How Can Physiotherapy Treat Pelvic Health Conditions?

Physiotherapy can be effective in addressing many pelvic health concerns. Here are common
ways your pelvic physiotherapist can help:

  • Assessment: A thorough assessment of the area of concern and surrounding areas may include examination of range of motion, strength, and stability of the internal and external components of your lumbopelvic region.
  • Education: Your pelvic floor physiotherapist will go through your health history, current habits, and symptom presentation to provide you with helpful information to gain control of your pelvic health.
  • Manual therapy: Hands-on techniques such as soft tissue release, joint mobilization and manipulation may be used internally and externally.
  • Exercise: You will be provided with specific exercises based on the findings of your assessment, to suit your specific needs. Pelvic floor physiotherapy is more than just Kegels!

Common Pelvic Health Conditions We Treat Include:

  • Incontinence – any amount of urinary leakage can be treated
    • Stress incontinence: leaking when you sneeze, cough, laugh, jump, etc.
    • Urge incontinence
  • Diastasis Recti – abdominal separation
    • Abdominal wall or core weakness and dysfunction
  • Pelvic Floor Weakness or Overactivity
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pregnancy and Postpartum Care
    • Pelvic pain and discomfort
    • Incontinence
    • Preparation for labour and delivery
    • C-section recovery
    • Return to core/ abdominal exercise
    • Return to activity/ exercise
  • Pelvic Pain and Sexual Health Concerns
    • Dyspareunia – pain with intercourse
    • Vaginismus
    • Vulvadynia
  • Bowel concerns
    • Constipation
    • Incontinence
  • Other Musculoskeletal Concerns:
    • Piriformis syndrome
    • Lower back pain
    • Sacroiliac joint pain