Pelvic Health Physiotherapy
If you suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction, you know that it has painful and embarrassing effects. But Pleasantview Physiotherapy can address them all through physiotherapy for the pelvic floor, with exercises, internal releases and strategies to re-educate your body biomechanics. Our team of highly-skilled professionals shares a commitment to providing rehabilitation services that help patients achieve optimal function. Our results-driven exercises and therapies can help you strengthen and relax your pelvic floor to reduce or eliminate urinary and bowel problems, back pain, and sexual health related issues. Call us today to schedule a complete evaluation and begin treatment that will help restore normalcy to your life.
What Conditions Can Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Treat?
Pleasantview’s pelvic health physiotherapist offers exceptional treatment for pelvic floor-related conditions. Our therapist works with women across the lifespan to address concerns related to their pelvic floor muscles. This may include pelvic pain, bowel or bladder function, or preparing the pelvic floor for pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
Other conditions we can treat include:
- Incontinence/leakage of bowels or bladder (with and without urgency and/or frequency)
- Painful intercourse
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Pain associated with pregnancy and postpartum
- Perinatal education, birth prep, and c-section care
- Issues stemming from pelvic surgery or any lower abdominal surgery
- Tailbone (Coccyx) pain
How Will Physiotherapy Help My Pelvic Floor?
The pelvic floor comprises a collection of muscles that support the pelvic organs and form passages for urine and stool as well as the birth canal. They are complex because they contract to maintain continence but must relax to allow for urination, bowel movements, intercourse, and childbirth. Problems occur if these muscles become too tight or too weak.
Pleasantview’s pelvic health physiotherapists can devise a program individualized and appropriate for your specific concerns based on our in-depth assessment. Our healthcare professionals will evaluate your condition before outlining a treatment plan because no two cases are the same. You can rely on our expertise from years working with individuals in similar states to create an ideal approach. Treatment may include pelvic floor exercises, pilates or yoga-based exercises to strengthen abdominal muscles and lengthen the pelvic floor muscles, neural mobilizations (dermoneuromodulation), the introduction of new breathing and relaxation techniques such as muscle down-activation, stretches and other therapies and education.
What Should I Expect During Pelvic Health Physiotherapy?
At your first visit to Pleasantview Physiotherapy for your initial pelvic health assessment and treatment, you can expect a thorough evaluation of your condition. We will ensure you are as comfortable as possible, given the delicate nature of the visit.
We will start the assessment having a conversation about your concerns and goals for pelvic floor physiotherapy to help guide the second part of the assessment, the physical exam.
Before starting the physical exam, which is usually a pelvic internal examination, your therapist will give you a thorough explanation of the process and give you the opportunity to ask any questions so you have a clear understanding of what the assessment entails. We will work closely with you to ensure you understand the process each step of the way.
Once the physical exam is complete, we will then create a treatment plan specific to you and your condition. Treatment may include pelvic floor muscle training exercises, manual hands on therapy, strategies and techniques to help with your concerns and education on your condition. Typically, patients require ~5-7 sessions of supervised pelvic floor physiotherapy over about a 3-month period to fully complete their program and be successful with their rehabilitation.
Contact Pleasantview Physiotherapy Today
If you suffer from incontinence, pelvic pain, difficulty having intercourse, or any other related conditions, you can find relief through pelvic health physiotherapy and pelvic floor exercises. Pleasantview Physiotherapy offers such treatment to patients in Edmonton, AB, and the surrounding area. We care about your health and well-being, and we understand the discomfort and embarrassment that often accompanies pelvic floor dysfunction. Our individualized treatment plans produce results, helping women and men resume their regular work and leisure activities. Do not suffer alone or assume there is nothing that can be done to help. Contact us today for an evaluation and to begin a women’s health physiotherapy in Edmonton.