At Shoppers World Physiotherapy we take pride in specializing in Women’s health. Our Physiotherapist is trained in treating Pelvic area for both Women and Men.
If you are suffering from incontinence and you think it’s normal to have a leak with coughing, sneezing, laughing, jumping, and running and squatting, it’s not true. Most women assume that after pregnancy it’s normal to have a small leak with above activities. Pelvic floor muscle is just like any muscle in the body, it needs strengthening after pregnancy. Just like injuries to knee and shoulder need rehabilitation, pelvic floor muscle need strengthening after pregnancy due to over stretching/straining of pelvic floor muscles.
Most of the women do KEAGELS exercise to strengthen the Pelvic floor but how many do it right. It’s the simplest exercise but if not done right we do not achieve the right benefit.
At Shoppers World Physiotherapy our trained Pelvic physiotherapist will be able to educate you about your Pelvic area and will be able to teach you the right way of doing your exercises. We will focus on
- Pelvic muscle strength
- Relaxation of pelvic muscles
- Strengthening of pelvic muscle
- Releasing Trigger points from your pelvic area
- Incorporating breathing with your pelvic area
Conditions that we treat under Pelvic physiotherapy:
- Stress Incontinence: this happens when a stress is put on the pelvic floor like coughing, jumping, sneezing and leak happens, either a few drop or more.
- Urge Incontinence: unable to control the bladder and strong sudden need to go right away.
- Pain in the pelvic Girdle area
- Sciatica pain
- Tail bone pain
- Pain with intercourse
- Diastasis Rectii (split in the abdominal wall)
- Post pregnancy Pain (after 6 weeks post-partum only)
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Pain with intercourse
- Symphysis Pubic Dusfunction
Pelvic physiotherapy is like normal physiotherapy. It will include a thorough assessment of your low back area, pelvic area, your posture but it will also include internal palpation vaginally and rectal. These internal palpations are pain free with very minimal discomfort. These internal assessments can be done in the second visit once you feel comfortable with the therapist, however theses assessments are the key to your pelvic health.
Once our therapist completes the assessment she will be able to explain to you about the pelvic floor strength, reason for the pain in pelvic area and anything else which is of concern. From there she will plan the treatment for you and will explain what is expected out of you during the process of recovery.
Pelvic physiotherapy is one on one treatment done in a closed room. We maintain all standards for safety, hygiene and privacy during these sessions.