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Pelvic Floor Therapy

What is Pelvic Floor Therapy?

Pelvic Floor Therapy is a therapy that helps to resolve pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. Pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles that are attached to the front, back, and sides pelvis and sacrum, rectum, and vagina (in women’s).  In addition, these muscles are responsible for preventing urine and fecal leakage, providing support for the internal organs (i.e. bladder, uterus, and rectum), stabilizing the back and pelvis, increasing sexual activity without pain or discomfort, and helping the lymphatic system and the veins to bring back blood flow to the area.

Pelvic floor therapy is beneficial for both men and women. Here are the following conditions in which pelvic floor therapy is beneficial: 

 

  • Urinary incontinence

  • Bladder incontinence

  • Urinary urgency

  • Pelvic organ prolapse

  • Pelvic pain

  • Rectal pain, Genital, or Vaginal pain

  • Bladder and bowel movements

  • Enlarged prostate or Prostate Surgery

  • Chronic pain

  • Overactive Bladder

  • Pain with Urination or Defecation 

  • Constipation

  • Dyspareunia and Vaginismus

  • Childbirth

  • Menopause

  • Sexual Trauma

What to Expect During Your First Visit

Your first visit with Bowen Medical Group will include filling out the intake form (personal information, medical history, signing consent forms, Insurance information if applicable, questionnaire based on your complaint). The Practitioner you will be seeing will go over an in-depth history, assess the area, and develop a treatment plan based on your concerns followed by a treatment session. 

Practitioners Offering Pelvic Floor Therapy in Hamilton

Pelvic Floor Therapy FAQs

  • What can you expect to be included in treatments? The techniques used in treatments differ from everybody. Treatment plans will always be specific based on the patient’s short-term and long-term goals which were communicated on the first visit with the Pelvic Floor Therapist.  

  • When should you start and how many treatments do you need? You should seek immediate treatment when your pain hinders you from functioning in your day-to-day activities. The number of treatments will depend on the severity of your pain. You would typically see the Pelvic Floor Therapist once a week for 2-3 weeks and from there the therapist you are seeing will reassess and will determine where you’re at and will probably space out the number of treatments you need in the future. 

  • What benefits are there to virtual therapy for this service? Virtual therapy is an alternative treatment for those patients who are busy working and have no time to travel right after work. Here are the benefits of Virtual therapy:

    • The care is coordinated with your availability

    • Comfort and Convenience

    • Safe Methods of home exercises

    • A safe space to ask questions 

  • How is this service different from others? Pelvic Floor Therapy differs from other services by focusing more on the pelvic floor muscles. It is also a great treatment solution for incontinence and pelvic pain. Although the treatment approach mimics the principles of regular physiotherapy, the treatment will manipulate the pelvic floor muscles to restore their function, and strength, and alleviate the symptoms. 

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