Physiotherapy for prolapse

Grant number: 508925 | Funding period: 2008 - 2012



Pelvic organ prolapse in women is associated with poor quality of life. The standard treatment currently available for prolapse is surgery. The evidence for conservative management with physiotherapy is not clear. This randomised controlled trial will examine the effect of physiotherapy treatment, including pelvic floor muscle training, on prolapse symptoms and severity, compared with lifestyle advice only. Appropriate conservative management may reduce the need for surgery and associated costs.

University of Melbourne Researchers