Active Health offers individualised physiotherapy sessions to ease symptoms related to various pelvic health issues for both women and men.
There is a large body of evidence to support the use of physiotherapy for conditions such as pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic pain, bladder or bowel dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse and sexual dysfunction. These methods may include manual therapy to the pelvic, back, hip and pelvic floor muscles and joints, strengthening of related areas both locally and in functional patterns, education for bladder and bowel habits and lifestyle factors, release of scar tissue and connective tissue, functional dry needling and more.
Multiple studies have demonstrated pelvic floor muscle involvement in pelvic pain conditions such as endometriosis, painful bladder syndrome (interstitial cystitis), vulvodynia and chronic pelvic pain, and a corresponding reduction in symptoms with pelvic floor physiotherapy treatment. Many health professionals are therefore recognizing this connection and including pelvic floor physiotherapy as a vital part of their patient’s medical care.
Pelvic Health Conditions Treated with Physiotherapy
- Chronic Low Back Pain
- Chronic Pelvic Pain
- Pregnancy related Back or Pelvic Pain
- Coccydynia/tailbone pain
- Difficulty Urinating or Having a Bowel Movement
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Levator Ani Syndrome
- Overactive Bladder
- Abdominal pain from surgeries, scarring or cancer treatments
- Overactive or Tight Pelvic Floor Muscles
- Painful Intercourse (Dyspareunia), and/or pain with tampon use or gynecologic exams
- Pelvic Girdle Pain
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Pudendal Neuralgia
- Underactive or Weak Pelvic Floor Muscles
Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction can often be the reason for unresolved chronic low back or pelvic pain, or for continued recurrent episodes of pain. If you have back pain that is not responding as you thought it would to treatment, and have bladder and/or bowel concerns, prolapse, and/or sexual concerns (particularly pain) please contact us for an assessment to see if the pelvic floor is the key.