Pelvic Health Physiotherapy
Sylvan Lake Physical Therapy and Sports Injury Clinic is pleased to offer Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy. We offer services in a private, professional setting that allows you to feel comfortable and relaxed. Pelvic floor dysfunction can look quite different for each person and can be very embarrassing, isolating, and uncomfortable. But you are not alone. Our goal is to bring the latest literature in combination with our specialized therapist to bring you the most innovative ways to improve your function.
What is Pelvic Health Physiotherapy?
Pelvic health is a specialized type of physiotherapy that focuses on the assessment and treatment of the pelvic floor muscles. The pelvic floor is a group of muscles in your pelvis that support your organs against gravity. They help control your bowel and bladder function, stabilize the spine and pelvis as well as play an important role in sexual activity.
Conditions We Treat
INCONTINENCE AND PROLAPSE
Urgency or urge incontinence
Pelvic organ prolapse
Genitourinary syndrome of menopause
PERSISTENT PELVIC PAIN
Vulvar/ perineal pain
SI/ low back pain
Bladder pain syndrome
PRENATAL AND POSTPARTUM
Pubic symphysis pain
Pelvic girdle pain
Return to exercise
What to expect?
The initial assessment usually takes around 60 minutes. Once your appointment is booked, you will receive an email that will include online forms that are to be filled out prior to your initial assessment. The goal is to get an in-depth understand of what is driving your pain - whether it is tissue or nervous system based.
Each assessment will be a bit different, but most will assess muscles, joints and connective tissues of the low back, pelvis, hips, and abdomen. If an internal exam is indicated, you will be given privacy to change and use a draped sheet to cover your lower half. An internal examination is the most accurate to assess the integrity of the pelvic structures. If you are not comfortable with an internal exam, there are many structures we can treat externally to help increase your function.
If you are ready to make your pelvic health a priority, please call us today to book your appointment.