Allow MSK Health and Performance to assist you in finding pelvic pain relief!


Are you experiencing pelvic pain? The pelvis is made up of the bones where the spine connects to your lower extremities. Some vital organs, including our reproductive organs, are housed in this region. It also serves as an attachment point for some of the body’s strongest muscles.

Pelvic pain can occur for a variety of reasons, and the location of the pain often indicates the source of the pain. Back pain, for example, is frequently associated with lower back conditions, whereas pain at the front of the groin may be caused by hip joint issues.

Some of our physiotherapists at MSK Health and Performance are experts in treating pelvic pain associated with reproductive health and the pelvic floor muscles. This type of pain can be limiting and even embarrassing for some people. It can interfere with your daily life and prevent you from performing some of the most intimate and personal functions involving your bowel and bladder, as well as your sexual function.

Fortunately, pelvic floor rehabilitation can help alleviate your symptoms of pelvic dysfunction and strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, preventing future problems.

If you are experiencing pelvic pain, you must identify the source of your problems and seek the assistance you require to resolve them.

To find help, contact MSK Health and Performance in Vancouver Kitsilano, Downtown Vancouver or Burnaby Metrotown today.

What role does physiotherapy play in pelvic health?

Our Vancouver & Burnaby, BC physiotherapists will begin with a thorough evaluation to determine the source of your symptoms and all of the factors influencing your current situation. Pelvic floor rehabilitation and associated treatments have been shown to treat a variety of conditions that cause pelvic pain.

The following are some of the most common pelvic conditions treated by physiotherapy:

Postpartum pelvic pain:

Pain is frequently felt in the sacroiliac (SI) joint, tailbone, hips, and lower back. Some people have pain in their pelvis on the pubic symphysis.

It is common for new mothers to experience strained or torn muscles and connective tissue in their pelvic floor region after giving birth. During and after childbirth, pelvic floor muscle tension or pain in the area between your vagina and rectum (i.e., perineum) is common.

Pelvic floor rehabilitation can help you regain normal, pain-free function by reducing pain and strengthening any tense or damaged muscles.

Urinary Incontinence:

Leaking urine while coughing, laughing, or sneezing is common during pregnancy, worsening in the third trimester and continuing after delivery.

There are numerous treatment options available to help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles before and after childbirth. Incontinence can be treated and eliminated with education on resolving and managing symptoms, as well as pelvic floor rehabilitation focusing on strengthening the muscles under your bladder.

Pain following abdominal surgery

If you are recovering from a recent surgical procedure, such as abdominal, reproductive, or orthopedic surgery, you may experience pain in the pelvic region (i.e., spine or hip joint).

Fortunately, our highly skilled physiotherapists, registered massage therapists and chiropractors can determine the source of your pain and any factors that are contributing to your condition, allowing you to find relief.

Manual therapy techniques effectively relieve muscle tension while also releasing adhesions and increasing blood flow to aid in the healing process. Stretching and strengthening exercises can help improve overall pelvic mobility and function.

While these are just a few of the most common pelvic dysfunction conditions that our physiotherapists can treat, there are several other pelvic conditions that pelvic floor rehabilitation can treat, including Painful intercourse, Pelvic organ prolapse, Difficulty/painful urination (i.e. dyspareunia), and Abdominal muscles tearing (i.e., diastasis recti)

Our MSK Health and Performance physiotherapists will assist you in determining the cause of your issue and, more importantly, will help guide you through the solutions you need to feel better again!

How will this help me?

The pelvic floor’s muscles, tendons, and ligaments all support your body’s core and contribute to our most intimate functions. One of our highly trained physiotherapists in Vancouver Kitsilano, Downtown Vancouver or Burnaby Metrotown can assist you in identifying any restrictions or limitations that are contributing to your pelvic pain and, more importantly, in resolving it once and for all!

Your treatments will be tailored to your specific needs and will be determined by the results of your initial assessment. Your physiotherapist will perform a physical examination of your injury or condition to determine the source of your pain and create a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs.

Typically, our treatments will include a variety of exercises, ranging from targeted stretches and mobility work to specific strengthening exercises. Massage is frequently used to help your body heal by reducing pain and increasing circulation.

Our clinics in Vancouver Kitsilano, Downtown Vancouver and Burnaby Metrotown have the resources needed to treat some types of pelvic pain. Our evidence-based treatment methods are intended to help people suffering from pelvic pain find relief and recovery so they can get back to doing what they love!

If your pelvic pain is limiting you, contact MSK Health and Performance today to get started on the road to long-term relief!

Your Next Steps…

  1. Book An Appointment

  2. Receive A Custom Treatment Plan

  3. Work Hard and Progress In Your Recovery

  4. Recover & Enjoy Life!