(Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy)
PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIOTHERAPY?
Pelvic floor physiotherapy specializes in the treatment of pelvic floor muscles. These muscles extend from the pubic bone to the tailbone, and support the low back, hips, and pelvic organs (including the bladder, uterus, and rectum in those with a female pelvic structure). They also work together to facilitate bowel, bladder, and sexual function. Just like any other muscles, however, the pelvic floor muscles can become weak, tight, or injured. These kind of muscular disturbances can arise for many reasons, including pregnancy, delivery, menopause, hormonal changes, surgery, trauma, falls, repeated infection, gastrointestinal problem, exercise, stress, trauma, or even prolonged sitting. The list of reasons can go on and on, but the result can be pain and dysfunction.
Many conditions of the pelvic floor go unrecognized or unaddressed because of their embarrassing nature, but can be successfully treated. Physiotherapists who are trained in Pelvic Health can help individuals who have incontinence, urgency, constipation, pelvic organ prolapse, sexual dysfunction, or pelvic pain disorders. Through familiar physiotherapy techniques, a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist can help strengthen, train, and improve coordination of weak pelvic floor muscles, as well as relax or stretch tight ones. Patient education is also very important in the treatment of any pelvic condition.
WHAT WE CAN TREAT >
Incontinence • Pelvic Organ Prolapse • Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction • Pelvic and Perineal Pain • Dyspareunia (Painful Intercourse) • Pain associated with Dysmenorrhea (Painful Periods) • Constipation • Coccydynia • Clitoral Phimosis • Vaginismus • Vulvodynia • Vestibulodynia • Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause • Bladder Pain Syndrome • Symptoms related to Interstitial Cystitis • Erectile Dysfunction • Prostatitis • and more!