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Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

At Back & Body Wellness Centre, we’re proud to offer a number of different options for treating a variety of conditions, including pelvic floor disorders, which can affect both men and women.

banner-pelvic-floorThe pelvic floor is a bowl shaped, broad band of muscles, ligaments and connective tissue located at the base of the pelvis. It functions to support the pelvic organs, maintain continence and support the core and low back.

Weak or dysfunctional pelvic floor muscles can cause and contribute to a myriad of conditions, including back pain, pain with intercourse, incontinence, and repeated groin strains (just to name a few). Since the pelvic floor is the only stabilizing muscle that is oriented in the horizontal plane, it performs a critical role in spinal stability during all activities. Often chronic back, pelvic or groin pain that does not resolve with usual treatment is related poor pelvic floor muscle function. Since the pelvic floor muscles along with the deep abdominal and back muscles work together to provide lumbar stability, and weakness in one can impact function in the other muscles, it is important to assess all of the deep stabilizers together.

Care for Men and Women

Many women have come to us to strengthen pelvic floor muscles after giving birth, as pregnancy can cause them to weaken post-partum should they undergo tearing or cutting. Even supporting the weight of the baby for many months can lead to pelvic floor muscle problems.

In men, pelvic health is important for sexual function, and may improve things like Erectile Dysfunction (ED). In addition to other causes, ED can result due to weakened pelvic muscles. When a man is sexually excited, muscles in the penis relax. This allows for increased blood flow to the penis. As the penis chambers fill with blood, the penis grows rigid. The inability to relax the penile muscles can change erectile function. Pelvic Health Physiotherapy can help men learn how to relax the penile muscles and pelvic muscles, improving sexual function.

Facts About Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy:

  1. It’s just not only about Kegels exercise
  2. Chronic Pain in low back or hips can be helped with pelvic physio
  3. Do you dribble urine with exercise or exertion, talk to a pelvic physio
  4. Pregnancy-related pain is better treated with pelvic floor therapy
  5. Facilitate faster recovery to normalcy after childbirth.
  6. Do you experience pain during intercourse? Pelvic floor physiotherapists can help.
  7. Breathing and pelvic floor are related.
  8. Men experience pelvic floor issues too.
  9. Pelvic floor therapy helps post-surgically for abdominal and prostate issues.
  10. Pelvic floor muscles are a part of your core muscles.

Pelvic floor physiotherapy is a natural and conservative treatment option for various conditions like:

  • Low-grade Pelvic organ prolapse (bladder, uterus, rectum, urethra)
  • Stress and Urge Incontinence
  • Dyspareunia
  • Vulvodynia
  • Vestibulitis
  • Clitoridynia
  • Coccydynia (tail bone pain)
  • Vaginismus
  • Pain during or after intercourse

  • Diastasis recti ( abdominal muscle tear)
  • Pregnancy-related issue
  • Postnatal /postpartum physiotherapy
  • Chronic low back pain
  • Chronic hip pain
  • Sacroiliac joint pain and dysfunction
  • Bowel incontinence
  • C-section scar mobilization
  • Post menopausal issues

  • Problems holding urine, stool when you laugh, cough, sneeze or when you perform high-intensity activities like jumping, running and weightlifting.
  • Having the urge to pass urine frequently
  • Difficulty in starting or stopping urinating
  • Pushing hard to empty bladder ( urinary retention )
  • Chronic constipation
  • Persistent arousal disorder
  • Tailbone pain caused due to fall, strain, post labour

  • Pain in your lower back, genital region, constant pain in the groin and deep inside hip
  • Difficulty inserting a tampon
  • Pain during IUD insertion or PAP test
  • Difficulty in sexual intercourse due to pain
  • Painful during penetration
  • Fear of pain and inhibition during penetration
  • Pain after intercourse
  • Postmenopausal dryness, pain, tightness

*Treatment options include but are not limited to: Bladder retraining, Strengthening or Kegel exercises, Joint mobilization exercises, Stretching, Trigger point release, Myofacial release, Biofeedback.

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