Pelvic health physiotherapy is offered at our clinics in downtown Toronto on the PATH. Pelvic health physiotherapy is the assessment and treatment of the pelvic floor, a series of muscles, ligaments and fascia that sit like a basin at the bottom of your pelvis. They work together to support the organs of the abdomen, to stabilize the pelvis and hip joints, and play a role in maintaining urinary continence and sexual function.
Pelvic health physiotherapy can only be performed by a specially trained physiotherapist who has undergone post-secondary education and is registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. Pelvic health physiotherapy can help to retrain the muscles and nerves of the pelvic floor to improve its strength and function.
If 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.
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:
The following video describes “What is Pelvic Physiotherapy?” and provides an overview on the Rebalance philosophy to pelvic physiotherapy care.
Pelvic health physiotherapy is offered by registered physiotherapists and is covered by most extended health benefit plans.