Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy for Women
The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that acts like a sling or hammock for the uterus, colon, and bladder. For some people (primarily women), the pelvic floor can become weak or damaged due to age, trauma, or post-pregnancy. Without a strong pelvic floor, simple daily tasks like bladder control can become difficult.
At Optimum Wellness, we provide a range of support services for pelvic floor issues and female health issues, including:
- Musculoskeletal conditions during & post-pregnancy
- Unusual menstrual cycles
- Cesarean section preparation & recovery
- Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain
- Infant feeding support
- Urinary Incontinence
- Vaginal pain
- Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD)
- Bladder Pain Syndrome
On your first visit, you will be met by our friendly support staff who will help you with filling out forms, answer any questions and help with anything else you need. You will then meet with the practitioner to discuss your specific concerns and health history.
Assessment & Recommendation for Care
Your practitioner will discuss your specific needs, present your options, suggest a treatment plan, and discuss the benefits and any risks associated with the recommended treatment. Treatment plans are specific to each patient.
Coverage & Direct Billing
Majority of the Canadian Health Insurance providers reimburse partial or all the fees for Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Massage, Psychological support, and other rehabilitation services we provide. Our Clinic Assistants can help you confirm your coverage.
Q. WHAT DO PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIOTHERAPISTS DO?
Pelvic floor physiotherapists use a combination of approaches such as:
- Strengthening exercises
- Connective tissue technique
- Manual therapy
- Bladder & bowel retraining
Q. HOW LONG WILL TREATMENT TAKE?
The time required for treatment varies based on the severity of your concerns and the frequency with which you perform your exercises. Your physiotherapist will give you an estimated timeline.
Q. WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING AN INTERNAL EXAM?
Your physiotherapist will walk you through exactly what the process is. An internal exam will only be conducted if you feel comfortable. If you do feel comfortable, your physiotherapist will talk you through the exam and explain what is being done while it’s happening.
Q. WILL YOU NEED TO DO AN INTERNAL EXAM?
An internal exam will allow us to develop a thorough understanding of your needs. However, not every patient requires an internal exam. During your consultation, we can discuss the necessity of an internal exam and what it might entail.
Your comfort and safety are paramount. We will never ask you to do anything you are uncomfortable with, nor will we pressure you to have tests you don’t want.
Q. HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE PELVIC FLOOR ISSUES?
Symptoms of pelvic floor problems can include:
- Frequently feeling the need to urinate
- Painful urination
- Unexplained back pain
- Consistent pain around your rectum, genitals, or pelvis
- Pain during sex
- Perineal tear