What is Pelvic floor?
The pelvic floor is a group of muscles forming the base of our core that support organs such as the uterus, bladder and rectum. These muscles contract and relax optimally during our day to day activities like core activation, bowel movements, urination, and sexual intercourse
Any imbalance in these muscles can lead to pelvic floor or organ dysfunction
What can cause the imbalance/dysfunction?
- Pregnancy and child birth
- Traumatic injury to the pelvic floor
- Factors that put pressure on the pelvic floor
- chronic cough, constipation, obesity, heavy lifting, etc.)
- Pelvic surgery
- Nerve damage
What are the condition we treat?
We treat Urinary & Fecal Conditions like
- Urgency and Increased Frequency
- Stress and Urge Incontinence
- Fecal Incontinence
- Chronic Recurring UTIs (+ve or -ve culture)
- Post Void Dribble
We treat Pelvic pain including
- Persistent Pelvic Pain
- Painful Bladder Syndrome
- Pudendal Neuralgia
- Persistent Low Back
- SI Joint / Pubic Symphysis Pain
- Painful intercourse
We treat digestive condition related to pelvic floor like
- Chronic Constipation
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Bloating
- Slow motility
- Recurring Yeast Infections
We treat other pelvic floor related women’s issues like
- Pre-natal preparation
- postpartum recovery
- Pelvic related menopausal issues
- Mechanical fertility issues
- Endometriosis/ Adhesions/ Scarring
- Dysmenorrhea / Dyspareunia
- Pregnancy related Issues
- DRA, Round Ligament/Pubic Pain
- Vaginismus/Vestibulodynia/ Vulvodynia
Men have pelvises too, we also treat pelvic floor related men’s issues like
- Pelvic Pain/ Chronic Bladder Pain/ Interstitial cystitis
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
- Chronic Non-Bacterial Prostatitis
- Pre-prostate surgery education/
- Post-prostatectomy: incontinence & ED
- DRA (abdominal separation / bulging)
Too Tight or Too Loose?
Any of these conditions or dysfunctions can lead to either a tight or a loose pelvic floor leading to symptoms like
- Needing to have several bowel movements over the course of a short time period.
- Being unable to complete a bowel movement.
- Frequent need to urinate, often with starting and stopping many times.
- Urinary urgency, a sudden need to urinate.
- Painful urination.
- An unexplained pain in your lower back.
- Ongoing pain in your pelvis, genitals, or rectum.
- pain during intercourse.
What is going on with your pelvic floor? Too tight or too loose?
We are here to help, Call us @ 780 569 2000 today
What we do?
Our experienced pelvic floor physiotherapist will perfom a detailed assessment, plan a tailored program and work with you one on one towards resolving your problem.
What to expect?
- The pelvic floor physiotherapist will gather information regarding the onset, progression and duration for your condition, will talk to you regarding the personal habits, food habits and fluid intake etc.
- The pelvic floor physiotherapist will conduct a physical exam which may include a internal exam depending on your condition to determine the extent and the status of your condition
- The pelvic floor physiotherapist will talk to you in detail about the outcome of the assessment the treatment options
The treatment may include one or more of the following but not limited to
- Manual therapy
- Internal/external myofascial release
- Tailored exercise program
- Electrotherapy internal/external
- Muscle mobilisation