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What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?

Pelvic floor physiotherapy can help you regain control of your body, maximize your health, and improve your overall well-being by directly addressing issues of pelvic floor dysfunction through manual therapy and exercise. Pelvic floor physiotherapy treatment may include an internal vaginal or rectal examination.

 

What are your pelvic floor muscles?

Pelvic floor muscles are attached to the front, back and sides of your pelvis, sacrum and tailbone. They form a sling which holds your pelvic organs (uterus, bladder and bowels).

 

Weak Pelvic Floor Muscles can cause:

  • Stress urinary incontinence – Involuntary leakage of urine when you cough, sneeze, laugh, jump.
  • Urge urinary incontinence – Involuntary leakage of urine following sudden urge to urinate.
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse – Loss of muscular/ligamentous support leading to distension of either the uterus, urethra, bladder or rectum through the vaginal wall.

 

A Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist can help with:

  • Urinary/Fecal Incontinence.
  • Urinary Frequency/Urgency.
  • Constipation.
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse.
  • Interstitial Cystitis (Painful Bladder Syndrome).
  • Chronic Prostatitis (non bacterial).
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome.
  • Dyspareunia (painful intercourse).
  • Vaginismus.
  • Vulvodynia.
  • Endometriosis.
  • Pudendal Nerve Irritation.
  • Pain in the area of the pelvis, pubic bone, groin, hips, or lower back.
  • Post-Partum Assessment.
  • Pre- and post- Pregnancy pelvic floor exercises and retraining to prevent and treat incontinence, prolapse and pain.

Even though pelvic floor challenges are common, they are treatable and you should not have to live with them.
If you are unsure if Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is what you need please contact us.

Learn more about the Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists at JointAction Physiotherapy & Wellness Centre.