Physiotherapy in Huddersfield

Pelvic Floor Problems Treatment Huddersfield

Pelvic floor / Bladder Problems – Embarrassing to Discuss!

Pelvic floor problems are more and more common these days and often too embarrassing to discuss! However at ProSport Physiotherapy Huddersfield we see these issues daily causing ankle, knee, shoulder and even achilles problems!!

What are the cause of Pelvic Floor Problems?

Pelvic floor exercises are part and parcel of giving birth nowadays with the instruction of ‘squeeze and hold’ every hour. Unfortunately due to amount of sitting we do everyday, the pelvic floor can sometimes be OVER-ACTIVE and actually TOO TIGHT. Therefore doing pelvic floor exercises will actually tighten the pelvic floor muscles further. This causes a massive imbalance in the core muscles and hence all sorts of problems.

Indeed some of the most tricky and complex cases that we have had in the clinic in the past month had been due to over-active pelvic floors. Complex cases such as persistent knee, ankle and sciatic pain that have failed many other forms of therapies and rehab programs and would only resolve completely once we reset and corrected the pelvic floor muscles relationship with the other core muscles. Once this was corrected, the peripheral joints were then able to do their own jobs and not have to JAM down and compress for stability every step!

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Do-It-Yourself Test Pelvic Floor – HOW?

While this exercise is not suitable for post natal patients in the first few weeks it is a very basic a simple test to check your own pelvic floor! Perform a plank exercise while inhaling for 2 seconds, exhaling all the way out for 6 seconds, on the exhalation hold muscles around the pelvic floor in as if to stop yourself from going to the toilet. If this makes the exercise even easier or just the same take note.

Now on the exhalation do the opposite and let the muscles relax or ‘wee out’ gently but not literally! If this action now makes your abdominal muscles work even harder and it is a lot harder for you to do your plank exercise while exhaling then this may indicate that your pelvic floor muscles are indeed over-active for your core muscles!

If the opposite happened and holding your ‘wee in’ then the pelvic floor may actually be inhibited and doing pelvic floor exercises straight after releasing a specific tight muscle might be warranted! Post natal mothers can do this exercise by simply lying on their back with the knees in the air like the picture below while performing the exhalations as described above!

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Elite Sports Injuries Testimonials

  • "Dave is a top class Physiotherapist who has got me back from numerous injuries always weeks earlier than expected. Dave's hands on treatment approach is one of the best I have ever experienced. Highly recommended"

    Paul O'Connell
    Paul O'ConnellMunster Rugby, Ireland and British and Irish Lions
  • "Pro Sport are professionals who take the greatest pride in their work. Their hands on approach to treatment and rehabilitation has helped me to not only be healthier and a more durable athlete but aided in improving  my athletic performance."

    Jamie Peacock
    Jamie PeacockLeeds Rhinos and England
  • "Top class physiotherapists who I would highly recommend and indeed have recommended to family and friends!"

    Eorl Crabtree
    Eorl CrabtreeHuddersfield Giants and England Rugby League
  • "I ran 4 Marathons in 4 Weeks for the Laura Crane Trust Charity Huddersfield with the help of PRoSport Physiotherapy Huddersfield. They have a unique approach with great hands on treatment. I would highly recommend them to anyone for both Sports Massage or anyone in pain!"

    Keith Senior
    Keith SeniorLeeds Rhinos and Great Britain

Non Elite Sports Injuries Testimonials

  • “I have seen Dave O’Sullivan on several occasions over the last few years and I have always been 100% satisfied by the work he has done and the exercises and advice he has given. In fact, I am often amazed by the way he can work out what is causing what and how to put it right. Usually only 2 or 3 visits are needed, plus exercises done at home. I completed my first marathon 3 years ago, largely due to his expertise – I could hardly walk a week before race-day. I would definitely recommend Pro Sport Physiotherapy (and have done!)”

  • “Just thought i would drop you a line to let you know how im getting on with the stretches and the core work that you suggested. I have been doing these for around an hour to an hour and a half each day since i saw you, the difference i have found is massive. Its hard to explain how i feel whilst running and cycling now, it just feels like my body is more planted. The cyclo cross is finished now, i done my first fell race today on only six running sessions maybe not the best idea in the world however because of the excersises i have been doing my body felt stronger than it ever has. I have no technique at running downhill and would normally end up with a tight back doing that type of race where as this time no tightness. Thanks for all your help and advice”

    KennyCounty Durham
  • “The first time I saw Dave with chronic back pain I was struggling to walk properly when I went in but I walked out more or less back to normal, and this is a normal result for Dave. The treatments are different to any I’ve experienced but my whole posture, long term injuries and problems continue to improve. Although some of the treatments are not pleasant the pain is well worth it for the results gained. If you need a physio go and see Dave and/or his colleagues.”

  • “5 years after breaking my leg and 3 surgeries later, Dave O’Sullivan was recommended to me after I received NHS physio where I was told I was a lost cause! Dave’s work is fantastic, I felt an improvement after the first visit and now feel better than ever. He explains everything, follows up the treatment with easy to follow videos and is a nice guy. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Dave!”

    Lucy Flockton, Wakefield
  • “A 140-mile round trip to visit Dave is well worth it as he’s restored my confidence to overcome injury, using techniques you will probably not encounter elsewhere. Dave’s manner is excellent, taking time to explain things simply and being available to clarify concerns. Many exercises prescribed are provided by video link with is far superior to the dodgy photocopied exercise sheets traditionally supplied as they ensure you can review and perform your rehab using good technique. In my opinion the ProSport experience is years ahead of the game as it adopts the advances being made in its field whereas regular Yellow Pages clincs stick to dated methods. A big plus is that Dave is also interested in getting you right.”

  • “I’d been struggling for the best part of a year with what I (and my old physio) thought was a damaged hamstring. I’d heard about Pro Sport and read about their Soft Tissue Release Techniques and thought I’d nothing to lose by trying a new approach. Thank goodness I did….. Darragh Sheehy correctly identified I actually had a partially trapped Sciatic nerve and set about “releasing” it…. That’s another way of saying pain…..but it really is “no pain, no gain”. After one session I left feeling considerably better. I ran at the weekend with a huge grin on my face……I was thinking “I’m back!” A few sessions later and following Darragh’s exercise regime I’d improved again and within a few months had a new 5k PB.”

  • “Pro Sport Physiotherapy are amazing! I was having trouble with my hip whilst running over a certain distance. Shane worked out within 15 minutes that a tiny set of muscles near scar tissue was preventing my glute and core from firing. I worked on my exercises for a week and returned to my next appointment to find I was cured. A couple of sessions followed to ease my aching muscles now they were working and I am now fully fit to run my first ever half marathon this autumn. I have recommended the company to anyone who will listen. They are professional, knowledgable, fast workers and friendly. 5 star service with a smile :)”

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