PELVIC FLOOR RETRAINING PROGRAM
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy is a branch of physiotherapy that deals with treating the muscles, joints and nerves of the pelvis. Our Physiotherapist, Parul Chauhan has received Level 1,2A, 3A, pregnancy, and DRA courses to accomplish her training for assessing and treating Pelvic Floor from Pelvic Health Solutions. A Pelvic Floor assessment can involve an internal vaginal and/or rectal exam. A Pelvic Floor physiotherapist can help you with the following conditions:
Some people experience leakage when the laugh, cough, sneeze, jump, run or during strenuous activities. Leakage can also happen when a person has a strong urge to urinate. It is imperative to know what is the cause of the leakage. It could be weak, poor control, or hypertonic pelvic floor muscles. It is important to assess the core case of this problem and offer treatment accordingly. At My Physio Sport & Rehab Centre, we know that contrary to popular belief, urinary incontinence is not just about kegel exercises!
Prolapse of a pelvic organ is felt as if there is a bulge at or near the vaginal opening that can sometimes feel like a vaginal or rectal pressure. These symptoms get worse in gravity dependent positions and improve by laying down. These patients sometimes have coexisting concerns including constipation, incontinence and/or difficulty emptying the bladder or bowels. A pelvic floor physiotherapist will use conservative strategies to correct and reverse the problems associated with prolapse. Research concludes that pelvic health physiotherapy should be a first line of defence before surgical consideration for incontinence in women.
Persistent pelvic pain can be very frustrating. These patients often get diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis, Bladder Pain Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome, or Vulvodynia. With correct pain education, stress management, pain management and using non nociceptive techniques, a pelvic floor therapist can help to manage the symptoms and improve quality of life.
CHRONIC LOW BACK AND HIP PAIN:
If chronic low back or hip pain does not improve with regular physiotherapy, then an internal pelvic assessment should be considered. A recent study revealed that 95% of women with low back pain have some type of pelvic floor dysfunction.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE FIRST VISIT
During your first visit, our lovely and helpful front desk staff will welcome you to the clinic. Our highly experienced and friendly therapist will complete an initial assessment to discover what injury you are presenting us with, and how it happened. Following a detailed history and physical assessment, we will determine a proper course of action depending on your goal. One important aspect of recovering from injury is to help educate patients on ways to prevent further aggravation of symptoms. Please note, at this time these services are offered to females only.