Hospital Particular AlvorOver 1H30
Hospital Particular Gambelas00h03m
Hospital Particular da Madeira00h02m
Madeira Medical Center00h43m
Consists of an individualized and challenging intervention protocol, based on the physiology of exercise, with the aim of re-educating and rehabilitating the muscles of the perineum, through contraction, relaxation and stretching.
Initially, a specific and detailed assessment of the patient’s clinical condition is carried out. The protocol consists of 14 individual sessions (depending on the clinical condition), divided into 3 phases: teaching / body awareness, agility / muscle coordination and finally, muscle hypertrophy.
An electrostimulation and biofeedback device is used, through an intracavitary probe. This methodology allows a continuous objective assessment of the patient’s performance and evolution. In addition, other techniques, active and / or passive, can be used, such as:
Through these techniques, we seek to promote an improvement to the quality of life of patients, who have an active and responsible role in the evolution of their clinical condition.
THE MOST COMMON CONDITIONS/SYMPTOMS:
> Lower back pain/discomfort;
> Abdominal muscle seperation;
> Decreased ability/inability to contract the pelvic floor muscles;
> Posture changes (ligament laxity, centre of gravity alteration, joint instability);
> Urinary and/or faecal incontinence;
> Perineal pain and/or discomfort;
> Pain in the pubic symphysis and /or in the sacroiliac joints;
> Tissue trauma;
> Genital prolapse.
WHAT STRATEGIES ARE USES?
Varied techniques are used in physiotherapy such as: manual therapy; therapeutic exercise in order to increase well-being, muscle strength, improve posture and mobility, restore pelvic floor function; specific techniques for treating scars; teaches and re-educates patterns of behaviour; among others.
Through an individual assessment and the use of appropriate techniques, we seek to re-educate and restore pelvic floor function, health and well-being, increasing the quality of life of the woman.