Pelvic Health Physiotherapy is a unique branch of physiotherapy focusing on the treatment of disorders of the pelvis and core. The muscles located within the pelvis form a ‘hammock’ that supports the pelvic organs, including the bladder, intestines and reproductive organs. These muscles play an integral role in many of our body’s functions including posture, movement, and mobility. The pelvic floor is also intricately involved in the function of our digestive system, reproductive system, childbirth, and elimination.
Our pelvic floor therapists here at our centre in Kanata are highly trained specialists who work to address several conditions including (but not limited to):
What you can expect from a session:
Prior to attending your appointment, you will be asked to complete an online questionnaire to give our physiotherapists some insight into your pelvic health concerns. At your first appointment, your therapist will expand on this information with you to develop a good sense of your health history and specific concerns. Many people find it difficult to discuss sensitive subjects such as bowel, bladder and pelvic issues, and we recognize that this may feel daunting for you. Know that your sessions are completely confidential and we will only discuss what you are comfortable disclosing.
Your therapist will then conduct a physical exam assessing low back, abdomen and pelvis. If appropriate, this will include an internal examination to assess pelvic floor muscle function. Following the initial assessment, your therapist will discuss their findings and develop your treatment plan to achieve your treatment goals.
We offer services for people who identify as women, trans and non-binary. We do not offer services for men or children at this time.