Pelvic Floor Therapy
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy helps to improve pelvic floor function through exercise, education, and hands on treatment to reduce your symptoms or eliminate them altogether. By assessing the group of muscles involved in urinary, bowel, and sexual function, we’ll treat your specific diagnosis and symptoms so you can get back to your everyday life without worrying about your bladder.
Common Symptoms of Pelvic Dysfunction:
Accidentally leaking urine when exercising, laughing, coughing, or sneezing.
A lack of control over your bladder, particularly when you really need to go to the bathroom.
Constantly needing to go to the bathroom.
Finding it difficult to empty your bladder or bowel, or straining when you do.
Chronic pain in your pelvic area, or experiencing pain during or after intercourse.
What Causes Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?
Pelvic floor dysfunction, which affects both men and women, can be caused by either weak pelvic floor muscles (hypotonicity), or tight pelvic floor muscles (hypertonicity). A weak pelvic floor can contribute to symptoms like incontinence, pain during intercourse, or pregnancy pain. But tight pelvic floor muscles can cause urinary frequency and urgency, painful urination, pain during or after bowel movements, and even low back pain
How Does Pelvic Floor Therapy Work?
You’ll be provided with a customized treatment plan that is designed to address your specific symptoms or diagnosis, including manual therapy, bowel and bladder tracking, and a set of specialized exercises designed specifically for your pelvic floor. You’ll also learn about your diagnosis so you can better address and treat your pelvic floor at home.