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Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

DID YOU KNOW?

1 in 4 women are incontinent.
1 in 9 men are incontinent.
1 in 6 children under the age of 17 struggle with incontinence.

Only 1 in 12 people seek out treatment because they are embarrassed to talk about it, or don’t know that help is available.

Incontinence is just one of many Pelvic Floor conditions that can be treated by a trained Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist at Triangle Physiotherapy. We provide a comfortable & positive environment to encourage patients to successfully complete a pelvic health physiotherapy program.  Our state-of-the-art facilities have private rooms for pelvic health treatments to put patients at ease when addressing a sensitive issue such as this.

Your pelvic health physiotherapist offers you valuable advice and an individually tailored treatment program to help treat your pelvic problems. Some of the pelvic issues we treat at our clinic are:

Men’s Health

  • Post-Prostatectomy Incontinence
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Woman’s Health

  • Vaginal Pain Syndrome (as a result of pelvic dysfunction)
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Urinary Conditions

Musculoskeletal Conditions

  • Lower Back Pain
  • Groin / Pubic Pain
  • Sacroiliac Pain
  • Piriformis Syndrome

Rectal & Bowel Conditions:

  • Constipation

Program highlights:

  • Extensive 1 hour Initial Assessment 
  • Detailed history intake of patient’s pelvic issues
  • Brief internal and external examination
  • Individualized treatment sessions, 30 – 45 minutes in duration
  • Recommended 4 – 8 treatments typically 1x/week* (varies from patient to patient)
  • Outcomes vary and rely on treatment compliance and active patient participation

What does the typical treatment entail?

After a detailed questionnaire and physical examination of your pelvic area (External/Internal), your therapist will discuss the findings with you and plan a treatment program to best suite your needs. Some of the components of the treatment include dietary modifications, changes in voiding pattern, tips to tackle the urgency to empty your bladder. A home exercise program will be set up for you to work on. Your therapist may also suggest the use of different techniques to help you with your exercise program. These techniques may include:

  • Manual (hands on) techniques performed by therapist on the surface of the muscles in the pelvis, to help you locate and work your weak pelvic muscles correctly.
  • Electrical Stimulation: Through a metallic probe that is placed about a finger length in your vagina a mild electric current is applied to help you localize and strengthen the pelvic muscles.
  • Biofeedback: The same probe can also be used to read the activity of your pelvic floor muscles for display on the screen as you do your exercises. This will allow you to see how well you are performing your exercises. No electric current is felt during biofeedback.

If you have any questions about our Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy program, contact us via confidential email at pelvichealth@trianglephysiotherapy.com.