Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

 

One in three women and one in eight men have a form of pelvic dysfunction that affects their quality of life. A weakened, or overactive pelvic floor can result in urinary leakage, constipation and painful intercourse. Sometimes pelvic floor issues emerge pre- or post-partum; but they can develop for other reasons as well. Pelvic floor physiotherapy can significantly reduce these symptoms, resulting in a much improved quality of life, and in some cases can help a patient avoid surgery.

What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?

The term “pelvic floor” describes a group of muscles that support the pelvic organs (uterus, prostate, bladder, and rectum), and encompass the urethra, rectum, and vulva, and penis. These muscles span from the pubic bones to the tailbone, like a hammock. If these muscles are too tight, weakened, injured (or a combination of all the above), it can result in incontinence, or difficulty with bowel function, and/or sexual function.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Yes, treatment can be provided during any stage of your cycle.

You’re welcome to bring your baby along.

The goal of every treatment is for you to feel safe and comfortable. You’re welcome to bring someone along.

It is always the patient’s decision as to whether you are comfortable with internal examination. If you are not comfortable, there are still many ways pelvic floor physiotherapy can improve your issues without internal pelvic floor work.

Patients who are in pain and need management may come in any time after the birth. If there are no immediate concerns, post-partum pelvic physiotherapy treatment usually begins 4-6 weeks after the birth.

Pregnant patients requiring pelvic physiotherapy care can come at any stage of pregnancy. Typically, internal work is done between 14 and 35 weeks, depending on your issue. If a physician has placed a patient on pelvic rest, we will not do internal treatment.

We are able to bill directly to most insurance companies, however it depends on the insurance plan design. We recommend that you confirm your payment options with your plan administrator prior to attending your first appointment.