Pelvic Health Physiotherapy
Across Canada there many people suffering from pain and other issues relating to pelvic health dysfunction. The pain and embarrassment related to pelvic health dysfunction often stops people from socializing, exercising, and living a high-quality lifestyle. If you’re suffering from pelvic health dysfunction you can reclaim your life with a visit to Meadowlands Physiotherapy.
What is pelvic health physiotherapy?
The pelvic floor supports the:
Pelvic health physiotherapy (sometimes also simply called pelvic physiotherapy or pelvic floor physiotherapy) refers to the specialized treatment and management of issues relating to the pelvic floor, or pelvis in general. Pelvic issues can also be the cause of pain in nearby areas of the body like the lower back or groin. Pelvic health physiotherapy treats a range of issues affecting all of these parts of the body.
What is the Pelvic Floor?
What types of conditions does pelvic physiotherapy treat?
Pelvic health physio is an effective treatment for a range of issues that affect women:
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Urinary health conditions
- Pelvic floor dysfunction (which can cause vaginal pain syndrome)
- Post pregnancy and post C-section recovery
Pelvic issues can be caused by (or the cause of) musculoskeletal issues such as:
- Lower back pain
- Groin pain
- Stomach pain
- Sacroiliac joint pain/dysfunction (the sacroiliac joint is a triangular bone connecting the bottom of the spine to the pelvis).
How does pelvic physio help?
Many people who suffer from urinary, bowel, pelvic pain, or sexual conditions have dysfunctional pelvic floor muscles (particularly the obturator internus and levator ani which are responsible for sexual functions, as well as bladder and bowl control). When these muscles are too tight it can cause pain, not to mention urinary, bowel, and sexual dysfunction. Pelvic health physio targets these muscles, strengthening them, relieving tightness and pain, and giving you back control over your urinary, bowl, and sexual function.
The benefits are not just physical. Patients grow more confident, healthy, and happy as they return to the activities that they may have avoided due to their pelvic health issues.
What to expect from your treatment
At Meadowlands Physiotherapy, every physiotherapy session starts with a detailed look at your medical history. Katrina Majetic, our pelvic health physiotherapist will then conduct her own physical examination. From there she will work with you to create a personalized wellness plan detailing the type, frequency, and duration of the treatment needed to achieve your goals.
Some complimentary physiotherapy techniques may also be employed, especially in order to reduce pain, such as: massage therapy, acupuncture, and general physiotherapy to deal with musculoskeletal pain.
Does a Pelvic Health Physio appointment require disrobing?
Pelvic health physiotherapy in Ancaster
Looking for a pelvic health physiotherapist in Ancaster? Meadowlands Physiotherapy is proud to have Katrina Majetic, a pelvic health physiotherapist, on staff ready to help you reclaim your pelvic health. Don’t live in pain, or fear of embarrassment any longer. Contact Meadowlands Physiotherapy to start your pelvic health physiotherapy today!
(1) What does a pelvic physiotherapist do?
Pelvic floor physiotherapists help women rehabilitate their pelvic floor muscles.
(2) What happens at physiotherapy for pelvic floor?
The assessment will start with a detailed look at your medical history. They will then conduct their own physical examination. This will consist of an external exam which commonly includes assessing posture, flexibility and strength around your low back, hips, and pelvis. Afterwards, an external and/or internal exam may be completed to assess the pelvic floor muscles. From there they will work with you to create a personalized wellness plan detailing the type, frequency, and duration of the treatment needed to achieve your goals.
(3) When should you see a pelvic floor physiotherapist?
- Pain during urination or when the bladder is full.
- Urine leakage when coughing, sneezing or laughing.
- A strong urge to urinate yet feeling unable to empty the bladder.
- Painful bowel movements and/or constipation.
- Pain during or after sex.
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