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What is Pelvic Health Physiotherapy?

The pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles that sit in and around your pelvis. They work together to support the pelvic organs, and are important in proper bladder, bowel, and sexual functioning. Any disturbance in these muscles can result in pelvic pain and dysfunction in the pelvic organs.

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy is a specialized type of physiotherapy that assesses and treats the conditions that affect the pelvis and pelvic floor muscles.

Various peer-reviewed literature supports the use of Pelvic Health Physiotherapy in the prevention and treatment of incontinence and pelvic pain in both females and males.

 

What are the conditions we can help treat?

  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Dysmenorrhea (painful periods)
  • Dyspareunia (painful intercourse)
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Bladder Pain Syndrome
  • Vaginismus
  • Vulvodynia
  • Postpartum Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx pain
  • Chronic Prostatitis

 

What should you expect from Pelvic Health Physiotherapy?

A Pelvic Health Physiotherapist has received specialized training in assessing and treating pelvic floor dysfunction. They can identify issues in the pelvic floor, and through treatment help to improve symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction. Their treatment includes both internal and external manual therapy, education, and exercise prescription.

We recognize that this is a sensitive subject and body area. Therefore, we work hard to maintain an inclusive environment where you can expect to feel respected and well heard.

Pelvic dysfunction can severely impact your life. Pelvic Health Physiotherapy will help get you back to your life and reach your goals.