Did you know that 1 in 3 women experience incontinence at some point in their life, and 1 in 5 women aged 18-29 experience painful sex? These symptoms are common, but not normal. Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is an evidence-based, specialized area of physiotherapy practice that can help to resolve these concerns, and more.
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 function. Pelvic floor dysfunction can lead to a number of complaints such as:
- urinary incontinence (leakage)
- 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 performed if needed to obtain more information about your unique concerns.