What is Pelvic Health?
Pelvic floor muscles perform a very important role in bowel and bladder continence and elimination, organ support, and sexual arousal. Pelvic health is important to everyday activities and movements. Any weakness in the pelvic floor muscles can cause and contribute to a myriad of conditions such as:
- Incontinence (Bowel or Bladder)
- Pelvic girdle pain including low back pain
- Perinatal/Post-partum Health
- Low back pain
- Painful Intercourse
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Painful Bladder – Interstitial Cystitis
Who are We?
Pelvic Health Physiotherapists are Registered Physiotherapists who have post-graduate training in the treatment of pelvic health concerns. They are trained to assess the pelvic floor muscles directly through the vagina or the rectum.
What to expect at your initial appointment
- Detailed history taking
- Assessment of posture and functional movements
- Assessment of the muscular system
- Pelvic examination (internal and external)
- Explanation of assessment findings
- Goals setting
Treatment sessions may involve
- Myofascial and trigger point release
- Manual therapy for low back, pelvis, and hips
- Biofeedback, electrical stimulation
- Patient education
- Home exercise program
Treatment sessions are usually between 45 to 60 minutes.