Did you Know?
3.5 million Canadians, or 10% of the population, is affected by some sort of pelvic health condition. Most people are either embarrassed to talk about these issues or do not know that there is treatment available.
What is Pelvic Physiotherapy?
Pelvic Health Physiotherapists are trained to assess and treat conditions that involve the pelvic floor muscles, ligaments, nerves, and connective tissue that surround the bladder, bowel, uterus, and abdomen.
Do you have these symptoms?
Pelvic health symptoms can happen to both males and females of all ages. If you have any of these symptoms, pelvic physiotherapy may be helpful in improving your quality of life:
- Urinary Leakages
- Overactive Bladder
- Painful Bladder
- Bladder Urgency
- Bowel Incontinence and Urgency
- Pre-natal Prep for Labour
- Post-Partum Care
- Painful Intercourse
- Chronic Prostatitis
Your Pelvic Health Physiotherapist will start by taking a full current and past medical history related to your symptoms.
Following this, a physical examination will be performed of the muscles, ligaments, and tissues surrounding the pelvic area. This may include external and internal examinations and is performed in a gentle, discreet manner and always with informed consent.
Based on the assessment, your Pelvic Physiotherapist will inform you of treatment options, which may include:
- Manual Therapy
- Stretching and Strengthening Exercises
- Muscle Stimulation
- Other conjunct therapies that may be beneficial
The Physiotherapist will work with you to make a treatment plan that best suits your needs.