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Incontinence Rehabilitation

Majority of the ladies who have incontinence or prolapsed issues suffer in silence. Most feel that their problems are part and parcel of being a woman and ageing. However, doing pelvic floor muscle exercises and making some lifestyle changes can either reduce or eradicate their problems altogether. While some ladies are able to learn how to do pelvic floor muscle exercise correctly from the internet, majority will benefit from guidance. A tailored exercise programme combined with targeted lifestyle advice by a physiotherapist trained in pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation will ensure optimal results.

Antenatal/Postnatal Classes and Rehabilitation

Antenatal Classes
Antenatal classes provide holistic antenatal education for couples expecting a baby. In four interactive sessions, we will demonstrate what exercises are safe and important to do during pregnancy, coping strategies to manage discomforts during labour as well as positioning and breathing techniques for effective pushing during labour.

Postnatal Classes
Physiotherapy postnatal class is available on the ward to educate mothers on how to prevent muscular and joint pain with simple stretches and good ergonomics while they take care of their newborn babies. Ladies who have musculoskeletal pain, large recti diastasis or incontinence are encouraged to see their doctors for a referral to see a physiotherapist.

Postnatal Assessment Clinic
Pelvic floor muscles are weakened post-delivery. It is therefore essential that mothers know how to protect and preserve their pelvic floor muscle function to reduce the risk of prolapse and incontinence in future. Postnatal Assessment Clinic (PAC) is a joint clinic by a Consultant Gynaecologist and physiotherapist to assess on the pelvic floor function post delivery. The aim of this clinic is to promote pelvic floor recovery through pelvic floor rehabilitation. Mothers who are identified to be at a higher risk of pelvic floor dysfunction (after instrumental delivery and bad perineal tears) will be strongly encouraged to attend follow up sessions in this clinic.