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.
Post-partum separation of your abdominal muscles that persists longer than 8 weeks after giving birth.
A compelling urge to urinate that may be difficult to control.
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.
Having to urinate so frequently that your normal routine is affected.
OTHER COMMON PROBLEMS INCLUDE:
WE USE A COMBINATION OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE AND UP TO DATE TREATMENT OPTIONS
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.
An individualized exercise program may include breathing exercises, postural exercises, stretching, strengthening for the pelvic floor, core, low back and hips.
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.
Education About Your Problem
Knowledge is power! Understanding your condition helps you take control of your problem and is vital to your recovery.
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 your condition and your treatment plan.