It is a specialized, post-graduate area of physiotherapy practice that is the recommended first-line of defence for the treatment of all types of incontinence, pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, post-prostatectomy incontinence and interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome. It helps treat both weak and tight pelvic floor muscles.
How Can Physiotherapy Help?
Your therapist will utilize evidence-based techniques to treat your pelvic health disorder which is a less invasive technique when compared
to surgery. High levels of evidence have shown that Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is highly effective at resolving the conditions listed below.
What can we help with
• Urinary Problems- leakage, urgent and frequent urination
• Pelvic Pain
• Pain with Intercourse
• Prenatal and Post-partum concerns
• Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)
• Chronic Constipation
• Urinary issues related to prostate conditions
What we offer
• Education, Self-Care and Lifestyle modifications
• Internal assessment and treatment
• Exercises- including bladder/Pelvic floor retraining, Pelvic floor strengthening/relaxation
• Manual internal and external techniques
• Biofeedback and electrical muscle stimulation
• Functional applications
What To Expect From Your Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist
At your initial consultation, your Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist will review your history of symptoms.
Based on your symptoms, your therapist will perform as needed, a thorough examination externally evaluating
spinal, hip, abdominal, and pelvic mobility and positioning and areas of tissue restriction and tender points.
Finally, an internal examination is performed to determine whether the pelvic floor is weak or tight.
Upon completion of the assessment your therapist will discuss with you the results of the assessment and propose a treatment plan.
• Pelvic floor muscle strengthening/exercises with manual cueing
• Neuromuscular re-education
• Connective tissue mobilization
• Myofascial release
• Trigger point release
• Neural mobilization
• Mobilization of the lumbar spine, hip, coccyx, and sacroiliac joints