About Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Women’s Health: Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy in Halifax and Dartmouth

Avoiding jumping jacks at the gym? Having trouble walking and coughing at the same time? You don’t have to live with it! “Leaking” or urinary stress incontinence is just one of many issues that can be improved by pelvic floor physiotherapy.

Pelvic floor physiotherapy focuses on healing and strengthening the muscles and connective tissues of the pelvic floor, which play a vital role in urinary, ano-rectal, and sexual function. Like any other muscle in the body, the muscles of the pelvic floor can experience weakness or tightness, leading to injury and dysfunction — especially during or after pregnancy.

It’s YOUR BODY. We want you to understand what’s going on and give you the tools to take control of it.

You might benefit from pelvic floor physiotherapy if:

  • You “leak” when you cough, sneeze, laugh, or exercise
  • It hurts when you pee or you have trouble emptying your bladder completely
  • You suffer from constipation, straining, or pain with bowel movements
  • Sex doesn’t feel as good as it used to — or is painful during or after
  • You have unexplained pain in your pelvic region, lower back, hips, or genitals
  • You have muscle spasms in your pelvis

What to expect at your pelvic floor physiotherapy appointment

​First, we take a thorough health history. Next, we need to feel the internal pelvic floor muscles. This may sound a little intimidating — but rest assured your physiotherapist will go above and beyond to explain everything she is doing, ensure your comfort, and perform the assessment with respect and sensitivity. Education is key to improving pelvic health. We might also recommend exercises, manual techniques, biofeedback and electrical stimulation, and functional applications as part of your personalized treatment.

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