Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy is for ANYONE experiencing one or more of the following:

  • Urinary incontinence

  • Frequent urination (more than 8 times a day)

  • Bowel issues - diarrhea, constipation, incontinence, straining

  • Pelvic pain (e.g. vaginal, rectal, penile, testicular, perineal)

  • Pressure in the pelvic region

  • Pain with intercourse (during or after)

  • Low back pain, especially if it is persistent (pain lasting for 3-4 months) or recurring (comes and goes)

  • Breathing difficulties such as shortness of breath not related to issues in the lungs (e.g. asthma, COPD, chronic bronchitis, etc.) with exercise or at rest, heaviness in chest, or fast breathing (e.g. with anxiety or panic attacks)

  • Tension in neck and shoulders, especially if it is persistent (pain lasting for 3-4 months) or recurring (comes and goes).

  • A diagnosis of diastasis recti, vulvodynia, vestibulodynia, vaginismus, dyspareunia (painful intercourse), interstitial cystitis, chronic prostatitis, endometriosis, pudendal neuralgia, chronic pelvic pain, levator ani syndrome, piriformis syndrome, coccydynia, proctalgia fugux, urethral syndrome, bladder pain syndrome, bladder sphincter dysenergia

  • Pregnancy (while pregnant and postpartum)

The Pelvic Health Physiotherapist will take a multimodal approach to assessing and treating your issue(s) and/or pain. The assessment may involve an internal (vaginal and/or rectal) examination depending on the issue and your comfort with this type of exam day one. An internal exam is the only way we can truly assess the status of the pelvic floor muscles (tight, tender, weak). Treatment differs depending on the status of these muscles. If they are tight, we have to work on relaxing them, which may include some internal myofascial work, education and home exercises. If they are weak, we need to work on activation, strength, and endurance of the pelvic floor muscles, which may include some education and home exercises.

Implementing the right treatment from the beginning will help resolve your issues and/or pain more effectively and efficiently. Taking this approach typically leads to more meaningful and long-lasting changes versus a temporary relief or quick fix. All sessions are one on one with a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist. Overall, treatments may include: soft tissue/myofascial techniques internally (vaginal and/or rectal) and/or externally, core exercises (strengthening, lengthening, or endurance), breathing exercises, functional exercises with core engagement (squatting, bending, running, lifting, etc), and joint mobilization, and acupuncture as necessary.

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Assessment (70mins) ($150)

The initial appointment entails a detailed health history assessment and physical examination. The physical examination may include an internal examination (vaginal and/or rectal) depending on the issue you are coming in for and your comfort with this type of exam day one. The internal exam allows us to feel the muscles of the pelvic region to determine their status (e.g. tight, tender, weak). This information along with other information gathered during the assessment will help us determine the root cause of your issue and/or pain. This will dictate our treatment plan so that we are able to resolve your issue(s) and/or pain as well as help you attain your goals. Treatment is provided during the first visit and will depend on what we find.

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Session (45mins) ($100)

Treatment may include soft tissue/myofascial techniques internally (vaginal and/or rectal) and/or externally, core exercises (strengthening, lengthening, or endurance), breathing exercises, functional exercises with core engagement (squatting, bending, running, lifting, etc), and joint mobilization, and acupuncture as necessary.

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Extended Session (70mins) ($200)

This treatment is for clients who require or prefer more time with the Pelvic Health Physiotherapist. Treatment may include soft tissue/myofascial techniques internally (vaginal and/or rectal) and/or externally, core exercises (strengthening, lengthening, or endurance), breathing exercises, functional exercises with core engagement (squatting, bending, running, lifting, etc), and joint mobilization, and acupuncture as necessary.