Christine Chan is a registered orthopedic and pelvic health physiotherapist at Leduc Physio.
Why You Should See A Pelvic Health Physiotherapist :
Pelvic health physiotherapy is a branch of physiotherapy that deals with problems of the pelvic floor muscles and surrounding structures. Pelvic health physiotherapy can help with a wide range of problems, including incontinence, prolapse, pain, and sexual dysfunction. It can also help to improve your quality of life in general.
Pelvic health physiotherapy can help with a variety of symptoms and conditions. It has proven to be an effective treatment for many common conditions such as:
- Urinary and fecal urgency and incontinence
- Pelvic pain
- Interstitial cystitis
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Sexual dysfunction
- Perineal pain
- Painful intercourse
- Weak pelvic floor muscles/imbalance
- Difficulty with an IUD
- Pelvic floor rehabilitation
- Pelvic floor myofascial release
There are a number of different treatment options available, and your physiotherapist will work with you to find the best treatment for your individual needs.
The treatment plan likely includes a combination of manual therapy, exercises and lifestyle modifications. Manual therapy involves the use of massage and other manipulative techniques to help relax and stretch tight pelvic floor muscles. Exercises are prescribed to strengthen weak muscles, create better coordination and improve posture and functioning.
The goal of pelvic health physiotherapy is to help patients improve their overall health and well-being. The physiotherapist will provide information and education to help their clients adopt healthier behaviors that improve the symptoms. They will also work to improve the communication and coordination between the pelvic floor muscles and the brain.
If you are experiencing any problems with your pelvic floor, or if you simply want to improve your quality of life, then pelvic health physiotherapy may be right for you.