What Is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?
Pelvic floor physiotherapy is a specialized area of physiotherapy that deals with treating muscles of the pelvic floor. This involves assessment/treatment of the muscles internally and externally.
Examples Of The Conditions Treated by a Trained Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist Are:
I'm pregnant, when should I see a Physiotherapist?
Prenatal pelvic floor physiotherapy focuses on preparing the pelvic floor for delivery of the baby while preventing or limiting the damage. We recommend mamas in pregnancy come for their initial assessment and treatment after 12 weeks of pregnancy.
Prior to delivery of the baby you can imagine that the weight placed on the pelvic floor continues to increase through the pregnancy. Our trained pelvic floor physiotherapist can help you strengthen the pelvic floor to prevent common issues during pregnancy which can include:
I just had my baby, when should I see a Physiotherapist?
6 weeks postpartum most women are given the “all clear” signal from their doctor to resume regular activities. However, without proper rehabilitation of the muscles, new mamas can have trouble getting back to their usual routines.
Our pelvic floor physiotherapist will work with you to strengthen your pelvic floor and guide you back to regular activities and exercise. They will also look for a diastasis (separation of the abdominal muscles) and help restore the core. Finally, a very common issue postpartum is pain with intercourse. This often occurs as a result of scar tissue and hypersensitivity of the muscles following tearing and/or stretching. Our specially trained pelvic floor physiotherapist will help soften the scar tissue and desensitize any hypersensitive areas to help resume pain-free intercourse.
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