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Pelvic physiotherapy is a great tool, and can help reduce pain and post excision it is an essential to correct any pelvic floor dysfunction. For me the nearest pelvic physio is over 2 hours drive to NI. When I visit I book a double appointment and we go through as much as possible. She then gives me “homework” and sees me in a few weeks after that. For me I have only had to attend 3 appointments well spaced out post op. Pre op was similar.
One thing to bear in mind, if there is still endometriosis in there – some of the physio will aggravate it. For me, the internal work (not everyone needs or does this) flared the pain massively as it was pressing directly on endometriosis lesions. Post excision this type of pain is gone completely. You will know what works best for you.
Most of the exercises are very straightforward, my physio was able to train my partner to help and look for the correct way to do them. Myofascial release is the hardest for me, and I still struggle with it, but once done the benefits are great.
I would highly recommend it, even if it is only a few sessions to teach you the exercises and tools needed. For me, Laya used to cover NI but not any more, but the plans that include physio are covered with a registered physio. You can also claim tax relief as a medical expense.
Hopefully we can get some more experiences here for you,