Pelvic physiotherapy for women

Pelvic floor complaints are common in women. Complaints occur when urinating, defecating, sexual functioning and after having children.

The pelvic physiotherapist works via direct access (you do not need a referral and you can make an appointment yourself) or on a referral from a gynaecologist, urologist, internist or general practitioner.

Complaints and questions that you may have and for which you have come to the right place at a pelvic physiotherapist are:

  • Complaints when urinating

    • Incontinence*;
    • Not being able to urinate empty;
    • Peeing small amounts;
    • Regularly recurring urinary tract infections;
    • Having to urinate very often.
  • Complaints when defecating

    • Constipation;
    • Hemorrhoids or fissures that can cause pain;
    • Other pain with stool;
    • Help with IBS or IBS, ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease
  • Complaints of stool incontinence

    • Not being able to hold up and losing stools;
    • Flatulence;
    • Leakage of fluid from the anus;
    • Loss of 'placards' of stool (small droppings that stick in the buttock crack).


Inability to hold urine (incontinence) is very common. It can have a negative impact on your life, while the problem can be easily and effectively solved with therapy. Therapy is therefore reimbursed from the basic package.

Incontinence often occurs after childbirth. Incontinence is also common in young women when the pelvic floor is very tense. Too much pressure can then no longer be dealt with adequately and the bladder overflows.

Incontinence in older women often has to do with damage that once occurred, for example during childbirth. When the supporting tissue of the pelvic floor becomes less strong at a later age, you can start to lose urine.

Finally, incontinence can also occur when the bladder squeezes so hard that the pelvic floor can no longer hold it. This often happens in the same places and at predictable times. An example of this is shopping all afternoon and then having an uncontrollable urge when opening the front door.

Different forms of incontinence require different forms of treatment. The pelvic physiotherapist will map out the problems with you and adjust the treatment accordingly.

If you have complaints and you wonder whether the pelvic floor might play a role, you can of course always contact us.

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