Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

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Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

A brief explanation of pelvic floor pain and the role pelvic floor physical therapy can play for you.

The pelvic floor consists of all the muscles that support our urinary and reproductive tracts; the same muscles are also responsible for our bladder and bowels. Everyone has a pelvic floor, as it serves to keep our internal parts in place.

For men = bowels, bladder, urethra, rectum

For women = keeps bladder in the front and vagina and rectum in the back with muscles, tendons, and connective tissue.

When pelvic floor dysfunction occurs individuals may experience constipation, painful sex, or erectile dysfunction. There’s no single indication as to why pelvic floor dysfunction occurs, but the following reasons could be contributing factors:

  • Age
  • Pregnancy
  • Pelvic surgery
  • Obesity
  • Overuse of pelvic muscles
  • Serious injury to the pelvic floor area

Treating pelvic floor pain is possible. Pelvic floor physical therapy can help alleviate and even eliminate your discomfort.

What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?

A pelvic floor physiotherapist's goal is to help the client rehabilitate the pelvic floor muscles. They can treat everything from the front of the pelvis all the way around and down to the tailbone. Pelvic floor Physiotherapists focus on the muscles and connective tissue around the pelvic floor and aim to teach clients how to strengthen and continue exercises at home.

Mainway Physiotherapy

The primary difference of pelvic floor physiotherapy from other types is that it can be very intimate due to the targeted area of the body. At Mainway, we are always safe and go slowly to ensure that every client is comfortable with each phase of their rehabilitation. Pelvic floor physical therapy can be internal or external, it is up to the client. What’s most important for each client to know is that you are in control and our goal is to ensure compassion paired with pain relief.

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Pelvic floor and back pain

Another common but often overlooked cause of back pain is its connection to ongoing issues with the pelvic floor. For example, a tight pelvic floor that is causing incontinence can result in lower back pain or pain with sex. Our body is connected in so many ways that it’s not uncommon for one injury or pain point to trigger another elsewhere in your body.

Mainway Physiotherapy

There’s no need to live with pelvic floor pain. At Mainway Physiotherapy our primary objective is to always maintain client centered care providing relief from discomfort and/or pain. CLICK HERE to make an appointment or call 905-332-3800 to speak with us today.

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