Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Outpatient Facility
In Italy there are 10,000 people suffering from incontinence but the right therapies give a 70% chance of healing
Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation improves your life quality
The Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Outpatient Facility helps to fight urinary or bowel incontinence. These problems often bring shame and embarrassment as well as they limit the movement and autonomy freedom in many people.
Are you suffering from cancer symptoms such as prostate, cervical, bladder, or colorectal ones?
After healing from cancer, the recovery of normal functionality is one of our goals. Survival is increasing year after year, thanks to new therapies and surgical techniques. This leads to an increase in the population, which has to live with the results due to the therapies undertaken to eradicate cancer.
What can be the side effects of cancer treatments? Depending on the cancer pathology and its severity patients could develop urinary incontinence, sexual impotence, chronic pelvic pain, faecal bowel or gas incontinence, and chronic constipation caused by surgical treatment or radio, chemo or hormone therapy.
In order to relieve and in many cases cancel out some symptoms, physiotherapy can be used not only by teaching targeted and specific exercises to each patient but also offering the opportunity to return as much as possible to the daily life that was experienced before diagnosis.
Are you a new mom and with some small urinary leakage?
During pregnancy or after childbirth small urinary leakage can be a symptom of the pelvic muscles relaxation. When making moderate efforts losing a few drops of urine – such as lifting a weight, sneezing, coughing, running or laughing – should not be frightening, but it is not at all to be underestimated or neglected.
It is a disorder that manifests itself in the beginning with the uncontrolled spillage of a few drops of pee, but which can then worsen with time until it becomes a serious problem that limits the person’s freedom of movement and autonomy.
This is why it is important to take early action on symptoms by preventing any deterioration. Rehabilitation can provide valuable support to new mothers with specific treatments aimed at strengthening the pelvic muscles and with education to a proper lifestyle.
Do you have urinary leakage? Do you sometimes need to go to the bathroom?
The uncontrolled loss of urine is undoubtedly one of the disorders with the highest impact on relationships. Incontinence afflicts a very large number of people in the world of both sexes and all ages: women who have had one or more children, men and women who have had pelvic surgeries (hysterectomy, TVT, TURP) and menopausal women are particularly at risk.
The ailments that afflict these people are of different types and severity, for example the loss of urine during an effort (cough, sneezing, laughter, running, walking) or the urgent need to go to the bathroom without the possibility of postponing. The life of a couple or the daily routine then become dependent on the presence or not of a nearby bathroom or the use of the sanitary garrison, sometimes limiting the freedom of the individual who does not feel safe.
Again, targeted gymnastics, aided by the use of advanced equipment, can be the solution to the problem. LILT Space provides this support to those who wish to do so through the Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Facility.
Are you a sporty woman? Do you lose a few drops of urine while running or jumping? Do you need to use pantyliners or sanitary pads?
If what we want is to maintain fitness through high-level sport or amateur training, why shouldn’t we also take care of our pelvic muscles?
The most obvious consequence may be the more or less important loss of urine during athletic gesture, jumping or running. In addition, the continuous stress to which the abdominal cavity is subjected when we make a physical effort can help to produce a prolapse (or descent) of the pelvic organs such as vagina, bladder and rectum. A good pelvic musculature must combine resistance and elasticity in such a way that it is always able to support the abdominal cavity organs and to “cushion” the blows.
To make the pelvic floor durable and elastic it is necessary to train it with specific exercises, which will then have to be supplemented with the correction of posture and athletic gesture.
LILT Space is able to support you with a targeted and personalized therapeutic pathway, from teenage to adulthood and even into old age.
Do you suffer from irregular bowel functions such as constipation, involuntary gas leaks or stool soiling?
Gut health is fundamental to our overall well-being, from proper nutrition to the physiological performance of bodily functions. Some symptoms, which can mostly embarrass, are chronic constipation or on the other hand incontinence to intestinal gases or feces. They might easily seem like two independent problems without much in common, but in reality they can both relate to perineal muscle dysfunctions.
Years of poor eating habits, lifestyles or local surgeries can change your muscles to the point where you are unable to perform your task: supporting your pelvic organs and facilitating evacuation. To avoid worsening symptoms it is essential not to underestimate the warnings (for example to find the briefs slightly dirty or excessive effort in the evacuative thrust) and to intervene early with the pelvic floor rehabilitation.
