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Pelvic Health

Considered the gold standard approach for many bladder, bowel and sexual conditions, Pelvic Health Physiotherapy has been shown to be an effective treatment for men and women with the following conditions:

  • Urinary and Bowel Incontinence
  • Urinary Urge and Frequency
  • Post-partum Recovery
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Sexual Pain Conditions
  • Pelvic Pain Conditions

Pelvic health physiotherapists are specially-trained in the assessment and treatment of muscles, nerves, joints and connective tissue of the pelvis, low back and hips. A customized treatment approach often includes a combination of education, exercise, external and internal muscular and connective tissue techniques as well as the development of self-management strategies to support long term recovery.

Research demonstrates that pelvic floor physiotherapy is effective in 80% of individuals living with urinary incontinence and is recommended as a first line approach prior to surgical intervention1. For more information on the field of pelvic health physiotherapy and the conditions we treat, please follow the link: http://pelvichealthsolutions.ca/for-the-patient/why-do-we-do-an-internal-exam/.

References: 1 Dumoulin, Hay-Smith and Habee-Seguin (2014). Pelvic floor muscle training versus no treatment or inactive control treatments, for urinary incontinence in women. The Cochrane Library.