts recommend visiting your pelvic floor therapist once a week for a period of eight weeks. But it has to be noted that the treatment duration will change from person to person depending on the diagnosis, severity of the dysfunction and your individual goals.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact us for an assessment with our pelvic floor therapists as you may need treatment.
Though the exact cause remains unclear, a number of studies have linked pelvic floor problems to conditions or events that weakens the pelvic muscles and supporting connective tissues.
The therapist (Maureen) was great. Very experienced, patient and caring, made me feel very comfortable throughout the entire 4 sessions I had with her. Will definitely recommend her to anyone who needs such therapy. The counter staff are very responsive, friendly and efficient. Understanding and prompt in accommodating requests to make changes to appointments. Prompt service and zero waiting time during all my 4 sessions there. Overall, excellent standard of care and service. Keep up the good work!
Thanks to physiotherapist Maureen’s patience, understanding and expert guidance, I was able to make significant progress in my condition over three sessions! Most of all, her empathy, assuring presence and listening ear helped me to feel understood, comforted and supported in my anxieties. Will fully recommend the clinic and Maureen as a wonderful community resource for women & children issues.
So far good experience. Dr Maureen is nice and friendly so I didn't feel awkward throughout. She's also knowledgeable and prioritize my comfort. The receptionist is pleasant as well. Overall, I feel cared for and safe to have my womanly issues treated at their clinic
I was referred by my gynac for my pelvic gridle pain. I have been working with Maureen and I'm super delighted with the way she has been handling my issue. She is extremely patient and explains well. I have been to physios earlier but never really seen satisfying results; this is the first time I feel it's worth it cause I'm able to see how it is making a difference. I still have a few sessions to go but I'm glad I signed up and I look forward to my appointments. There is no hard selling, and the reception staff is super warm and helpful. Overall, very good experience.
I’m happy with my overall experience consulting this clinic through Maureen. She educated me well about vaginismus and go through with me patiently with all the FAQs in my head. I’m progressing now with her guidance and support. Thank you.
I've been seeing Ms Maureen for my pelvic floor after birth and she has been great in showing me exercises to strengthen my weak pelvic floor after my third birth. Ms Maureen takes time to explain the anatomy to me which makes it easier for me to follow and excel the exercises. I always look forward to the appointments with her as she is also such an amazing person to chat with. Also, the ladies at the front desk are very friendly and approachable. Love coming to this clinic!
Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Very easy to make an appointment too. The physiotherapist is very knowledgeable and kind. Will definitely come back to complete all my sessions.
I was referred by my gynae to WACC and the physiotherapist, Maureen helped with the weakening of my pelvic muscles post delivery. Maureen is extremely knowledgeable and patiently explained the exercises that would help improve my condition. It has certainly helped and I can see improvement in strengthening the pelvic muscles.
Maureen was able to accommodate my urgent session and helped relieve my pain tremendously.
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