Pelvic Floor

Pelvic Floor Clinic

Our pelvic floor clinic is led by Dr Kay Crotty, a leader in her field, published researcher and national and international lecturer in pelvic floor dysfunction. Referrals are received from leading Gynaecologists and Urologists, GP’s and by word of mouth. Patients to the pelvic floor clinic are drawn from all over London and the home counties

Pelvic Floor Muscle Training for Women

In women of all ages, dysfunction of the pelvic floor muscles muscle may result in urinary and/or faecal incontinence, prolapse, pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction. Typically, the muscle is damaged during childbearing, or can be overstretched due to being overweight, or due to repeated strain as occurs in chronic constipation or chronic cough

Pelvic floor physiotherapy aims to improve strength, co-ordination and timing of the pelvic floor muscle in order to provide greater support and closure force of the urethra and anus. Supervised pelvic floor muscle training has been shown to be effective in treating urinary and faecal incontinence and prolapse. Although very little research is available on chronic pelvic pain, in selected patients physiotherapy can be very useful

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Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy for Men

Pelvic floor physiotherapy for men is proven to be useful following prostate surgery which may have resulted in urinary incontinence. It has also been found to be useful for chronic pelvic pain in selected patients. Pelvic floor muscle exercises have also been found to be highly effective in the management of idiopathic erectile dysfunction i.e. dysfunction of unknown cause

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State of the Art

We are proud to be using state of the art
real-time ultrasound imaging. This type of equipment has only very recently been available in specialist centres and has revolutionised pelvic floor clinical practice. With this we are able to indirectly image the pelvic floor muscle in order to better teach correct muscle contraction technique.

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