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Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy supports your body to have optimal bladder, bowel, sexual function, organ support, abdominal function and birth support.  Pelvic Health Physiotherapists have additional post-graduate training to assess and treat all of the components that impact the healthy functioning of the pelvic floor and surrounding areas. 
Why might someone seek a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist?
  • Prenatal/Postnatal Care
  • Pelvic girdle, lower back, abdominal pain
  • Bladder control (loss of urine, frequent urination, pain with urination)
  • Bowel control (loss of gas or stool, frequent/infrequent bowel movements)
  • Genital pain or tailbone pain
  • Painful sex
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Abdominal separation

What types of treatment techniques could Pelvic Health Physiotherapists use?   ​

  • Exercise and body movement  

  • Pelvic Floor manual internal techniques  

  • Breathing re-training  

  • Pain science education, pain management strategies  and nervous system training  

  • Manual therapy  

Pregnancy Support
Though aches and pains are common during pregnancy they do not have to go untreated. During pregnancy, a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist can help with comfort, movement, and birth preparedness. They can support you and your changing body by addressing typical pregnancy related pains, optimizing strength and fitness, maintaining pelvic health, and providing education regarding pain management, and birth strategies.
Holding Tummy
Exercising with Baby
Postnatal Care
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy can start within the first month after delivery, and can be appropriate months and even years afterwards. 
Why see a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist postpartum?
  • restore pelvic floor strength and function
  • treat or prevent urinary or fecal incontinence, prolapse, or diastasis recti
  • safely return to activities and high impact sports
  • scar care - C section or perineal area
  • treat and prevent body aches and pains
  • learn helpful and effective methods for carrying and feeding
*A pelvic floor assessment is recommended to any person who has experienced pregnancy, labour, and delivery of any kind*
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