Are you looking for an experienced English-speaking physiotherapist specialising in pelvic floor dysfunctions in Barcelona?

Pelvic floor dysfunctions are common and uncomfortable but can be treated with a physiotherapist. Physiotherapy has a therapeutic and preventive role in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunctions, such as incontinence, chronic pelvic pain, and sexual dysfunctions.

Physiotherapy also strategically accompanies women during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum recovery, aiming to improve the quality of life of patients.

At Turó Park Medical Clinic, our team of physiotherapists welcomes you to our international clinic to treat a range of different pelvic floor disorders.

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What is the pelvic floor?

The pelvic floor is the set of muscles located in the lower abdomen and pelvis that are responsible for continence and support of the pelvic organs, as well as stabilising the lower back and posture.

These muscles act as the support structure keeping everything in place within your body, including your bladder, uterus and vagina (women) or prostate (men) and the rectum. 

Without the presence of this dysfunction, a patient will have no problem regarding continence because your body tightens and relaxes its pelvic floor muscles accordingly.

What are the principal symptoms of a pelvic floor dysfunction?

Pelvic floor dysfunctions are common and characterised by the inability to correctly relax and coordinate your pelvic floor muscles to urinate or have a bowel movement. 

Symptoms include:

  • Constipation, 
  • Straining to defecate, 
  • Having urine or stool leakage 
  • Experiencing a frequent need to pee
  • Pain during sex for women

Amongst the initial treatments is pelvic floor physical therapy, carried out by physiotherapists to slowly regain control over your muscles.

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Our English-speaking physiotherapists welcome you for the treatment of your pain and the rehabilitation of your injuries.


Pelvic floor dysfunctions treated by physiotherapy

Some of the pelvic floor dysfunctions that can be helped by physiotherapy in women and in men are:

  • Urinary incontinence, faecal incontinence or gas incontinence
  • Urinary urgency, hyperactive bladder
  • Organ descent (prolapse of the uterus, bladder or rectum)
  • Pelvic pain, acute or chronic back pain
  • Constipation
  • Dysmenorrhoea
  • Coxigodynia
  • Abdominal diastasis
  • Sexual dysfunctions (painful sexual intercourse - dyspareunia, vaginismus, erectile dysfunction)
  • Prostate disorders and treatments
  • Alterations and treatments of the prostate gland

In pregnant women, physiotherapy can be used during pregnancy and in the pre- and postpartum period for the treatment of caesarean or episiotomy scars, hyperactive bladders and many other common changes that occur during and after pregnancy.

In children, physiotherapy treats fecal inconpressions, enuresis, overactive bladder and uncoordinated urination syndrome.

Find solutions to your pelvic floor dysfunctions in physiotherapy: what happens in a consultation?

To find out if a pelvic floor physiotherapy treatment is recommendable, the health professional will conduct an interview with the patient, a physical examination and a functional assessment of the pelvic floor.

After the assessment, the physiotherapist establishes treatment objectives and selects pelviperineal re-education techniques adapted to each case in order to personalise the treatment and achieve maximum benefits.

In this, the therapist will determine which muscles in your lower back, pelvis and pelvic floor are really tight and teach you exercises to stretch these muscles so their coordination can be improved.

Non-surgical physiotherapy techniques are used, such as:

  • Manual therapy, myofascial therapy
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Teaching of exercises to facilitate dilatation and postures for expulsion
  • Muscle training
  • Manual lymphatic drainage
  • Perineal massage
  • Behavioural training of voiding routines § Electro-stimulation
  • Electrostimulation
  • Pain relief currents (TENS)

We offer pelvic floor physiotherapy treatments focused on health, adapted to the needs of each person. Our main objective is your improvement and well-being.

Our English-speaking physiotherapist specialised in perineal rehabilitation

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Our answers to the most frequently asked questions about perineal rehabilitation

Is perineal dysfunction hereditary?

It is not a genetic disease, but it can be hereditary. If you are concerned about the occurrence of this common disorder, especially before pregnancy, physiotherapy can be a preventive measure.

Does pregnancy cause perineal dysfunction?

Pelvic floor problems are common after pregnancy. Especially if you have been in labour for a long time and have put a lot of strain on your pelvic floor muscles.

Can men suffer from perineal dysfunction?

Yes, many men suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction, which by its nature can co-exist with many other conditions affecting men, including :
  • Male urinary dysfunction
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Prostatite

What makes pelvic floor dysfunction worse?

The best thing you can do to improve your condition is to keep exercising. It is also important to drink plenty of water every day and eat a healthy diet.