Pelvic Pain Relief Oakville, ON

Pelvic Pain Relief

Holly O.

Today I ran 1.5 miles. Not a marathon by any means, but I’ve had other physiotherapists tell me I’d never be able to run again. I went to see Pat about chronic hip pain, and during treatment, he was able to address not only that but pelvic issues I was struggling with. He has set reasonable goals and made adjustments along the way as needed. Both he and the clinic staff are very professional and I feel very safe going there. I highly recommend!

Pelvic pain can occur for a number of reasons. This type of pain can be limiting and, for some people, even a bit embarrassing. It can hinder your daily life and prevent you from doing some of your daily tasks or activities you love. Fortunately, pelvic rehabilitation can help ease your symptoms of pelvic dysfunction so you don’t experience additional problems in the future. If you are experiencing pelvic or pelvic floor pain, contact Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation today to find relief!

How does physiotherapy help pelvic pain?

Physiotherapy has been shown to treat a variety of conditions resulting in pelvic pain. Some of the most common pelvic conditions that physiotherapy treats include:

Postpartum pelvic pain

After giving birth, it is common for new mothers to experience strained muscles and/or connective tissue damage in their pelvic floor. Pelvic rehabilitation helps in reducing the pain that is being felt, in addition to strengthening any damaged muscles or tissues.

Pain following abdominal surgery

If you are recovering from a recent surgical procedure, pelvic rehabilitation can help in improving strength, and regaining range of motion in your trunk and pelvic region. 

Endometriosis

Endometriosis can affect the bones, muscles, ligaments, and nerves in the pelvic region. Pelvic floor rehabilitation can help reduce the pain and bloating that you may be experiencing with endometriosis, in addition to strengthening the pelvic floor muscles. 

Urinary incontinence

A physiotherapist can help determine the root of your problem with urinary incontinence, rather than simply treating the symptoms. Pelvic rehabilitation will focus on strengthening the muscles under your bladder in order to treat and eliminate incontinence issues.

Constipation

Pelvic rehabilitation can loosen and relax the muscles in your pelvic and anal areas, which can help relieve and eliminate constipation. 

While these are just a few of the most common conditions of pelvic dysfunction that can be treated with physiotherapy, there are a number of additional pelvic conditions that PT treatments can relieve. For example, painful intercourse may also be improved with pelvic rehabilitation. Some less common conditions that can be treated also include pelvic organ prolapse, dyspareunia, and diastasis recti. 

Did you know?

Problems of the spine can manifest themselves as any of the conditions listed above.  A good pelvic assessment will begin with establishing your pelvic baselines for pain and other signs and symptoms (back pain is a common one), then conducting a thorough screening of the spine, applying a spinal intervention, and rechecking your baselines for change.  If that change is a positive one, then your spine becomes the focus of your treatment plan.  If there is no change, then moving on to your pelvic region is warranted.

Please note that the pelvic patients we see at Leaps and Bound: Performance Rehabilitation have some form of musculoskeletal presentation like low back pain or hip pain in addition to their pelvic symptoms. If that’s you, then you’re an ideal candidate for treatment at our Oakville, ON practice.  If not, then we have a network of clinicians that we can refer you to.

How will I benefit?

The muscles, tendons, and ligaments that comprise the pelvic floor all serve an extremely important purpose, as they support the core of your body. One of our highly trained Oakville, ON physiotherapists can help in relieving your pelvic pain, improving your flexibility, and increasing your overall functionality. 

The treatments involved in your pelvic rehabilitation plan will be dependent upon the results of your initial assessment. Your injury or condition will be evaluated during a physical examination, and then a qualified physiotherapist will form a treatment plan that will address your specific needs. This will typically include several forms of exercise and manual therapy to reduce pain, lessen symptoms, and potentially heal your condition.

Our Oakville, ON physiotherapy office is equipped with the resources necessary for treating pelvic pain. In many cases, our treatment methods can help provide relief and recovery for problems that patients have been facing for years. If your pelvic pain is limiting you, contact Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation today to begin your path toward long-lasting relief!