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Pelvic floor disorders refer to a broad range of complications and problems that happen due to improper functioning of pelvic floor muscles and ligaments. Most often, in pelvic floor dysfunctions, the tissues surrounding the pelvic organs may have decreased or increased sensitivity resulting in pelvic pain. Yet, many times, the primary cause of chronic pelvic pain (pain in the lower abdomen)is difficult to be determined.

Pelvic-Floor-PhysiotherapyMillions of women in North America are affected by pelvic floor dysfunction. However, for most of them, the disease is not identified and therefore, remains untreated. 

According to statistics,1 in every 4 Canadian women suffers from some type of pelvic floor disorder such as urinary problems, constipation and pain with bowel movement, pressure or pain in the vagina or rectum, pelvic floor muscle spasm, pelvic floor organ prolapse, and urinary stress incontinence.

Pelvic floor disorders can considerably affect the quality of life, and can significantly decrease an individual’s overall confidence.

Physiotherapists who are specialized in designing rehabilitation regimens for treating pelvic floor dysfunctions can successfully address problems associated with disorders of the pelvic floor region such as:

  • urinary leakage
  • dyspareunia (painful intercourse)
  • constipation and problems associated with bowel
  • abdominal pain
  • vaginismus
  • coccydynia (pain in tailbone).

How Can Oriole Physiotherapy Help You

To help our physiotherapists design the right pelvic floor treatment plan, we will assess your full medical history and discuss your current problems and symptoms that have affected your quality of life. With informed consent, we will perform a complete joint and tissue assessment to identify the affected tissues that may have contributed to your urinary, bowel, or pelvic pain symptoms. The pelvic health physiotherapist will use the diagnosis (based on the results of the physical evaluation) to develop a treatment plan targetting your specific goals, symptoms, and dysfunction. Since every patient’s pelvic floor health issue is unique, our trusted physiotherapist will put together a treatment program tailored to address your specific needs.

Our treatment plan is individualized and patient concentrated. Pelvic floor physiotherapy treatment options in our North York clinic may include:

  • Internal and external myofascial release
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Trigger point release
  • Bladder education and re-training
  • Breathing exercises and relaxation
  • Therapeutic exercises and heat/cold therapy

Note: There is no need for referral to book an appointment with a pelvic floor physiotherapist.