Pelvic Health Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy for women’s pelvic health is aimed at helping you return to the activities that are most important to you.
Treatment with a pelvic health physiotherapist can help with a variety of different issues, whether it be to help you get back to feeling like yourself after giving birth, allow you to play with your kids and be physically active without fear of bladder leakage, or allow you to be intimate with your partner without pain.
Do I need Pelvic Health Physiotherapy?
If you have or are experiencing any of the following, physiotherapy treatment could be right for you:
Women experiencing these problems have often been told that it is normal, or an inevitable aftermath of childbirth and aging. But these issues can be socially isolating, and can have a severe impact on their quality of life. The truth is that while these conditions are indeed common, they are not unavoidable and can in fact be treated. With the help of physiotherapy treatment, the majority of women are able to fully return to their usual activities.
Early intervention is recommended to prevent worsening of symptoms. Research has shown that physiotherapy is an effective alternative for treatment of these conditions and can decrease the need for surgery or medication.
What can I expect?
A physiotherapy assessment for pelvic health conditions consists of a session with a physiotherapist specifically trained in this area. You will be asked questions about your bowel and bladder function, childbirth history, and other questions relating to your symptoms. Physiotherapy assessment and treatment may also include internal vaginal examination to identify the causes of your symptoms. Based on your specific goals, your therapist will work with you to create a treatment plan that can include manual techniques, personally tailored exercise programs, and education on your condition and prognosis.
Your physiotherapist will work with you to help you get back to your normal activities, whatever those may be!