PELVIC HEALTH

Pelvic Health Physiotherapists are your rehabilitation experts in areas of incontinence and pelvic pain.  "Physiotherapists with specialized training in pelvic floor rehabilitation  should be the first line of defence, before surgical consultation, for stress, urge and mixed incontinence in women." 

~ pelvic health solutions

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy can play a pivotal role in improving your quality of life for both men AND women 

Who can benefit from Pelvic Health Physio?

  • Individuals with Bladder Problems

    • urinary incontinence, urinary urgency, urinary frequency ​

  • Pregnant and Post-Partum Women

    • incontinence, diastasis recti (separated abdominals), pelvic floor assessment, pelvic pain/pressure​

  • Athletes & Fitness Enthusiasts 

    • incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, PREVENTION of pelvic floor dysfunction

  • Anyone experiencing PAIN in the groin or pelvis

  • Pain with intercourse

  • Pre AND Post Operative abdominal and pelvic surgery

    • Slings, Prostate surgery or Radiation​

  • Low Back Pain or Hip Pain that has not resolved with other treatment approaches​

What to expect in your appointment

We understand that issues requiring pelvic floor rehabilitation can be sensitive topics ~ our therapists provide a calm and welcoming environment to best help you with your goals.  You will always have an initial assessment to determine current function and challenges and from there you will discuss with your therapist your treatment plan. 

Along the course of your journey with us your sessions may include the following:

  • Questionnaires to be completed to better understand your symptoms

  • Internal Assessment of Pelvic Musculature 

  • Education

  • Manual Therapy

  • Biofeedback

  • Pelvic Floor muscular retraining 

Your therapist will ALWAYS explain the treatment / assessment as she goes to ensure you are comfortable and provide you with the opportunity to have your questions answered.  

Pelvic Floor Screening Tool 

ABOUT YOU:

  • Are you currently pregnant?

  • Have you recently (or ever) had a baby?

  • Are you going through or have been through menopause?

  • Have you ever undergone gynaecological surgery (e.g. a hysterectomy)?

  • Are you an elite athlete (e.g. a runner, gymnast or trampolinist)?

  • Do you have a history of lower back pain?

  • Have you ever injured your pelvic region (e.g. through a fall or pelvic radiotherapy)?

  • Do you suffer from constipation or regularly strain on the toilet?

  • Do you have a chronic cough or sneeze (e.g. because of asthma, smoking or hayfever)?

  • Are you overweight, obese or having a BMI over 25?

  • Do you frequently lift heavy weights (e.g. at work or at the gym)?

DO YOU:

  • Accidentally leak urine when you exercise, play sport, laugh, cough or sneeze?

  • Need to get to the toilet in a hurry - or not make it there in time?

  • Constantly need to go to the toilet?

  • Find it difficult to empty your bladder or bowel?

  • Accidentally lose control of your bowel – or accidentally pass wind?

  • Have a prolapse (e.g. a bulge or feeling of heaviness, discomfort, pulling, dragging or dropping in the vagina)?

  • Suffer from pelvic pain or experience pain during or after intercourse?

"If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions it is important to discuss a pelvic floor safe exercise program with your exercise professional. If you experience any of the symptoms outlined in the second part of the survey, it is also important to speak to your doctor or a continence professional – as many of these symptoms can be treated, and in many cases cured."

 

©Continence Foundation of Australia 2011 

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Nanaimo: 201 - 1450 Waddington Rd  

 Edmonton: 4825 89th St

ph:250-741-0141 

Fax 1-833-790-4164 

 info@symphony-rehab.com

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