Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy – Adult and Pediatric

You can now discuss and treat any pelvic floor dysfunction or injury you are experiencing. Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy improves pelvic floor function through exercises, dietary modifications and hands-on treatment to relieve your symptoms.

What is Pelvic Floor Therapy?

In pelvic floor physiotherapy, the therapist assesses and treats the pelvic floor muscles internally and externally. Enhancing pelvic floor function is the target of pelvic floor therapy. Various methods used in this therapy include hands-on treatment, exercises, dietary changes, and counselling. This therapy examines and treats a group of muscles related to bowel, sexual, and urine functions.

Expert Pelvic floor physiotherapist at The MomMe Clinic in Hamilton provides an in-depth explanation of and assessment of the pelvic floor. We explain the whole process to you before starting the assessment. If you agree, our physiotherapist will conduct an internal exam of your pelvic floor muscles. If you are not comfortable with an internal examination, we can always begin externally first and see how we can proceed. Our skilled physiotherapists are masters at helping you feel at ease throughout the procedure.

Techniques and Exercises

Our treatment plans are tailored to each client’s individual needs, ensuring that the treatment is effective.

Our exceptional Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy in Hamilton uses the following techniques:

  • education on pain systems
  • stress management
  • nutritional management
  • relaxation techniques
  • cognitive behavioural therapy
  • manual therapy – internal and external
  • acupuncture
  • biofeedback
  • electrical stimulation
  • stretching and strengthening exercises

The following pelvic floor physiotherapy exercises improve overall health and resolve health problems:

Kegel: One of the most well-known pelvic floor exercises involves isometric muscle contractions.

Reverse Kegel: Focus on relaxing your pelvic floor muscles. Focusing mental attention on the pelvic floor muscles allows the patient to relax them voluntarily.

Hypopressive exercises: Exercises that lower intra-abdominal pressure while simultaneously increasing pelvic floor and deep abdominal muscle tone are known as hypopressive exercises (HEs).

Transverse abdominis activation: Transversus abdominis (TrA) activation facilitates pelvic floor muscle activation.

Biofeedback: This instrument-assisted intervention allows patients to observe real-time pelvic floor muscle activity.

Why Might You Need Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?

Pelvic floor dysfunction can affect anyone and can be treated with physiotherapy. While certain groups are more likely to experience pelvic floor symptoms, they can affect anyone.

Prenatal and Postpartum: Pelvic floor problems are common during these times. A woman’s body undergoes a lot of change during pregnancy, labour, and postpartum recovery. It is common for women to experience pain in their lower back, tailbones, pelvises, and hips. Additionally, they may experience incontinence, heaviness, urgency, and pain during sexual activity. Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy can improve all of these symptoms.

Post menopause: Women’s estrogen levels drop when they go through menopause. Estrogen is crucial for maintaining pelvic floor function. Women experiencing menopause may experience symptoms such as heaviness/bulging, incontinence, increased urgency and frequency, and pelvic pain. Combining pelvic floor physio with your doctor’s treatment can improve these symptoms.

Men: In men, chronic pelvic pain, chronic prostatitis, and post-surgery and post-prostatectomy are the most common causes of pelvic floor dysfunction. Men may experience symptoms such as incomplete bladder or bowel emptying, slow/weak stream, incontinence, pelvic pain, and erectile dysfunction. Exercise, manual techniques, and education can help control these issues.

Post-surgery: Pelvic floor problems are common after abdominal or pelvic surgery. The surgical procedure itself or prolonged catheterization may be to blame for this. Post-surgery physiotherapy usually aims to decrease pain and improve scar mobility.

Does Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Work?

An effective treatment for urinary incontinence and stress is pelvic floor therapy. Kegel exercises were prescribed for treating and preventing pelvic floor disorders before the advent of pelvic floor physiotherapy. However, Kegels may not be appropriate for everyone, and verbal instructions for Kegels are insufficient.

The MomMe Clinic’s exceptional pelvic floor physiotherapy in Hamilton is best known for treating urinary incontinence, prolapse, childbirth, and menopause symptoms. Similarly, children with urinary and urge incontinence may benefit from pediatric pelvic physiotherapy. It will take about two weeks for your symptoms to improve when you receive pelvic floor physiotherapy consistently.

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