Pessary Use For Pelvic Organ Prolapse

What is a Pessary?

A pessary is a silicone device designed to be worn inside the vagina to provide mechanical support to the pelvic organs.

Pessary Effectiveness?

– Most women can be successfully be fit with a pessary when they present with pelvic organ prolapse

– Complications of pessary use are usually minor and vaginal discharge is the most common complaint

– Satisfaction rates with pessary use are very high

– Pessaries help prevent worsening in stage of prolapse over 12 months

– During the post-natal period, pessaries have been shown to reduce the stage of prolapse and the reduce the size of genital hiatus

– Pessaries provide feedback on pressure of exercise through the pelvis

– Pessaries can improve self-esteem by helping women return to ‘normal life’


If you think you may have Pelvic Organ Prolapse or need assistance in the treatment or management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse then come and see Bonnie, our Women’s Health Physiotherapist at Bend + Mend Physiotherapy in Sydney’s CBD.


Bonnie Broomfield

About Bonnie Broomfield

Bonnie graduated in 2013 from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Masters of Physiotherapy. Born and raised in Sydney, she loves her sport, particularly Netball, and is always keen to try new sports and other outdoor activities - her latest being Golf with her Golf Pro fiancé. Bonnie has a special interest in Women's Health and has completed post graduate courses through the Women's Health Training Associates (WHTA). Bonnie has also progressed her learning and skills with courses in Clinical Pilates, including Matwork, Equipment and Pre and Post Natal Pilates, Titleist Performance Institute Certification Level 1, Sports Level 1 and Dry Needling. She is passionate about helping people get back in control of their own bodies and reach their goals through using both manual therapy techniques and exercise.

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