A critical yet often neglected aspect of health, the pelvic floor, is finally receiving the spotlight in women’s health discussions. A myriad of conditions, ranging from urinary incontinence to prolapse, fall under the umbrella of pelvic floor dysfunction. These conditions can significantly impact a woman’s quality of life, affecting not just physical health but also emotional well-being.
Empowering Women Through Pelvic Floor Awareness: Insights from Saila Insua Lopez
In the evolving landscape of women’s health, the significance of pelvic floor awareness is gaining unprecedented attention and multiple evidence based treatments are now on offer. Leading the charge in this vital health conversation is Saila Insua Lopez, from Sydney’s WONDER Day Spa in Double Bay. She is a women’s pelvic health expert with a master’s degree in Pelvic Floor Science. Her insights and expertise are shedding light on the intricacies of pelvic floor dysfunction—a spectrum of conditions that have long been overlooked yet are crucial to women’s overall well-being.
Saila, a passionate advocate for education and shame free discussion, emphasises the importance of not only recognising the symptoms but also understanding the body’s inner workings for effective care and management.
“A deeper understanding of your pelvic floor is the cornerstone of maintaining health and functionality,” Saila asserts, guiding women through the journey of bodily awareness and empowerment.
Decoding the Signs and Symptoms
Understanding the symptoms is crucial. They can be as varied as the conditions themselves, manifesting as anything from discomfort and pain to incontinence and a lack of sensation. Being vigilant about these changing signals the body offers is the first step in seeking the right care and interventions.
Saila recommends a comprehensive approach for pelvic floor health that extends beyond treating the symptoms. Her treatment protocols involve a holistic approach that includes education on lifestyle changes, diet, exercise, and posture—factors that all play a role in the health of the pelvic floor. Beyond kegal exercises, the treatments combine re-education of the client and the latest innovations in treatment protocols.
Confronting Pelvic Floor Challenges with Science
The medical community has made strides in treating pelvic floor dysfunction with a variety of interventions, including physical therapy, lifestyle modifications, and technological advancements. It’s essential to understand the scientific underpinnings of these treatments to make informed decisions about care.
In the realm of advanced treatments for pelvic floor dysfunction, the INDIBA device stands out, featuring cutting-edge technology designed to address a range of symptoms. This device operates on the principle of radiofrequency therapy, a method that stimulates tissue regeneration and improves circulation. Saila highlights the potential benefits of INDIBA, noting its ability to reorganise collagen fibres and enhance tissue oxygenation.
INDIBA offers a less-invasive (there is an external and internal component to the treatment which may not be suitable for all clients), painless solution that not only improves the overall health of the pelvic floor but also enhances sexual satisfaction, reduces inflammation, and aids in post-partum and surgical recovery.
While these results are promising, it’s important to approach all treatments with an expert treatment protocol, and evidence-based advice to ensure the efficacy of treatments in individual cases.
Embracing a New Dialogue in Women’s Health
The shift towards more open conversations about the pelvic floor is a positive change. It’s empowering women to take control of their health, to understand their bodies better, and to seek out treatments that can help them lead fuller, more comfortable lives.
Recognising the signs of pelvic floor dysfunction is the first step towards reclaiming your health and comfort.
The Journey Ahead: Education and Empowerment
As the narrative around women’s health continues to evolve, the power of education stands out. With increased knowledge, women can advocate for themselves, explore the best treatments, and ultimately, find relief and improvement in their pelvic floor health. The journey towards a stronger pelvic floor and a healthier life is one of knowledge, understanding, and empowerment.For more information and additional insights on functional gynaecology, you may enjoy our podcast with Dr Aman Bhinder where we discuss multiple treatment modalities and evidence based treatment options.