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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Urinary Incontinence Treatment

We provide a unique and positive environment to encourage patients to successfully complete a pelvic health rehabilitation program.  Pelvic health physiotherapy (also called pelvic floor physiotherapy or pelvic physiotherapy) is the assessment and treatment of various conditions that involve the pelvic floor or symptoms that manifest in this area. The pelvic floor includes muscles, ligaments, nerves and connective tissue.  It plays an important role in the body by providing support for the bladder, genitals, uterus and anus.  The various modes of pelvic floor treatment including Biofeedback with electrical muscle stimulation coupled with excellence in clinician care provides the framework for successful outcomes.

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Conditions treated:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Urinary incontinence: Stress/Urge/Mixed
  • Urine retention
  • Pre and post surgical training of the pelvic floor
  • Post partum / post menopausal changes in pelvic floor
  • Coccydynia
  • Prolapse of the pelvic organs (uterus, bladder, rectum)
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Various prostrate conditions

Pre & Post Natal Therapy

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Many musculoskeletal disorders originate with changes in the female body related to pregnancy. Pre and post-natal physiotherapy is delivered by physiotherapists trained in women’s health issues related to low back pain, sacro-iliac and pelvic pain, diastasis rectus abdominis and symphysis pubis. Treatment may include manual therapy, soft tissue release, postural education, strengthening, stretching and bracing.

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Program highlights:

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  • Extensive Initial Assessment
  • One-hour+ in duration
  • Detailed history intake of patient’s pelvic issues
  • Brief internal and external examination
  • Bladder diary initiated
  • Achievable goal setting, Kegels, educational handouts
  • Individually tailored treatment sessions
  • 30 - 45 minutes in duration
  • Recommended 4 - 8 treatments typically 1x / week
  • Outcomes vary and rely on active patient participation

Treatment includes:

  • Manual therapy to address lower back / hip / pelvic joint problems linked with pelvic floor disfunction
  • Use of Ultrasound therapy / TENS / Interferential Therapy and hands on manual techniques to treat pelvic pain
  • Behavioural Techniques/Bladder Retraining: dietary modification, timed voiding , urge suppression techniques and toileting postures
  • Customised home exercise program to strengthen pelvic floor / core muscles to empower patients and allow them to monitor their progress
  • EMG biofeedback to allow self correction with focus on triangle of communication between patient, therapist and the biofeedback machine
  • State-of-the-art MYOMED machine with built-in electrical stimulation and EMG Biofeedback providing excellence in patient care
  • Electrical stimulation to help localise and strengthen the weak pelvic floor muscles

Most men and women with pelvic health issues suffer silently due to lack of appropriate and timely treatment or reluctance to discuss their problems with health care providers. Timely physiotherapy can significantly improve our patient’s symptoms, their quality of life and avert possible surgery.

We are strongly committed to our patients and believe in a team approach to provide quality care to our patients. We look forward to working with you in the future.

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