Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

Services

Pelvic health physiotherapy can assess and treat a variety of conditions including:

  • Prenatal/Postnatal care
  • Menopause
  • Incontinence (bowel and bladder)
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Painful Intercourse
  • Other conditions: interstital cystits, post surgical pelvic rehab, constipation, pain associated with endometriosis, tailbone pain

Pregnancy Services

The changes that our bodies go through to carry a baby are incredible! Pelvic health physiotherapists are here to support you and help your body adapt to this new environment. We can provide you with relief by treating some common pregnancy issues including: low back pain, pelvic girdle pain, diastasis recti, tailbone pain, and pubic symphysis dysfunction.

Postpartum Care

Pelvic health physiotherapy can help your pelvic floor recover after having a baby. Common birth injuries that can benefit from pelvic floor physiotherapy include: perineal trauma (tearing or episiotomy), intravaginal scar tissue, incontinence (bowel/bladder), pelvic organ prolapse, painful intercourse, tailbone pain, diastasis recti, and vaginal dryness.

C-Section Rehabilitation

C-sections are considered a major surgery and can impact your core and pelvic floor function.  Pelvic floor physiotherapy can help with scar tissue management, scar tissue numbness/pain, core strengthening, and pelvic floor strengthening.

Return to Exercise Postpartum

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy can guide you on safe return to exercise after having a baby. Jumping into high intensity activity after having a baby can put you at risk of pelvic floor dysfunction. Pelvic health physiotherapy can guide you on exercises to gradually strengthen your core, pelvis, low back, and pelvic floor to prevent dysfunction from occurring or worsening.

FAQ

A combination of a whole body assessment and a pelvic floor internal examination is used to assess and treat the pelvic floor.

Your initial pelvic health physiotherapy appointment will start by sitting down with you and taking a detailed medical history, as well as gathering information on the reason for your visit. You physio will ask you questions around your symptoms, your past history, surgical history, home environment, stress level, medications, obstetric history, general pelvic health, and your goals. After this, we’ll perform a physiotherapy assessment that includes assessing your general posture, hip, and spine mobility and strength. Next will be a pelvic floor assessment. This includes a visual exam of the external tissue structures (I would observe any scaring and assess the general health of the external tissue). With your consent, an internal pelvic exam would then be performed. An internal pelvic exam is performed vaginally and/or rectally, and is done to assess the strength, function, and integrity of the pelvic floor muscles.

Please wear something comfortable that allow the therapist to expose the area to be treated. For internal exams, you will be provided with a sheet to drape over your lower body.

Yes! Pelvic health physiotherapy is considered “physiotherapy.” So if your plan covers physiotherapy services, it will cover this service too.

We love meeting your little ones, but want to remind you that this is a time to focus YOUR health. Sometimes having baby and kiddos at your appointment can take the focus away from you. If possible, having someone watch/care for baby while you are at your appointment would be beneficial, so we can dedicate this time to you. We are happy to bounce/rock/hold baby for you so you can get the information/treatment you need, but please understand that this will interrupt your appointment.

Book an appointment

Pacific North Wellness is located on the East side of Abbotsford, British Columbia. The clinic can be found on North Parallel Road, inside Parallel Yoga studio.