Stress Urinary Incontinence
Small volumes of involuntary urine leakage that occurs when a person sneezes, coughs, laughs, lifts or jumps. You’re not alone, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 9 men suffer.
Urge Urinary Incontinence
Large volumes of involuntary urine leakage often preceded by a strong compelling urge to urinate.
o The inability to control the passing of gas and/or stool (liquid or hard).
Chronic constipation can damage the ligaments and nerves responsible for maintaining support and function of pelvic floor muscles. Repetitive straining can weaken the pelvic floor muscles and may add pressure on the bladder which might cause increased urinary frequency or retention. The damage that chronic constipation can have on pelvic floor muscles is similar to having mini child birth through your rectum.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)
Do I need surgery? Explore ALL options 1 st . Pelvic Floor Therapy assists patients in retraining the muscles of the pelvic floor to restore function and strength. Remember if you don’t use it you’ll lose it!
Coccyx or Tailbone Pain (Coccydynia)
Tail bone pain that can spread throughout the pelvic floor and may get worse with sitting for extended periods of time.
Painful Bladder Syndrome (Interstitial Cystitis)
Painful Bladder Syndrome is a multifaceted pain condition that involves symptoms of burning and pain, urinary frequency and urgency, and frequent nighttime urination.
SIJ Dysfunction/Pelvic Girdle Pain
Imbalances in the muscles that maintain pelvic joint (Pubic symphysis and SIJ) alignment can result in low back pain, pelvis, hips or groin pain. Untreated DRAs post-partum may result in pelvic girdle pain.
Low Back and Hip Pain
Low Back and Hip Pain
Pudendal Nerve Irritation
Compression or irritation of the major nerve supplying all functions of the genitalia, bladder and rectal muscles can cause pain in the pelvic region. Prolonged sitting, complicated childbirth and cycling are all common causes of pudendal nerve irritation.
Painful Intercourse (Dyspareunia)
Pain experienced with sexual intercourse either upon penetration, deep inside or following orgasm.
Involuntary Contraction or Tightness of Vagina (Vaginismus)
Involuntary spasm of pelvic floor muscles upon penetration of any object (penis, tampon, accommodator, or finger). Usually associated with Connective Tissue Dysfunction.
Painful Menstruation (Dysmenorrhea)
Painful Periods can happen for various reasons. Endometriosus is one such condition where a foreign tissue is found primarily on the outside of the uterus however can spread to all other organs in the pelvic cavity. This condition can cause extreme pain which worsens during menstrual cycle.
Vulvar Pain (Vulvodynia)
Pain in the Vulvar region (skin folds protecting vaginal entrance). Usually described as rawness, irritation, burning, and stinging. The skin of the vulva often appears normal. To avoid infection do you wipe front to back?
o Labour and Delivery Prep
Post-Pregnancy Pain and/or Incontinence
causes are multifactorial: weakened Pelvic floor muscles, tearing and/or episiotomies causing development of scar tissue, pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and changes in hormones.
Diastasis Recti Abdominus (DRA)
A separation of the Rectus Abdominus (“6-Pack”) muscle. AKA “Mummy Tummy”. The severity is graded based on how many fingers the physio can fit into the separation above, below and at the level of the belly button. NO surgery needed… Therapy First!