Do you dribble when you sneeze?
Do you have low back or pelvic pain?
Have you stopped exercising because of leaking?
Do you avoid intimacy because of discomfort?
Do you have abdominal weakness after giving birth?
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy can help
What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy ?
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy specifically assesses and treats the musculature, ligaments, bones and fascia of the pelvis, low back, hips, abdomen, and pelvic floor components of the core.
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy successfully evaluates the function of the urinary, bowel, and sexual components of the core when treating the following:
- Bladder & Bowel Incontinence
- Bladder Pain & Interstitial Cystitis
- Prenatal Preparation For Delivery
- Pregnancy Related Pelvic Girdle Pain
- Post Part Recovery of the Pelvic Floor
- Post Part Abdominal Separation Rehabilitation
- Blocked Milk Ducts/Mastatitis
- Endometriosis Myofascial Release
- Sexual Dysfunction & Discomfort
- Men & Women’s Pelvic Pain
- Post Surgery/Cancer Treatment
- Prolapse & Menopause Related Vaginal Discomfort
- Chronic Prostate Pain (Men)
- Manual therapy to soften tight muscles and ligaments
- Specific exercises of the pelvic floor (Kegels) to strengthen weak muscles
- Strategies to help support pelvic organs
- Mobilizations to lumbar and pelvic joints to reduce pain and improve mobility
- Myofascial release techniques in the pelvis and abdomen to loosen tight fascia
- Visceral mobilization to assist with core functioning and abdominal activation
Most commonly, access to the pelvic floor is via the vagina and/or anus. Occasionally, specialized equipment may be used to assist with contraction and relaxation of muscles.
What to Expect at Appointments:
Initial consultation is a one hour appointment where we get to know you, learn about your problems, formulate goals and decide on a treatment plan. Examination includes evaluation of low back, pelvic girdle, hips for range of motion. Following the external evaluation, you are allowed privacy to change out of the lower body clothes and lay comfortably underneath sheets for the pelvic exam. Evaluation of the skin, muscles, fascia (connective tissue), ligaments, nerves, organs and bones of the internal pelvis is then performed with gloved hands and a special lubricant. The Physiotherapist may suggest either a 30, 45 or 60 minute follow up appointment, which can then be booked at your leisure.
Pelvic floor Physiotherapy is not painful and is a great tool to improve quality of life for years to come.
Physiotherapy is covered by insurance. Insurance providers include, but are not limited to:
- Manitoba Public Insurance
- Manitoba Blue Cross
- The Great-West Life Assurance Company
- Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba
Please contact Prota Clinic to meet with our knowledgeable pelvic floor physiotherapist today.