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Pelvic floor physiotherapy

Pelvic floor physiotherapy is used to treat various kinds of pelvic floor dysfunctions in both men and women. Such dysfunctions, which may, for instance, manifest as incontinence or intercourse pain, can cause significant problems in everyday life.

The most common types of pelvic floor dysfunctions are incontinence, pelvic deposition, pelvic pain and cramps, vaginal discomfort and bowel problems. Pelvic floor physiotherapy is also used before and after various kinds of gynaecological (TOT/TVT, deposition surgery) and urological surgical procedures (prostate shaving, radical prostatectomy) as well as during pregnancy and after childbirth.

During pelvic floor physiotherapy, the pelvic floor muscles are rehabilitated. EMG biofeedback is used to support the treatment and measure the muscles. In addition, electrical stimulation is used to identify the pelvic floor muscles and in cases where the muscles are weak. Electrical stimulation can also be used to treat overactive bladder or bowel, or pelvic floor pain. The therapy also aims to strengthen other trunk muscles, such as the deep abdominal and back muscles. If the patient suffers from pain, trigger point therapy and stretch therapy are also part of the treatment.

The goal of the physiotherapy is to help the patient identify and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and thereby relieve the symptoms. Physiotherapy also gives the patients tools for handling problems which might be limiting their overall performance and social lives. Thus, it improves their quality of life. We offer advice and guidance on, for instance, diet, weight management, sexual problems and suitable exercise.


Instructions

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Make an appointment by calling 09 7750 800. You can also make an appointment online or at the reception desk of any Diacor medical centre. When making your appointment, please let us know that you wish to see a physiotherapist who specialises in pelvic floor dysfunction.

  • You can also book an appointment in our online booking system. Our pelvic floor physical therapy-oriented physiotherapists are listed below under the section Experts.
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If you have previously received treatment elsewhere, please bring any relevant test results and case histories with you.

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Please arrive on time for the first appointment, so you have time to fill Diacor physiotherapy preliminary information form. You can get the form at the reception when signing in.

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Welcome to Diacor!

Expenses

The price for pelvic floor physiotherapy is determined based on the amount of time required, and a 60-minute appointment costs 82 €. However, a doctor's referral for physiotherapy entitles you to a small Social Insurance Institution (Kela) reimbursement. An administrative fee of 16 € is charged once for each series of treatments. 

Medical centres

Herttoniemi

Suunnittelijankatu 2 (Silkkikutomo building)
00880 Helsinki

Monday - Friday 7.30-17
   
   
30.4.-1.5. Closed
25.5. Closed
   
   

Ruoholahti Physiotherapy

Tallberginkatu 2
00180 Helsinki

Monday - Thursday 7.30-20
Friday 7.30-16
30.4.-1.5. Closed
24.5. 7.30-16
25.5. Closed

Experts

Malmisalo Tiina

Physiotherapist

Physiotherapist, Sexual Counsellor