Pelvic Health Physiotherapy in Edmonton, AB
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.
Claudia Moura, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
Claudia graduated in physiotherapy 20 years ago in Brazil, having been in Edmonton for 15 years she has worked as a physiotherapist for AHS in home care, glenrose and the university hospital. She has experience with neurologic, cardio-respiratory, geriatrics and MSK population. For the last 5 years, Claudia specialized in pelvic health therapy taking her certification in Toronto with Nelly Faghani (Pelvic Health Solutions) and completed the Clinical Mentorship Integrated Systems Model with Diane Lee in Vancouver. Claudia wants to help women and men with pelvic girdle concerns, including chronic SIJ and coccyx pain, prenatal and postnatal lower back and pelvic pain, constipation, incontinence, sexual pain (dyspareunia) and sexual dysfunction. Claudia uses many techniques such as visceral manipulation, craniosacral therapy, hypopressives low core exercises, dermoneuromodulation, dry needling and acupuncture.
What Conditions Can Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Treat?
Pleasantview Physiotherapy’s expert therapists and specialists offer exceptional treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction. Symptoms associated with this condition include chronic constipation and bowel or bladder dysfunction. If you are having difficulty urinating or if you are urinating more frequently than usual, we can help. Other conditions we can treat include:
- Incontinence (SUI, Urgency)
- Pelvic pain
- Pain associated with pregnancy and postpartum
- Issues stemming from pelvic surgery or any lower abdominal surgery
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Painful intercourse
- Chronic 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. But Pleasantview Physiotherapy can devise a program of pelvic floor exercises to strengthen (concentric and eccentric) these muscles. Such an approach is effective in reversing symptoms in four out of five women/men. Our healthcare professionals will evaluate your condition before outlining a treatment plan because no two cases are the same. But we will rely on our expertise from years working with women in similar states to create an ideal approach. Treatment may include pelvic floor exercises, Pilates-based exercises to strengthen abdominal muscles, neural mobilizations (demoneuromodulation), the introduction of new breathing and relaxation techniques such as craniosacral therapy, yoga poses and other therapies. Reach out to us for a comprehensive list of treatments.
What Should I Expect During Pelvic Health Physiotherapy?
At your first visit to Pleasantview Physiotherapy for initial assessment and treatment for pelvic floor rehabilitation, you can expect a thorough evaluation of your condition. We will make you as comfortable as possible, given the delicate nature of the visit. Along with a physical assessment, you will answer a detailed questionnaire and receive education related to your bladder and how to prevent leaks. We will work closely with you to ensure you understand the process each step of the way. Treatment may include dietary changes, adjustments to your bathroom schedule, and tips to decrease urination urgency. We will then create a pelvic floor exercise program specific to you and your condition. Our therapists will make sure you know how to do the exercises correctly to guarantee maximum efficiency. Typically, patients need six sessions to complete the program.
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.