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, causing men to be diagnosed with Chronic Prostatitis instead of Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome.

The CUA currently recommends that everyone diagnosed with IC/BPS has a pelvic floor exam, looking for trigger points. Studies show that 79% of people with IC/BPS have trigger points in the pelvic floor. Referral to Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is recommended for these patients. Up to 83% of patients who see a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist have their symptoms improved or resolved.

If you are currently experiencing the discomfort and pain of Interstitial Cyctitis / Bladder Pain Syndrome Pure Pelvic Health can help you. You can email for more information or call us at (905) 218-6556 to schedule an appointment with pelvic physiotherapist Danielle van Andel. Pure Pelvic Health is located within the Physio In Motion clinic at 700 Main Street East in Hamilton, ON.