What is Pelvic health Physiotherapy?
Pelvic floor physiotherapy (PFPT) is a specialized branch of physiotherapy involving internal and external assessment and treatment of the pelvic floor muscles. Those muscles are located between the hip bones and the sacrum, and they serve as a bowl to support the pelvic organs including the bladder, colon and uterus
Who needs Pelvic health Physiotherapy treatment?
You may benefit from pelvic floor physiotherapy if you have any type of pelvic floor dysfunction. Pelvic floor dysfunction can be classified into two problems: your muscles are too tight or they are too weak
If you suffer from the following conditions, then you are a right fit for Pelvic health Physiotherapy:
- Incontinence (leakage – urine or fecal)
- Overactive bladder
- Pelvic pain due to endometriosis or interstitial cystitis
- Pain during or after intercourse
- Pain in the pelvic area that can affect the low back, buttocks, tailbone, groin, and pubic bone
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Pregnancy – preparation for delivery
- Post-partum issues including pain, leakage, pelvic pressure, diastasis rectus, scarring from tearing, episiotomy or C-section
What does the treatment look like?
We have private rooms for the treatment to ensure privacy and put patients at ease for the entire session. Our Pelvic health Physiotherapist is highly trained with vast of experience on their field of expertise.
Every treatment is tailored to your individual needs as a client. There is an external examination component where the skin, fascia, and muscles of the abdomen, lower back, and inner thighs are assessed. There is also an internal component to the exam which is done via a digital (finger) vaginal and/or rectal exam.
An internal exam is not always necessary, but it is encouraged to get a full picture of the issues you may have. It also adds valuable insight to better enhance your treatment plan and reach the best outcomes possible, in the shortest amount of time.