The pelvic muscles exercises are a great way to regularize the evacuation, when done with the aim of strengthening and making the pelvic floor elastic. In addition to functional exercise, LILT Space uses special tools and equipments to increase awareness of the correct use of musculature, which we very often do not realize.
Do you experience pain in the groin/pelvic area or during sexual intercourse?
Why living in pain when it could be eradicated? When pain limits freedom of movement and life quality, you do not feel comfortable even more if it is located in the perineum area.
As always, it is not good to underestimate the symptoms but to act early so that the situation does not worsen. For example, some signs of something wrong in the pelvic area are: groin pain, the annoying sensation of a constant weight in the lower belly, the pain in the tailbone when sitting down or getting up from a chair, the pain during sexual intercourse or immediately after.
These symptoms may have triggers that may seem unrelated (recurring cystitis, periovulatory or perianal skin irritations, anal fissures, hemorrhoids, etc.), but which can trigger a reaction of pelvic floor muscles contraction that causes pain.
In all these cases manual and instrumental relaxation techniques become essential to prevent pain from worsening with the risk of chronicization. LILT Space is able again to provide for the patient’s needs through specific rehabilitation.
Why living with a chronic pain when it could be eradicated?
When pain limits freedom of your movements and quality of life, you do not feel comfortable, even more if it is located in the perineal area.
As always, it is good not to underestimate the symptoms and act early so that the situation does not worsen. For example, some signs of something wrong in the pelvic area are groin pain, the annoying sensation of a constant weight in the lower belly, the pain in the tailbone when sitting down or getting up from a chair, the pain during sexual intercourse or immediately after.
These symptoms may have triggers that may seem unrelated (recurring cystitis, periovulatory phase or perianal skin irritations, anal fissures, haemorrhoids, etc.), but which can trigger a pelvic muscle contraction as reaction that causes pain.
In these cases, it is essential to intervene with manual and instrumental relaxation techniques to prevent pain from worsening with the risk of a chronicity condition. LILT Space is again able to provide for the patient’s needs through specific rehabilitation.
When is pelvic floor rehabilitation necessary?
We can easily detect when something changes; think about urinary incontinence, we know that it is frequent both in men and women of any age. It comes as small urine leaks that occur after small efforts: just a sneezing, a laugh, a cough or even during dancing or running.
These losses slowly worsen often over the years, but in women they can be present both during the first pregnancy and in the postpartum.
Concerning bowel incontinence, in addition to small fecal losses (soiling) we must consider gas incontinence.
What does it consist of?
Qualified physiotherapists, following the physiotherapist’s directions, diversify and implement the intervention techniques. The physiatrist conducts a preliminary clinical examination during which anamnestic information is collected. She performs an objective examination, identify any further investigations useful for a correct diagnosis and finally define a personalised therapeutic program.
What are the techniques and tools used at LILT Space?
There are mainly three techniques: pelvic-perineal kinesitherapy, biofeedback, functional stimulation.
Pelvic-perineal kinesitherapy is a muscle gymnastics; it consists of both exercises involving the lower limb musculature that delimits the pelvis (with functions of supporting the pelvic structures: urethra, bladder, uterus, vagina, rectum), and also of a correct respiratory act execution.
Biofeedback uses instrumentation that allows a selective pelvic floor muscles perception, permitting then to contract and release them correctly.
Functional stimulation is performed with equipment with small probes; the stimulation is not painful and aims to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor.
Who is it addressed to?
As partly anticipated, the rehabilitative opportunities offered in this facility are aimed at people (male and female) with even slightest disorders of urinary or bowel continence and in particular:
- women who have had one or more children
- young women who perform high-impact sports activities on the pelvic area (basketball, volleyball, tennis, athletics)
- women who have had pelvic surgery (hysterectomy) or have prolapse of the pelvic organs
- men who have had prostate surgery
- bowel disease (constipation and/or incontinence of intestinal gas)
Book your visit to Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Facility – LILT SPACE
Visits are on appointment.
You can book your visit by filling in the form 24 hours a day or by calling LILT Biella 0158352111
Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.