Pelvic Health Physiotherapy (also referred to as pelvic floor physiotherapy) is the specialized approach to the assessment and treatment of various conditions that involve the pelvis and pelvic floor. The pelvic floor is comprised of ligaments, nerves, connective tissue, and a group of muscles that attach to the front, back, and sides of the pelvic bone and sacrum.
The muscles are a mechanical sling that supports the pelvic organs (bladder, uterus, prostate, and rectum). These muscles also wrap around your urethra, rectum and vagina. These muscles are able to contract to help maintain continence of your bladder and bowels, and they are able to relax to allow for urination, bowel movements, and in women, sexual intercourse. Furthermore, the pelvic floor muscles also contribute to our core strength, providing postural stability of our spine, pelvis, and extremities.
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy can help those with pregnancy as well as both pre- and post-pregnancy related pelvic health issues, in addition to many conditions including: dysfunction associated with bladder/urination, bowel functioning and/or sexual intercourse, lower back pain or hip pain that is not responding to care/therapy in these areas, and weak core strength.
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy is provided at CCST by our Physiotherapist, Marjorie Walker. Attached below are a number of conditions that Pelvic Health Physiotherapy can help you with along with a screening questionnaire that can help you determine whether Pelvic Health Physiotherapy would be a good treatment option for you.