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Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

WHAT IS PELVIC HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPY?

Pelvic health physiotherapy (also called pelvic floor physiotherapy or pelvic physiotherapy) is a specialization within physiotherapy that focuses on the treatment of issues such as incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic pain.

HOW CAN PELVIC HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPY HELP?

If you suffer from any of the following problems, you may benefit from pelvic floor physiotherapy:

CHRONIC
PELVIC PAIN

Pain in or around the pelvic region for more than three months.

ABDOMINAL
SEPERATION

Post-partum separation of your abdominal muscles that persists longer than 8 weeks after giving birth.

URINARY
URGENCY

A compelling urge to urinate that may be difficult to control.

URINARY
LEAKAGE

Leakage of urine with coughing, sneezing or jumping that cannot be controlled.

HIP, LOW BACK &
SACROILIAC PAIN

Persistent pain that has not resolved with other forms of treatment.

URINARY
FREQUENCY

Having to urinate so frequently that your normal routine is affected.

OTHER COMMON PROBLEMS INCLUDE:

Painful Intercourse

Pain associated with endometritis

Prolapse

WE USE A COMBINATION OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE AND UP TO DATE TREATMENT OPTIONS

PelvicSpine

Hands On Manual Therapy

Hands-on techniques to release trigger points, muscle tightness and joint stiffness in the low back, hips and pelvis that may be contributing to your problem.

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Exercise Programs

An individualized exercise program may include breathing exercises, postural exercises, stretching, strengthening for the pelvic floor, core, low back and hips.

 

PelvicBack

Pelvic Floor Muscle Retraining

Biofeedback and breathing techniques help retrain weak, dysfunctional or tight pelvic floor muscles.  You learn how to use the pelvic floor muscles more effectively, which can help improve incontinence and pain.

 

PelvicEducation

Education About Your Problem

Knowledge is power!  Understanding your condition helps you take control of your problem and is vital to your recovery.

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Other Treatments to Relieve Pain

This may include the use of heat, cold, trans-electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), guided imagery, breathing and relaxation techniques.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR FIRST VISIT

On your first visit to our clinic, one of our physiotherapists will take your medical history and discuss with you your specific symptoms, problems and treatment goals.

With your consent, your physiotherapist will complete a physical assessment of the muscles, joints and tissues of the pelvic floor, hips and low back.  This may include internal and external examinations to identify the affected tissues that may be contributing to your urinary, bowel or pelvic pain symptoms.

Your initial visit takes approximately 50 minutes and will provide plenty of time for questions to ensure you have a good understanding of you condition and your treatment plan.