Pelvic Physiotherapy should be the first line of defence before surgery for pelvic organ prolapse, a condition caused by weak or damaged pelvic floor muscles or support system. Some factors that may contribute to prolapse include: vaginal childbirth, menopause, chronic constipation and heavy lifting, and previous abdominal surgeries. Your Pelvic Health Physiotherapist will do an internal exam to accurately evaluate the strength of the pelvic floor and assess for other contributing factors. Specific exercises will be prescribed based on findings, and electrical stimulation or biofeedback may be utilized in cases of extreme weakness.