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Pelvic Floor Health

Adjustment on WomanIf you suffer from any of the following symptoms or have been referred by another health care professional you may be a candidate for pelvic health physiotherapy.

  • Urinary Incontinence – unable to control the leakage of urine (with coughing, physical activity etc)
  • Urgency – having a strong urge to urinate or defecate that is difficult to control
  • Frequency – having to urinate very frequently and disrupting your everyday routine
  • Pain during or after intercourse or with any sexual stimulation
  • Diastasis recti
  • Constipation, straining or pain with bowel movements
  • Pre-natal & post-natal

During your pelvic health physiotherapy assessment your therapist will take a detailed medical history and perform both an external and internal examination of the pelvic floor. This will help to determine the state of the pelvic floor, its ability to contract and relax.

Your therapist may also assess your low back, sacro-iliac joints, hips and surrounding musculature as they can influence your pelvic floor. Once your therapist has determined the appropriate plan of action, treatment may include any of the following:

  • Education: understanding your diagnosis and the how your lifestyle choices may be influencing your condition is the first step to improving the function of your pelvic floor and managing your symptoms.
  • Manual therapy: hands on techniques may be used to stretch, mobilize and release tension in the soft tissue of the pelvic floor and surrounding tissue of the low back, abdomen and lower extremities.
  • Exercise: exercises to strengthen, lengthen and improve the coordination of the pelvic floor and surrounding musculature to improve its function. Internal examination and retraining of the pelvic floor is considered the gold standard in pelvic health.


Pelvic Floor Health | (416) 489-0077