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Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

Older couple smilingPelvic Health Physiotherapy looks specifically at the function of the pelvic floor muscles, and is offered by our registered physiotherapist, Nicole. Our pelvic floor is composed of a group of muscles that do their job silently. This allows us to carry on with our day-to-day activities, while not having to worry about our bladder/bowel function, sexual function, lymphatic function as well as structural function. However, most of us don’t have to do anything to ensure good health of these muscles, or even know these muscles exist.

Assessments and Treatments

Pelvic health Physiotherapists are trained in assessing and treating dysfunctions of the pelvic floor, such as incontinence, pelvic pain and/or pain with intercourse, prolapse, constipation, and chronic low back/ hip pain that hasn’t resolved with traditional treatment. Assessments and treatments involve internal and external techniques which focus on the muscles, nerves, connective tissue, joints, ligaments, and tendons of the pelvic girdle, low back and hips. Kegels are not always the answer and your Pelvic Health Physiotherapist will be able to determine the right treatment program for you.

Frequesntly Asked Questions

Who provides this service at the practice?

Physiotherapist Nikki Karan is the provider of the service.

What does pelvic floor therapy involve?

The main focus for this type of therapy is your pelvis and the pelvic floor area. Our physiotherapist will do an extensive examination and have a conversation about what is involved with your therapy. Each individual is different, and your care plan will be designed specifically for you.

I’ve just had a baby, will it help?

Yes, pelvic floor therapy could help address postpartum issues, such as pelvic pain and urinary incontinence.

Is it just for older people?

No, the therapy is suitable for everyone-women, men, children, seniors, and athletes may benefit.

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Port Colborne, Wainfleet ON | (905) 834-5551