Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Now Available!

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Posted November 14, 2023
Caitlin Williams
BKin(Hon), MSc(PT), MScCl(Manip Ther), DPT, FCAMPT
Pelvic health physiotherapy is a specialized branch of physiotherapy that focuses on the assessment and treatment of conditions related to the pelvic floor muscles and surrounding structures. The pelvic floor muscles play a crucial role in supporting the pelvic organs, maintaining continence, and facilitating sexual function.

Pelvic health physiotherapists are trained to address a wide range of conditions, including but not limited to pelvic pain, urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, and pregnancy-related musculoskeletal issues. They utilize various techniques and interventions to help individuals regain optimal pelvic health and function.

During an assessment, a pelvic health physiotherapist will conduct a thorough evaluation to identify any underlying issues or dysfunctions. This may involve a combination of subjective questioning, physical examination, and specialized tests. Based on the findings, a personalized treatment plan is developed, which may include exercises to strengthen or relax the pelvic floor muscles, manual therapy techniques, biofeedback, education on bladder and bowel habits, and lifestyle modifications.

The goal of pelvic health physiotherapy is to empower individuals to take an active role in their own pelvic health and improve their quality of life. By addressing the root causes of pelvic health issues and providing targeted interventions, pelvic health physiotherapists aim to alleviate symptoms, enhance pelvic floor function, and promote overall well-being.

It is important to note that pelvic health physiotherapy is a specialized field, and individuals seeking treatment should consult with a qualified pelvic health physiotherapist who has received appropriate training and certification in this area.