Don’t Suffer in Silence From Pelvic Health Problems. We Can Help.
There is something you need to know. It is not normal for you to leak urine when you laugh, sneeze, run, jump, cough…..no not even after having a baby. Not ever.
Is it common? Yes.
Can pelvic health physiotherapy fix it? Yes.
Women’s Pelvic Health is Important
Pelvic Health & Pregnancy
During and after pregnancy care is one of the most common reasons women seek our help:
- Prepare your body to adjust to the many changes it will face during pregnancy
- Treat pelvic girdle, pubic symphysis, tailbone pain
- Treat bowel and bladder dysfunction and incontinence (leaking)
- Begin the awareness journey of your pelvic floor: how to connect and release on command
- Prepare the perineal tissues for a vaginal birth and teach you how to use your diaphragm and deep abdominal muscles to help your uterus push
- Guide your tissue healing after birth – improve perineal tear scarring and c-section scarring
- Check and recover your diastasis recti abdominis (abdominal tissue separation)
- Return to activity and sport
Physiotherapy Can Help After Your Auto Accident
Hours, days, weeks, even months after injury. We can help.
Pelvic Health Matters to All Women
Women’s pelvic health is not just for women who have been pregnant. Many women can experience these issues even without having had a baby:
- Stress Urinary Incontinence
- (SUI) is the involuntary loss of urine under pressure. This often happens when women laugh, sneeze, or walk
- Urge Urinary Incontinence
- (UUI) is the sudden and overwhelming need to void your urine and not having the control to stop the flow.
- Mixed urinary incontinence is a combination of stress and urge incontinence.
- Constipation and other bowel issues such as loss of control over gas and stool.
- Dyspareunia means painful intercourse. This can happen at any age
- pain with your first attempts
- after having a baby
- during/after menopause.
- Pelvic organ prolapse: this is when the front, back or top of the vaginal walls fall into the vaginal space.
- Often the front wall is called a bladder prolapse (cystocele, anterior vaginal wall prolapse)
- The back wall is called a rectocele (posterior vaginal wall prolapse)
- The top wall is a uterine prolapse (if there is still a uterus, or a vaginal vault prolapse if the uterus was surgically removed).
- Additionally, the small intestine can also fall into the pelvic cavity and vaginal space which is called an enterocele.
- Some women experience a “block” at the vagina which is sometimes referred to vaginismus.
- Pain at a specific area at the vulva is termed vestibulodynia.
- Generally, pain at any location around the vulva is called vulvodynia.
- Coccydynia is tailbone pain. Sometimes this pain is caused by a direct force onto the tailbone such as a slip and fall into the buttocks. Sometimes this pain seems to come out of the blue or is associated with other areas of pain such as the back and pelvis.
Don’t suffer in silence any longer. You are not alone and we can help.
Nearly 20 talented and experienced physiotherapists work with us at Lakeview Physiotherapy & Acupuncture. Physios that specialize in women’s pelvic health include:
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