Physiotherapy for Overactive Bladder

Posted 4 months ago

Cartoon of bladder and pelvis

Have you been diagnosed with Overactive Bladder?  Do you experience a sudden strong urge to urinate?  Is this having a negative impact on your quality of life?  Pelvic floor physiotherapy can help. What changes can your patient expect to see with physiotherapy? Patients with overactive bladder usually see significant improvements, if not full resolution, of… Read More…

Physiotherapy for Vulvodynia

Posted 5 months ago

cartoon of vulvar pain

What is Vulvodynia?   Vulvodynia refers to chronic vulvar pain that is diagnosed when other medical conditions have been ruled out.  Sufferers report varying intensity, location and pain sensations with increased sensitivity of the surrounding nerves and tissues as a whole.  What most suffers have in common is very tight tissues and muscles of the… Read More…

Physiotherapy for Constipation?

Posted 6 months ago

Woman on the toilet with constipation pain

Did you know that constipation is frequently associated with pelvic floor dysfunction?  It’s True!  And pelvic floor physiotherapy can help. So How Does Physiotherapy Help? Physiotherapy for constipation starts with assessing fiber and fluid intake and making adjustments to these as indicated. We also teach abdominal self-massage, toileting positions, and improved toileting habits.  We assess and treat… Read More…

Physiotherapy for Bladder Pain Syndrome / Interstitial Cystitis

Posted 9 months ago

Woman holding a sore bladder

What changes can I expect to see with physiotherapy? Most patients with BPS or IC notice a significant improvement in pain and function with pelvic floor physiotherapy.  They may also notice improvements in other pelvic floor-related conditions they may be experiencing such as constipation, rectal pain and dyspareunia. What is involved in physiotherapy for BPS… Read More…

Pediatric Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Posted 10 months ago

little boy who peed his pants

Children may struggle with daytime “accidents” and leaking, constipation with or without fecal leakage, bedwetting and many other conditions.  Too often these problems cause significant emotional stress for both the child and the caregiver. Pelvic health physiotherapists can provide relief for many of these childhood problems.  Your pelvic health physiotherapist will work to understand the… Read More…

What is Prolapse?

Posted 12 months ago

Anterior vaginal wall or cystocele prolapse illustration.

What is Prolapse? A prolapse occurs when pelvic organs such as the bladder, uterus or rectum push into the vaginal space.  A prolapse can occur in one or more of these areas.  Over time you may notice a bulge coming out of the vagina, or in the case of a rectal prolapse, coming out the… Read More…

Why we do an internal examination

Posted 2 years ago

Many of the conditions for which you might seek the advice and treatment of a pelvic floor physiotherapist can be directly linked to the musculature of the pelvic floor.  The muscles of the pelvic floor are very deep and the only way to know what they are doing (contracting, relaxing, how strong they are, how… Read More…

Help! My menstrual cup is falling out!

Posted 2 years ago

MS and Urinary Symptoms

Posted 2 years ago

Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) affects 50-89% of people with Multiple Sclerosis. Symptoms may include stress or urge urinary incontinence, urinary urgency and frequency, and overactive bladder. While these symptoms are often attributed to the disease process, often times they are reversible. Pelvic floor physiotherapy including pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) with or without electrical… Read More…

Gynecological Cancer & Incontinence

Posted 3 years ago

Forty-nine percent of cancer in women affects the pelvis. Twenty-three percent of these cancers are in the pelvis itself (bladder, gynecological and rectal), and 26% are in the breast, whose treatment affects the pelvis. Many of these women experience urinary or fecal symptoms following cancer treatments: 67% of women in remission for pelvic cancers greater… Read More…