What Is Pelvic Physiotherapy?
Pelvic Physiotherapy may help address the following signs, symptoms, and conditions:
Bladder leakages | Bladder Urgency + Frequency | Bowel leakages or incontinence | Bowel urgency | Abdominal separation | Pelvic girdle pain (vaginal, low back, hip, pubic, groin, tailbone) | Pain with sex | Pelvic organ prolapse | Chronic constipation.
Post partum, the goal is to return to exercise and activity safely, while maintaining a strong and healthy core. Each patient receives an e-mail after the appointment with the exercises and homework that was discussed with the physiotherapist.
Addressing Your Concerns
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is the assessment and treatment of the pelvic floor by a trained Pelvic Physiotherapist. Depending on the concern, it may include hands-on therapy, exercise prescription, and patient education to address specific conditions, prevent pelvic floor issues, and prep for labour and delivery.
Daily To-Do Exercises
Furthermore, seeing a pelvic physiotherapist during pregnancy may help prevent pelvic floor issues prenatally and post partum. During pregnancy, the focus is on lengthening the muscles to prep for labour and delivery, strengthening the core, learning how to push and addressing any existing concerns. Your physiotherapist may teach you different breathing techniques, perineal massage, and kegels as well.