Did you know that 1 in 3 women experience incontinence at some point in their life & 1 in 5 women aged 18-29 experience painful sex?

Yes these symptoms are common, but they are not normal. Did you know there is physiotherapy to help treat your pelvic floor?

Your pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles from your pubic bone to your tailbone that support your internal organs, help control bladder & bowel movements, and play a role in sexual activity.

These muscles are part of your “core” and dysfunction may lead to a number of complaints that can be improved with physiotherapy such as:

  • incontinence
  • pelvic organ prolapse
  • painful sex (dyspareunia)
  • diastasis recti (among other prenatal & postpartum issues)
  • low back or hip pain

A pelvic floor physiotherapy assessment will look at your alignment, breathing, pelvic floor muscles, and functional movements to address your “core system”. An internal assessment of the pelvic floor muscles may be used to get more information or to help you connect to them better, but only if you are comfortable with this type of treatment.

Brenna is our physiotherapist who specializes in pelvic health and is happy to answer any other questions you may have about pelvic floor physio!


Aoki, Y., Brown, H. W., Brubaker, L., Cornu, J. N., Daly, J. O., & Cartwright, R. (2017). Urinary incontinence in women. Nature reviews Disease primers, 3(1), 1-20.

Laumann, E. O., Paik, A., & Rosen, R. C. (1999). Sexual dysfunction in the United States: prevalence and predictors. Jama, 281(6), 537-544.


Brenna Schuldhaus

Brenna Schuldhaus

Physical Therapist, MSc. PT, Pelvic Health

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