Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction can be caused by: HYPOTONICITY (Weak pelvic floor muscles) or HYPERTONICITY (Tight pelvic floor muscles). Our pelvic Health physiotherapist at Curezone Physiotherapy, Mississauga aims to treat various issues related to men and women health. It is estimated that 10- 30 % of all women experience incontinence at some point in their lives. This could be a result of weak pelvic floor muscles or incoordination of pelvic floor in relation to the breathing and posture. It is important for men and women of all ages to maintain pelvic floor muscle strength.
Our registered Pelvic physiotherapist at Curezone physiotherapy providing Pelvic health physiotherapy Mississauga aims to assess and summarize common conditions, illnesses and complaints that may interfere with strenuous exercise and competition, for people of all age groups including females during pregnancy and after childbirth. Provide recommendations for exercise training for high-level regular exercisers and elite athletes.
Conditions treated in Pelvic Health physiotherapy
Men Conditions treated in pelvic health physiotherapy:
- Post-Prostatectomy Incontinence
- Pelvic Pain
- Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
- Pain during stimulation, ejaculation problems
- Pain during urination
- Chronic Prostatitis
Women conditions treated in pelvic health physiotherapy:
- Vaginal Pain Syndrome (as a result of pelvic dysfunction)
- Pelvic Floor Dysfunction to Urinary and Fecal Urgency
- Urge Incontinence
- Chronic Pelvic Pain
- Pudendal Neuralgia
- Interstitial Cystitis
- 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
A Pelvic health physiotherapist not only looks at your physical symptoms but also investigates the Biopsychosocial aspect of Pain in treating the pain system. Pain has been defined “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage.” (IASP Definition)
Pain does not provide accurate information on the status of the tissues. It can also be due to extremely sensitive nervous system. Our Physiotherapist provides various validated questionnaires which can be helpful information in treating sensitive nervous system conditions with specific exercises.
How is the assessment done?
After filling out a detailed questionnaire about your symptoms, dietary intake, past and present medical history, past examinations done and referred by the doctor, our pelvic health physiotherapist with Training in this area working at Curezone physiotherapy at Heartland near Mavis and Britannia Road intersection 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. A full written and verbal informed consent procced the examination. This consent can be withdrawn at any time if not comfortable. The assessment usually takes about an hour.
Treatment Provided in Pelvic health Physiotherapy
Our pelvic Health physiotherapist Sheena John prescribes the exercises based on your assessment. Kegel’s are usually recommended it is a weak muscle along with various strengthening exercises of the pelvic floor which can help to reverse the process. On the other hand, stretching exercises are provided if it is a case of muscle tightness. They also make recommendations for the lifestyle changes and postural and ergonomic corrections to help the bladder to be less irritable. To learn more about the FAQs about the Pelvic Health check our FAQ section.
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