What is Pelvic Health Physiotherapy?
Pelvic Health (women’s and men’s) is a specialized physiotherapy intervention that focuses on
the assessment and treatment of concerns involving the pelvic floor. Such issues include varieties of incontinence; pelvic floor muscle dysfunctions; pelvic pain; and pelvic organ prolapses. Post-natal and menopausal women, and abdominal post-surgical problems.
What is the Pelvic Floor?
The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that support our organs against gravity, helps stabilize the body along with the spine, controls bladder and bowel continence, and is important in sexual activity
Is Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Right For You?
- Do you leak when you cough/sneeze/laugh/exercise?
- Do you urinate more than 8x per day?
- Do you feel like you can’t hold urine when the strong urge comes on?
- Do you need to strain/push to have a bowel movement?
- Do you feel that your bladder isn’t fully empty after voiding?
- Do you have pain in the pelvic area?
- Do you have trouble initiating voiding? (urine or stool)
- Do you have pain during/after intercourse?
- Do you have heaviness or pressure in the pelvic area?
If you answer “YES” to any of these questions, you might be a candidate for Pelvic Health PT.
What Issues can be Improved by Pelvic Health Physiotherapy?
- Stress or Urge Incontinence (urine leakage with coughing, laughing, sneezing) (unable to hold urine with strong urges)
- Overactive bladder
- Dyspareunia (pain during intercourse)
- Joint and Coccyx pain/dysfunction
- Constipation/bowel dysfunction
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Diastasis Recti (abdominal separation)
- Post-surgical issues (abdominal, bladder, prostate, hysterectomy and more)
- Stress or Urge Incontinence (urine leakage with coughing, laughing,
- Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction
- Pelvic pain (including low back, groin, pelvic girdle, abdominal
Men’s Pelvic Health
- Everyone has pelvic floor muscles which means men can have pelvic issues as well.
- Pelvic floor physiotherapy can address male bladder or bowel issues, pelvic pain, incontinence, and constipation.
- Can also help after pre-/post prostatectomy problems and abdominal post-surgery.
- Depending on practitioner you are seeing this service may be available in your area.
Our team of physiotherapists have the collective expertise to rehabilitate a wide range of injuries, chronic pain, and other health care issues that keep you from performing and living life to the fullest. From kids to seniors and individual athletes to entire teams, our Central Alberta clinics are equipped with the staff, products, and supplies necessary to get you back to feeling your best.
While Pelvic Floor Dysfunction is common,
it is NOT NORMAL.
What Sets Our Clinics Apart
Client Education – We provide jargon-free sessions complete with anatomy models and pamphlets to better explain your injury and outline your recovery and future injury-prevention plan.
Client Dedication – Our clinics have a low patient to therapist ratio, ensuring that you receive the attention you need.
Home Programs – Recovery doesn’t stop when each session is over. We provide individualized, injury-specific rehab programs to help facilitate a quicker and more effective recovery.
Hybrid Methodology – Our physiotherapists combine the best of both contemporary and traditional treatment techniques to suit your unique needs.
Hands-on Treatment – Our physiotherapists use hands-on therapy, including mobilization and friction techniques.