Pelvic organs are structures found in the pelvic cavity. They include the bladder, womb and bowel. Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the supporting structures of the organs and the pelvic floor muscles are weakened. Thus, one or more of the pelvic organs will descend from their normal position. This is a common medical condition and is treatable.
It includes the following:
Treatment also includes therapy for associated symptoms such as backache or incontinence.
These treatments may help to prevent worsening of the condition but will not cure the problem.
The physiotherapist will assess your condition through an interview and a physical examination.
Based on the findings, your physiotherapist will tailor therapy to suit your specific needs. The physiotherapist will review you on a monthly interval to monitor progress. You will be prescribed a home programme of pelvic floor exercises. You can stop treatment after you have achieved optimal results as determined by your physiotherapist.
The Rehabilitation Department offers a wide range of therapy services for both women and children. Our team of dedicated activity therapist, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech language therapists strive to deliver high quality specialised services to all patients.
Physiotherapy is the first line of treatment for some urogynaecological conditions like urinary and pelvic organ prolapses. Physiotherapy treatment is safe and non-invasive and it can be an option before surgery is considered. Patients are often referred to the physiotherapist by the gynaecologist or urogynaecologist.
Rehabilitation Department is located on Basement One of the Children's Tower, KK Women's & Children Hospital.
The information provided on this page does not replace information from your healthcare professional. Please consult your healthcare professional for more information.
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