Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy and General Physiotherapy
The pelvic floor can be imagined as a bowl of muscles in the bottom of your pelvis. We all sit and move on these muscles every single day. The pelvis is the centre of your body; it’s where we balance, sit, derive pleasure, and grow our babies.
So, what does your pelvic floor do? It provides:
CONTINENCE. They are the reason we do not leak urine, gas or stool.
SUPPORT. They hold up our pelvic organs including our bladder, uterus and rectum.
CORE. Move over abs. These key muscles are the foundation of your core, which supports your overall strength, balance and function.
ENJOYABLE SEX. They are the reason we can participate in pleasure, become aroused and achieve orgasm.
CIRCULATION. These muscles create a pumping action that assists blood and lymphatic drainage helping to keep our tissue fluids in balance.
A few questions to ask are:
- Do you experience poor bladder and/or bowel control?
- Do you feel a heavy sensation or a tissue at the opening of your vagina?
- Do you experience painful sex or have difficulty enjoying sex?
- Do you experience pain within your pelvis at rest or with daily activities?
- Do you think your core strength is weak, making exercise and daily activities challenging or tiring?
- Do you see your belly tent or protrude with crunches and planks?
- Does it feel like your abs never returned to normal after your pregnancy?
- Have you been pregnant or had urological/gynecological surgery?
- Are you dealing with side effects of breast or pelvic cancer treatment?
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy can help you regain continence, support, core, enjoyable sex and circulation through stretching, strengthening, manual therapy, education, mindfulness, behavioural strategies and home rehabilitation.
General conditions that may be treated are strains, sprains, back injuries, fibromyalgia, chronic pain and more.
“Love yourself. It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out.”
— Jenn Proske