Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy2019-05-22T15:02:22+00:00

PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIOTHERAPY

Incontinence and pelvic pain don’t have to be the new norm. Talk to our pelvic floor physiotherapist about treatment.
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WHAT IS PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIOTHERAPY?

Pelvic floor physiotherapy or pelvic physiotherapy, as it is also known, involves the assessment and treatment of various conditions that affect the pelvic floor in both men and women.

Pelvic floor dysfunction can be caused by either weak pelvic floor muscles (hypotonicity), or tight pelvic floor muscles (hypertonicity).

Hypotonicity (weak muscles) can contribute to:

  • Incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Sexual pain
  • Pregnancy related pain

Hypertonicity (tight muscles) can contribute to:

  • Urinary frequency, urgency, hesitancy, stopping and starting of the urine stream, painful urination, or incomplete emptying
  • Constipation, straining, pain during or after bowel movements
  • Unexplained pain in your low back, pelvic region, hips, genital area, or rectum
  • Pain during or after intercourse, orgasm, or sexual stimulation
  • Uncoordinated muscle contractions causing the pelvic floor muscles to spasm

WHAT IS THE PELVIC FLOOR?

The pelvic floor includes a group of muscles, nerves, ligaments, and fascia located at the bottom of the pelvis, and plays an important role in the body by providing support for many internal organs, including the bladder and uterus. These muscles play a major role in bladder control and pelvic support. When these muscles are not functioning well, incontinence and pain can occur. When pelvic floor muscles are tight and/or weak, they can also place stress on the joints of your back and hips, causing low back and/or hip pain.

HOW IS THE PELVIC FLOOR EXAMINED?

Pelvic floor physiotherapy involves both internal and external examinations, completed by a trained pelvic physiotherapist, to provide a thorough assessment of the joints and tissues affecting the pelvic floor. An internal examination is often required in order to accurately assess the structures of the pelvic floor, assess one’s ability to contract and relax muscles, and identify the affected tissues. Internal muscle function, muscle tightness, strength and endurance, cannot be properly assessed and/or treated from an external examination only.

WHICH CONDITIONS DO YOU TREAT?

Common pelvic floor conditions we treat include:

Talia Diamond
Talia DiamondPelvic Floor Physiotherapist
Talia is a registered physiotherapist and a practitioner of pelvic floor health or pelvic floor physiotherapy. She assesses and treats people with pelvic pain, incontinence constipation and other related symptoms.

PELVIC FLOOR RESOURCES

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  • Stress and/or urge incontinence

  • Fecal incontinence

  • Post-partum pain

  • Pudendal neuralgia

  • Bladder pain syndrome

  • Interstitial cystitis

  • Organ prolapse

  • Coccydynia

  • Vulvodynia

  • Dyspareunia

  • General pelvic pain

QUESTIONS ABOUT PELVIC PHYSIOTHERAPY? 

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Let Us Bring Our Services To You

We recognize that not everyone is readily able to access one of our two physiotherapy clinics in Etobicoke and Pickering. For that reason, all of our services are mobile. Enjoy the benefits of our professional services in the comfort of your home, office or any suitable setting in your community.

After a full assessment of your needs and surroundings, one of our registered professionals will develop a program with your specific goals in mind to help you get to where you want in your physical health and wellness.

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TESTIMONIALS

“I had a traumatic brain injury and my progress has been outstanding thanks to the knowledge and encouragement of the staff in the clinic. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, you can really tell they take pride in their work. I would definitely recommend this location because they produce results!”

– Michael 

“Came to Propel after dealing with a mid back issue for months. From the facilities to treatment, the whole experience was top notch. Hoong’s assessment was thorough and the treatment got me feeling better quickly. He also gave me some exercises to work on which have continued to help. Would definitely recommend!”

– Carlos

“I was injured severely 4 years ago. I have needed an abundance of physiotherapy as well as massage therapy. This clinic has given me by far the greatest and most successful care and rehabilitation to get back to my life. The staff are extremely knowledgeable in their field and not only treat you as a client but as a friend or family member.”

– Vanessa