Menopause & the Pelvic Floor – Nicola Mulkeen & Dr Louise Newson
In this podcast, Dr Newson is speaking with Nicola Mulkeen, a very experienced and knowledgeable pelvic floor physiotherapist. Together they discuss what exactly the pelvic floor muscles are and what they do in our bodies. Nicola talks about the importance of regular pelvic floor exercises and how to perform them. Dr Newson also asks Nicola about different types of urinary incontinence and how women experiencing symptoms should be receiving the right help and treatment.
Nicola Mulkeen’s Three Take Home Tips for Pelvic Floor Health:
- Don’t suffer in silence – get a referral from your GP if you have any concerns.
- Prevention is better than reacting to symptoms once they occur, so it’s always a good time to start thinking about your pelvic floor health.
- Don’t be embarrassed to talk about bladder and bowel problems or sexual health.