Common Conditions

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Pelvic floor dysfunction and the conditions related to it are extremely common, but many people feel too embarrassed to seek help. The Pelvic Physiotherapist at our Nepean clinic can help you recover pelvic function and comfort.

Common Pelvic Conditions


An intense and often sudden physical urge to urinate or defecate that can be difficult to control. This causes a discomfort in your bladder, and can make it difficult to delay using the toilet.


If you find yourself waking up multiple times in the night to urinate, you may be suffering from Nocturia. Nocturia disrupts your sleep, and can be a sign of an underlying medical condition.


Constipation is the difficult and infrequent passage of hard stools. If you are going for more than 3 days without a bowel movement, you may be suffering from constipation.


Urinary Frequency is the need to urinate with a high frequency that disrupts your normal routine.


Incontinence is leakage of urine or feces that cannot be controlled. The severity ranges from occasionally urine leakage when coughing or sneezing, to an urge to urinate that's so sudden and strong you don't get to a toilet in time.

Chronic Pelvic Pain

Chronic pelvic pain can include any pain in or around the pelvic region that is present for three or more months with no physical diagnosis or medical explanation.

If you suffer from any of these conditions, pelvic physiotherapy can help! Contact us today to book a consultation, and get on the path to better pelvic health.

Other Common Conditions


Chronic pain in the vulva.

Pelvic organ prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse is when one or more of the pelvic organs (the bladder, uterus, or rectum) encroach on the vaginal space.

Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome

Pain or burning with a full or filling bladder, or with emptying the bladder.


A condition that affects a woman's ability to engage in vaginal penetration, such as sexual intercourse, insertion of tampons or menstrual cups, and the penetration during gynecological examinations (pap tests).


Difficult or painful sexual intercourse.

Persistent Low Back Pain

Pain in the low back that hasn’t been successfully treated with conventional physio.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

A disorder that affects the large intestine.


Menstrual pain or cramps that occur before or during menstruation.

Piriformis Syndrome

A condition in which the piriformis muscle, located in the buttock region, spasms and causes buttock pain. The piriformis muscle can also irritate the nearby sciatic nerve and cause pain, numbness and tingling along the back of the leg and into the foot.

Pudendal Nerve Irritation (Alcock Canal Syndrome)

An uncommon source of chronic pain, in which the pudendal nerve (located in the pelvis) is entrapped or compressed.


Nerve pain from irritation of the sciatic nerve.

Symphysis Pubis

Dysfunctin pain at the pubic bone.

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Pain at the sacroiliac joint.


Pain in the coccyx or tailbone area.

Diastasis rectus abdominis (DrA)

Separation of the rectus abdominus muscle, leading to a weakening of core function and strength.

Pregnancy-Related Pelvic/Low Back/Hip Pain

Low back, groin, pelvis pains, including carpal tunnel, water retention, numbness/tingling, related to pregnancy pregnancy.


A condition resulting from the appearance of endometrial tissue outside the uterus and causing pelvic pain.

Abdominal Surgery & Scar Tissue

If you have recently had surgery, or have scar tissue from a previous injury, a pelvic physiotherapist may be able to help you recover function and comfort.

Men's Pelvic Health

Post Prostatectomy Incontinence

Loss of urine commonly experienced after prostate surgery.

Erectile Dysfunction

The inability of a man to maintain an erection.

Pain After Urination or Ejaculation

There are a variety of issue that could cause pain after urination and ejaculation in men, many of which can be treated with pelvic physiotherapy.

Groin Pain Due to Hernia Surgery

If you are suffering from groin pain after a hernia operation, a pelvic physiotherapist can help.

Testicular Pain

Testicular pain and pulling as a result of sexual dysfunction.

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