Pelvic Physiotherapy for Patients in Carp, ON

West Physio Sport Helps You Improve Your Pelvic Health

Pelvic floor physiotherapy (sometimes referred to as pelvic health physiotherapy) is a specialized branch of physiotherapy that assesses and treats tissues, muscles, and nerves in the pelvic region.

Your pelvic muscles play an important role in your body’s daily functions. These muscles help control bowel and bladder function, support your internal organs, provide stability for your low back and hips, assist with sexual function and circulation. The pelvic floor is a combination of the muscles, ligaments, nerves, and connective tissues that all work together to provide support and control of the pelvic area.

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At West Physio Sport, we help keep your pelvic floor strong and healthy by providing pelvic health physiotherapy for patients in Carp and Arnprior, ON to assess and treat conditions that involve the pelvic floor. Our team of professionals will help you identify the cause of your symptoms and develop a treatment plan to help address your pelvic health concerns in this area. Please reach out to us today for more information!

 

Physiotherapy Can Help Manage Pelvic Health Concerns

Pelvic health concerns are common and can impact your quality of life.  They can arise with aging, injury to the low back or pelvic area, high impact sports, pregnancy and childbirth, pelvic floor disorders, and hormonal changes. They often present as leaks, pain, and/or discomfort in the pelvic region in many different situations.

Unfortunately, although these types of symptoms are common they are not often openly discussed which can lead people to “live with it” rather than seeking help from a health care professional.

For this reason, it’s important to know and understand the signs that you may have problems with your pelvic floor muscles. Pelvic health physiotherapy can help treat these concerns. If you are currently experiencing any of the following symptoms, we suggest visiting us for an assessment as physiotherapy may be the answer you need:

  • Urinary Incontinence: leaks with sneezing/coughing/jumping/running, can't make it to the bathroom in time, frequent waking in the night to urinate
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse: feeling of heaviness in the vagina or sitting on a ball
  • Chronic pelvic pain: pain in pelvic region >3 months
  • Vaginismus and Dyspareunia: involuntary spasms, genital pain with sexual intercourse
  • Pre-natal and postpartum pelvic health changes or issues
  • Safe continuance or return to sport/fitness

Treatments We Provide

We provide advanced physiotherapy services to treat common problems associated with pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. The goal of our therapy is to improve the function of the pelvic floor through the use of exercises, hands-on therapeutic techniques, lifestyle modifications, and education of the patient. Our team will be able to develop a personalized treatment plan for you based on your specific symptoms and diagnosis. We will thoroughly explain all your treatment options and how the proposed treatment plan will help address your symptoms. Some of the treatments we may use include:

Targeted Exercises: In many cases, pelvic problems are caused by weak or tight muscles. We can teach you breathing, activation and training exercises to release tightness and build strength, which will help improve pelvic function.

Manual Therapy: This treatment may include soft tissue massage, trigger point release, and other hands-on techniques to help the affected muscles.

Bladder and Bowel Tracking: Your physical therapist will want to know more about your urination and bowel movement habits to get a better understanding of your patterns. This will help to build a plan to normalize your pelvic function.

Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS): This treatment uses a machine that creates electrical pulses to help contract the muscles of the pelvic floor and improve strength in the area.

Patient Education: Understanding your condition is the best way to ensure treatment is effective. We’ll help you learn more about how your lifestyle, diet, and urinary and bowel hygiene can affect the pelvic floor, and safe continuance or return to activities and exercise, giving you the knowledge you need to improve your pelvic health.

We Complete Thorough Assessments Before Treatment

Before beginning any treatment, we’ll first complete a thorough assessment of your current problems, asking you to tell us about your symptoms and taking a full medical history. We’ll then fully explain the physical examinations we need to complete to better diagnose your conditions and obtain your consent before proceeding. Next, our therapist will conduct a physical assessment of the joints and tissues in the pelvic area, which may include internal and external examinations. This will allow us to identify which muscles or tissues are contributing to your symptoms.

What to Expect During Your First Visit?

Your first appointment at West Physio Sport will be focused on finding the cause of your current symptoms. We’ll start by having you describe anything you are experiencing, whether it’s frequent pain or leaking with activity.  You should also be prepared to do a complete physical examination of the pelvic area (which may include an internal component), the abdomen, lower back, and hips. Just by using manual techniques, our therapists can get a better idea of what is causing your symptoms. Together with the Physiotherapist goals will be discussed and an individualized treatment plan will be created.

Why Choose Us?

West Physio Sport is the right choice for all of your physical therapy and sports rehab needs. Our team is fully focused on patient satisfaction, which is why we take the time to get to know you on a personal level. We want to help you feel better, and we know this is best achieved through personalized treatment plans tailored specifically to your diagnosis and needs. If you are currently experiencing any concerns that could point to a pelvic condition, please reach out to us today. Our team will help you schedule an appointment and get you closer to a diagnosis.

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