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Advanced Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Treatment in Mississauga, Etobicoke & Oakville

Did you know that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men suffer from urinary incontinence? According to the Canadian Continence Foundation, 1.5 million Canadian are incontinent without discussing their problems with their health care providers. Many conditions can be treated by Advanced Pelvic Health Physiotherapy, which is a cause of distress.

Causes of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction can be caused by:

  • HYPOTONICITY (Weak pelvic floor muscles): contributing to stress incontinence (passing urine uncontrollably), urge incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Incontinence is NOT a normal part of aging
  • HYPERTONICITY (Tight pelvic floor muscles): contributing to Urinary and Fecal Urgency, Urge Incontinence, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Dyspareunia, Vaginismus, Vulvodynia, Pudendal Neuralgia, Interstitial Cystitis and Chronic Prostatitis

Kegels are NOT always indicated for pelvic floor problems. Sometimes they do more harm than good, and often they are NOT performed correctly.

The Cochrane Collaboration 2010 concluded that Physiotherapists with specialized training in advanced pelvic floor rehabilitation (using internal examination to teach the exercises) should be the first line of defense. A full round of Physiotherapy should be completed before surgical consultation, for stress, urge and mixed incontinence in women.

Common misconceptions

It is normal to have urinary leakage after childbirth. DYSFUNCTION

It is normal to have urinary leakage as YOU age. DYSFUNCTION

To think there is nothing you can do about urinary DYSFUNCTION

Male Conditions treated in advanced pelvic health physiotherapy

Male Reproductive System
    • Post-Prostatectomy Incontinence
    • Pelvic Pain
    • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
    • Pain during stimulation, ejaculation problems
    • Pain during urination

Female conditions treated in advanced pelvic health physiotherapy

female pelvic floor
Female Pelvic Floor labeled
    • Vaginal Pain Syndrome (as a result of pelvic dysfunction)
    • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
    • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
    • 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

How is the advanced pelvic physiotherapy assessment done?

After a detailed questionnaire and physical examination of your pelvic area (External/Internal), your therapist will discuss the findings with you and plan a treatment program to best suit your needs. This may include internal and external examinations to identify the affected tissues that may be contributing to your urinary, bowel or pelvic pain symptoms.

How can Physiotherapy Help?

Pelvic Health Physiotherapists are Registered Physiotherapists who have specialized in the treatment of pelvic health concerns. Like Physiotherapists in other settings, our goal is to assist our patients in resuming their daily or nightly activities as quickly as possible. Exercises for the pelvic floor, prescribed by a Physiotherapist with training in this area, have numerous benefits. These include maintaining continence, helping the bladder to hold on after getting the urge to urinate, and increased satisfaction in sexual relationships.

A Physiotherapist will design an exercise program for the specific problem, involving muscle re-education, bladder retraining and strengthening of the pelvic floor muscles. If the muscles are very weak, a physiotherapist may use electrical stimulation of the pelvic floor muscles. They can teach strengthening of the pelvic floor muscles, which can help to reverse the problem.

Your Physiotherapist may also make recommendations for lifestyle changes that will help the bladder be less irritable, such as :

  • Bracing the pelvic floor muscles before you cough, laugh or sneeze;
  • Avoiding common bladder irritants, such as caffeine, alcohol and cigarettes;
  • Lifting and moving correctly
  • Dietary management

If you or someone you know would like more information about having an advanced pelvic health Physiotherapy Assessment, please call PhysioNow today! We have trained Registered Physiotherapists ready to help you today! Our central number is . You don’t need to suffer in silence. We can help! Get back your Life!

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What is pelvic floor rehabilitation?

Pelvic floor rehab is teh internal and external assessment of pelvic floor muscles that supports our lower back and pelvic organs (bladder, uterus/prostate and rectum) in order to assess the tension and strength of these muscles causing various pelvic floor dyfunction.

What is hypertonic pelvic floor?

Increase in the pelvic floor muscle tone is called as hypertonic pelvic floor.

What exercises can I do to strengthen my pelvic floor?

Based on the assessment findings the physiotherapist will put together a treatment plan.There are different types of exercises depending on the condition causing muscle weakness. Kegels are one of the best known example.

What does a pelvic floor physiotherapist do?

Both external exam and internal exam of your pelvic floor (vaginally and rectally) wil be done depending on the history and symptoms presented.

Is any external examination required for pelvic floor physiotherapy?

Your posture, muscles of your hip, low back and abdominal will be assessed for contributing factors such as weakness or tightness. Imbalances and dysfunction of the muscles and soft tissues can also led to pelvic floor dysfunction.


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