What is Pelvic Health Physiotherapy?


Pelvic health physiotherapy (also called pelvic floor physiotherapy) is the assessment and treatment of various condition affecting the muscles, nerves, ligaments, fascia and organs located in the pelvis.  Together, these muscles, nerves, ligaments and fascia form what we call the pelvic floor, located at the bottom of the pelvis.  The pelvic floor is responsible for supporting the organs located in the pelvic (bladder, uterus, prostate).
 

How can you know  if you would benefit from pelvic floor physiotherapy?


Do any of these symptoms sound familiar?

I lose bladder or bowel control when coughing, sneezing, laughing or exercising.

I need to go to the bathroom too frequently or struggle to hold on until I reach it.

I have pain, burning or a stinging sensation around my pelvic or genital area.

I have pain with intercourse.

I feel heaviness or pressure within my pelvic region (prolapse or constipation).

I have incontinence (bladder leaking) or pain after my prostate surgery.

I struggle with prostatitis or urinary tract infections not resolved with medications.

I experience pain in my pelvis or genitals during pregnancy or after childbirth.

If you answered yes to any of the questions above than pelvic health physiotherapy may help you!

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