The pelvic floor consists of a group of muscles and ligaments that are necessary to keep your pelvic organs in all their places, maintain bladder and bowel control and assist in sexual function. If the muscles or ligaments become weak, it can affect bladder and bowel control, and lead to in incontinence (leakage), pain or prolapse.
The pelvic floor is so important that in France, all women are given access to pelvic floor physiotherapy after having a baby.
Whether you’re an individual with changing hormones (hello menopause), pregnant, postpartum, or have experienced urinary or prostate concerns, the health of your pelvic floor muscles are an important part of your overall health.
Pelvic floor dysfunction is extremely common: 1 in 3 women experience urinary incontinence.
Pelvic floor dysfunction may present in many ways. You can benefit from Pelvic Floor Therapy if you experience:
urinary leakage (especially when you workout, laugh, cough or sneeze)
urinary frequency or urgency
discomfort during or after intercourse or orgasm
peeing often at nighttime
pre- and post-natal concerns, including labor and delivery preparation, pain, leakage, tearing or episiotomy
pain, pressure or heaviness in your pelvic region
low back pain
The good news is you can get your pelvic floor firing again, but before you start doing your Kegels... Kegels are not for everyone and could be making your dysfunction worse! Over 1/3 of women perform them incorrectly.
Pelvic Floor Treatment
What to expect with Pelvic Floor Therapy:
Remember, you’re not alone and there is support available.
Dr. Courtney has taken extra accreditation courses in Pelvic Floor Therapy. Book your Pelvic Health appointment today! **You do not need a referral for Pelvic Health Therapy**
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