What Is Pelvic Health Physiotherapy?
Pelvic health physiotherapy is a specialized area of physiotherapy that addresses urinary/fecal incontinence as well as a variety of sources of pelvic pain and dysfunction in both men and women. Through the use of both internal and external examination, pelvic floor dysfunction can be diagnosed by specially trained by physiotherapists.
A pelvic floor physiotherapist will assess your ability to contract and relax the pelvic floor musculature. The lower back, hips and sacroiliac joints are also examined as they potentially stress the pelvic floor. Connective tissue restrictions of the thighs, abdomen, groin and low back also play a critical role in the development of pelvic pain.
Pelvic floor dysfunctions are;
- incontinence (leakage)
- urinary frequency
- urinary urgency
- bowel issues including constipation, straining or pain
- unexplained pain in the low back, the pelvic region, the genital area or the rectum
- pain during or following intercourse, orgasm or stimulation, ejaculation problems
- organ prolapse
- pelvic pain associated with endometrioses, interstitial cystitis, and prostatitis just to name a few
- pre and post pregnancy issues including labor and delivery preparation, pain, leakage, bulging and scarring from c-sections, tearing or episiotomy
- Pediatric Incontinence
- cancer related conditions