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Help! My menstrual cup is falling out!

Posted 3 months ago

It may be the first time you use a menstrual cup, or it may begin when going back to it after having a baby, or for no apparent reason at all. Feelings of your menstrual cup falling down may be because it is not inserted properly and has not made an adequate seal. It could… Read More…

MS and Urinary Tract Infections

Posted 5 months 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 8 months 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 9 months 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 can no… Read More…

Incontinence is treatable

Posted 9 months ago

Over the past few years, there has been an increase in the number of commercials advertising incont inence products. On the one hand, this is good, as it is getting us talking about something that affects nearly ½ of new moms, and ¼ to ? of all women. The downside is that they are normalizing… Read More…

Postpartum Pain

Posted 9 months 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… Read More…

What is Prostatitis?

Posted 10 months 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…

Canadian Urological Association Guidelines for Interstitial Cystitis

Posted 1 year ago

In March of 2016 The Canadian Urological Association came out with new guidelines on Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome. Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome is predominantly a female condition, with 90% of people diagnosed with IC/BPS being women. This is partly because most of the symptoms of Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome and Chronic Prostatitis are the same,… Read More…

What to expect at your first visit to a pelvic floor physiotherapist

Posted 1 year ago

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Your Pelvic Physiotherapist will start off by collecting a detailed history of your symptoms. She will then ask about many other potential symptoms that often go with pelvic floor dysfunction. These include questions about sexual function, bladder, bowel, low back, hip and tailbone symptoms. These questions may seem very personal and unrelated, but if there… Read More…

How Common is Urinary Incontinence?

Posted 1 year ago

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