Pelvic Health Physiotherapy
Did You Know Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation Offers Pelvic Health Rehabilitation?
Pelvic health physiotherapy is the assessment and treatment of various conditions that involve the pelvis, lower back, or hip, or symptoms that manifest in this area. The pelvis includes vital organs, muscles, ligaments, nerves, and connective tissue. Pain and additional issues surrounding the pelvis can occur for a number of reasons. It 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.
Through our targeted programs, we can help reduce or eliminate the pain and symptoms you are experiencing in the pelvic region. Contact Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation today to schedule your appointment!
Pelvic Conditions treated at Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation
- Urgency to urinate
- Nocturia (waking repeatedly to urinate)
- Frequent urination
- Pelvic pain
- Painful intercourse
- Pre-natal and post-partum care
Assessment and Treatment
Before pelvic floor treatment begins, your physiotherapist will take your full medical history and thoroughly discuss your current problems and symptoms.
With informed consent, your physiotherapist will perform a physical assessment of the joints and tissues of the pelvis. This may include an external examination where the physiotherapist may ask you to touch certain areas of your pelvic floor to identify the affected tissues that may be contributing to your pelvic dysfunction. If you feel uncomfortable with the thought of an external exam in the presence of your physiotherapist, we encourage you to discuss this with him or her.
*Please note that our physiotherapists do not perform internal pelvic examinations, and in the majority of cases, they are not necessary.
Based on your examination, your physiotherapist will work with you to put together a plan of care that is specific to your particular symptoms, dysfunction, and goals. Your plan will include a combination of the following: education and exercise are the key components, followed by manual therapy, electrical muscle stimulation, biofeedback, and bladder/bowel tracking.. As you begin to progress, your physiotherapist will adjust your program of care accordingly.
Pelvic Health Facts
- 3.3 million Canadians suffer from incontinence
- 1 in 4 women are incontinent
- 1 in 9 men are incontinent
- 1/6 children under the age of 17 struggle with incontinence
- Only 1 in 12 people seek out treatment because they are embarrassed to talk about it, or don’t know that help is available
- 50 % of women at some point in their life cycle experience some urinary incontinence
- 33 % will develop regular problems
- 50% of nursing home residents are incontinent (male and female)
- In France, every woman at 6 weeks postpartum sees a pelvic physiotherapist as part of her recovery to prevent incontinence and/or pelvic pain
- It is estimated that 85% of vaginal deliveries will sustain some degree of perineal trauma.
- Pelvic health conditions include urinary incontinence, pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic pain – these are common – impacting 3.3 million Canadians or nearly 10% of the population each year.
- For example, 33% of women over 30 after natural childbirth experience pelvic health issues
- Recent statistics suggest that 1 in 4 women suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction
- Statistics indicate that 10 to 15% of North American women suffer from pain during sexual activities.
How can I get started?
Pelvic Health Rehabilitation is important, and we want you to be able to live your life comfortably. If you are suffering from pelvic pain or any other pelvic health symptoms, don’t wait any longer to contact our Oakville, ON physiotherapy office.
We’ll help to alleviate these problems so you can get back to living your life without pain!