Pelvic Pain

Chronic Pelvic pain can be described as ongoing episodes of pain in the abdomen, pelvic region and pelvic floor, persisting for over 6 months. Commonly it can be associated with sexual pain or tampon insertion, bladder or bowel filling and emptying, or certain types of exercise.   

The causes of chronic pelvic pain are complex. Ongoing infections or inflammation to the area, sensitised nerves in the area and other psychosocial factors (fear, past experiences, general health, emotional responses to pain) can contribute to your pain.  

Which is why a thorough history taking of your symptoms and an extensive physical examination should be conducted to decipher all the driving factors to your pain.  

Once we have a good idea of the drivers of your pain, we will spend some time explaining these to you so you leave with a good understanding of your issue.  

Hands on treatment may involve: 

  • Release of thorax, ribs and abdominals 
  • Manual release of the pelvic floor muscles 
  • Re-training breathing coordination and education on how to down train the pelvic floor 
  • Defecation tips 
  • Discussion on vaginal dilators 

Sometimes conservative treatment only helps so much, in these situations we will refer you to a specialist.