Pelvic Health Physio
Pelvic health physiotherapy is the management of tissue dysfunction related to the pelvis. The pelvic floor is made up of muscles, associated connective tissue and fascia, ligamentous structures and nerves that attach to the front, back and sides of the pelvic bone and sacrum. These structures play an important role in core function, bladder, bowel and sexual function. They also help support our low backs and core. If these tissues are not functioning properly, one can experience incontinence, pain, and sexual dysfunction, and core dysfunction affecting other parts of the body in both men and women.
With your consent, the physical exam includes an internal examination of your pelvis to determine all major contributors to your symptoms. If you are not comfortable with an internal approach, or if it is not tolerated in regard to pain, many other external and educational techniques can be incorporated.
Our Pelvic Health Physiotherapists have post-graduate training and specific skills relating to the comprehensive assessment and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, as well as neurokinetic therapy training to enhance typical pelvic floor assessment and treatment. Treatment can involve manual therapy of the pelvic floor and surrounding tissues, strengthening and conditioning, and home program education to improve overall function.