Pelvic Health Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

What is women’s pelvic health physiotherapy?

Physiotherapists who focus on woman’s pelvic health can help you throughout your pregnancy, as well as post-partum. Perinatal physiotherapy can include delivery preparation, scar tissue mobilization, movement strategies, stretches, and strengthening exercises.
Pelvic health physiotherapy can support you as your body adapts to the changes associated with pregnancy and delivery. They can also help manage pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, and pelvic pain. These treatments can go a very long way to helping woman return to activities as soon as possible post-delivery.
If you have any questions, please call the clinic and we would be happy to help!!

You may also benefit from pelvic floor physiotherapy if you have any type of pelvic floor dysfunction. These are typically classified into two problems: your muscles are too tight or they are too weak.

A tight pelvic floor can contribute to urinary frequency and urgency. It can also make urination painful or incomplete and can be responsible for you waking up during the night with a need to pee.

Moreover, it can contribute to urinary incontinence (when you just can’t make it to the washroom). A tight pelvic floor also contributes to constipation, straining during bowel movements and painful bowel movements.

If you suffer from a tight, dysfunctional pelvic floor, you may also experience sexual dysfunction. This can present as pain with penetration, inability to have vaginal penetration, pain with or inability to orgasm, and pain with sexual stimulation.

A weak pelvic floor can contribute to stress incontinence, which is the involuntary loss of urine or stool during or after activity. This includes leaking during sports, or with coughing and sneezing. Frequently women who are returning to physical activity after giving birth can experience this issue.

Weak pelvic floor muscles also contribute to pelvic organ prolapse, which is when one of the pelvic organs starts to shift out of place. This contributes to heaviness or bulging at the vaginal or rectal opening.

These are conditions typically associated with women after they give birth, and as a result, most women think this is a normal turn of events and do not realize this is something that can be fixed! The good news is, there is a solution beyond pads and diapers.

Most people find success with treatment for a weak pelvic floor after five to seven sessions. If you’re really worried, pre-delivery assessment and strengthening can help you achieve a strong, supportive pelvic floor while still pregnant!

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