Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?
The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that attach to the underside of the pelvis and work to support the internal pelvic organs. In addition, the pelvic floor plays a role in bowel and bladder continence and sexual functioning. Dysfunction in the pelvic floor can happen during pregnancy, postpartum, with hormonal changes such as menopause, post surgically, or may be related to trauma. Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy can help you to gain a better understanding of your body and improve the functioning of your pelvic floor.
Who should seek Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?
Pelvic floor and pelvic health physiotherapy can help treat urinary or bowel incontinence, urinary frequency or urgency, pelvic organ prolapse, post prostatectomy, and pelvic health in pre and post-partum. These conditions affect many people and are often treatable through the guidance of a trained physiotherapist.
People suffering from pelvic pain conditions such as vestibulodynia, vulvodynia and chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) can benefit from pelvic floor physiotherapy.
What to Expect
Your first visit will comprise a detailed initial assessment to address your specific concerns and to assess the functioning of your pelvic floor musculature. If indicated, your physiotherapist may recommend an internal vaginal and/or rectal examination to better assess the strength and coordination of the muscles of the pelvic floor. Your physiotherapist will work with you to develop a treatment plan that may consist of a combination exercises, education and hands on techniques to work towards your specific goals. The exercise program can involve overall introduction to safe and freely expressed movements over the kegel exercises.
This service is offered exclusively at the Burnaby clinic. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Mecca directly here.
Please note you will need to sign in to your Jane account or create a new Jane account to book an appointment. Thank you.