Category Archives: Blog

Physiotherapy for Bladder Pain Syndrome / Interstitial Cystitis

Posted 7 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 8 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 10 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…

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 2 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…

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Posted 2 years ago

Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition that affects 50% of women who have had children, though it also occurs in women who have never been pregnant as well. Pelvic Organ Prolapse becomes more common as women age, affecting 40% of women over age 50. It generally occurs when the pelvic floor muscles and surrounding tissues… Read More…

Incontinence is treatable

Posted 2 years ago

Over the past few years, there has been an increase in the number of commercials advertising incontinence products. On the one hand, this is good, as it is getting us talking about something that affects nearly of new moms, and to ? of all women. The downside is that they are normalizing it, and encouraging… Read More…

Postpartum Pain

Posted 2 years ago

There s no question about it, childbirth either vaginal delivery or C-section can be hard on the human body. It can cause injury such as an incision, episiotomy or a tear. These injuries often cause some pain or discomfort. Normally the tissues heal and the pain resolves within 6-8 weeks, but what if the pain… Read More…

What is Prostatitis?

Posted 3 years ago

Prostatitis is a relatively common condition in men, affecting approximately 9% of men each year. Symptoms can range from urinary urgency and/or frequency to pain in the penis, testicles, perineum, rectum, lower abdomen, bladder and urethra. Symptoms may or may not be aggravated by emptying the bladder or bowels, or by erection and ejaculation. Prostatitis… Read More…