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Pelvic Physiotherapy

Posted by MIssissauga Physiotherapy & Orthopedic Center on 22 September 2020
Pelvic Physiotherapy

A physiotherapist helps increase a person's mobility and strength and reduce pain by teaching them gentle stretches and exercises.

The goal of a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist (PFPT) is to improve pelvic floor function through exercises, lifestyle adjustments, education and hands on treatment to decrease, and eliminate your symptoms. This therapy involves assessing and treating the group of muscles that are involved with urinary, bowel, and sexual function.

You should see a PFPT if you experience urine leakage, pain with intercourse, pain with tampon insertion, endometriosis, pain in your pelvis, have bowel troubles (both constipation and bowel leakage) or anything else that doesn't feel right.

To book your assesssment with a pelvic floor physiotherapist, call us now! is targeted at the pelvic floor muscles, ligaments and connective tissues. All of which work together to support the pelvic organs, contribute to sexual arousal and orgasm, and assist in bladder and bowel control.

A pelvic floor assessment involves an external and/or internal examination of the vagina and/or rectum. The internal assessment is the gold standard assessment for evaluating the strength, length, and quality of the pelvic floor. The PT will also check other things like your posture in standing and sitting, and the way you move, as well as for trigger points and tension.

Pelvic floor manual therapy is a series of internal and external soft tissue release techniques to address unwanted tension in the pelvic floor muscles and fascia.

Active treatment and exercises for the pelvic floor may be accomplished by conscious muscle contractions while walking, standing up straight, and sitting properly. Both men and women can also tighten and squeeze the pelvic floor muscles each time they sneeze, cough, or lift something heavy. These activities help strengthen the pelvic floor further and prevent incontinence.

A quick exercise to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, sit comfortably and squeeze the muscles 10 to 15 times. Do not hold your breath or tighten your stomach, bottom or thigh muscles at the same time. When you get used to doing pelvic floor exercises, you can try holding each squeeze for a few seconds.

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy begins with the first treatment. However, noticeable results may take 4 to 6 weeks. It may take as long as 3 months to see a major change.

To book your assesssment with a pelvic floor physiotherapist, call us now!

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MIssissauga Physiotherapy & Orthopedic CenterAuthor:MIssissauga Physiotherapy & Orthopedic Center
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