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Pelvic Floor Therapy

Are you suffering from pelvic pain?

PT in Vancouver & Burnaby, BC could be the answer!

Do you have pain in your intimate areas? Have you ever experienced incontinence? It can be difficult for some people to talk about their problems. We are musculoskeletal experts at MSK Health and Performance and work with people experiencing problems in all body regions using pelvic floor therapy.

Pelvic pain is not to be taken lightly. The pelvic region is an important part of the body that serves many functions, especially for women. Pelvic pain can occur at any point during your menstrual cycle, during pregnancy, after childbirth, or as a result of an underlying condition.

Pelvic disorders can affect both sexes, resulting in painful intercourse, difficult or painful urination, and even infertility. Prostatitis, postpartum pelvic pain, pain after abdominal surgery, dyspareunia, and endometriosis are some of the most common pelvic conditions treated by our physiotherapists.

Dealing with pelvic pain on your own can be very confusing and frightening, but fortunately, it can be addressed and, in many cases, completely resolved through pelvic floor rehabilitation at MSK Health and Performance in Vancouver Kitsilano, Downtown Vancouver and Burnaby Metrotown.

Pelvic floor therapy may be beneficial if you or a loved one suffers from pelvic pain or conditions that interfere with your normal functioning. Please contact our physiotherapy clinic in Vancouver & Burnaby, BC today for more information!

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What is the purpose of pelvic floor therapy?

Our highly trained team employs cutting-edge techniques to help relieve pain and restore regular bowel and urinary system function. We also work with people who have pain during sex or who have dysfunctional sexual performance.

The pelvic floor describes the area at the bottom of the pelvis. The pelvic floor is a complex system that interacts with the pelvic cavity and the body’s structures and systems. Everyone has a pelvic floor, and learning how to resolve issues can have a significant impact on your overall health.

The pelvic floor is supported by several muscles, which also perform several important functions, such as supporting the pelvic organs, bladder and bowel control, and sexual function. Muscle dysfunction can result in pain and dysfunction.

Several factors can impair one’s ability to contract the pelvic floor correctly, including:

  • Weakened bladder muscles resulting from pregnancy, childbirth, obesity, and aging
  • Physical damage to your pelvic floor muscles from childbirth or surgery
  • Damage to the nerves from health problems like diabetes and multiple sclerosis
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Types of cancer
  • Certain medications
  • Trauma (physical, psychological/emotional)

What conditions does MSK Health and Performance treat?

Strong pelvic floor muscles are essential for activities that place additional strain on the abdomen and pelvic floor (i.e., coughing, laughing, sneezing, and lifting). Pelvic floor dysfunction can occur when these muscles are weak or not working properly.

The following are some common pelvic conditions that MSK Health and Performance can treat:

  • Overactive bladder muscles
  • Damaged bladder nerves (due to diseases such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson’s)
  • Damaged pelvic floor nerves (due to childbirth, injury, or surgery)
  • Tight and/or weak pelvic floor muscles
  • Bloating and abdominal pressure
  • Vaginismus
  • Vulvodynia
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Blockage from an enlarged prostate
  • Prostatitis

Pelvic floor therapy focuses on strengthening the pelvic floor muscles and restoring pelvic system functions. When the muscles in your pelvic region become tight or weak, it can have a negative impact on your daily life because this region supports your core and is an essential part of everyday movement.

One of our licensed Vancouver & Burnaby, BC physiotherapists will thoroughly examine your medical history and provide you with the type of treatment you require. This may include targeted stretches, specific muscle activation, and strengthening exercises, depending on your condition. Manual therapy can help to relax tense muscles and release restrictions that are impeding function.

Our team at MSK Health and Performance works with all types of pelvic problems, regardless of gender.

Make an appointment with one of our specialists so we can assist you in finding relief!

Treat your pain with pelvic floor therapy in Vancouver & Burnaby, BC

Our therapists at MSK Health and Performance use research-backed, comprehensive treatment programs to tailor our programs to the individual. We will perform a thorough history and physical examination to identify all possible causes of your condition.

Evaluating pelvic floor muscle strength entails determining your ability to willfully contract your muscles as well as your ability to generate power and sustain a contraction. It’s also important to put your contraction speed and ability to relax on command to the test.

Depending on your specific condition, your MSK Health and Performance pelvic floor specialist may use a variety of treatment methods to relieve pelvic pain and restore function. We will use this information to create an individualized program aimed at resolving your pain and restoring your function. Our pelvic floor treatments include the following:

  • Soft tissue mobilization and massage of internal and external pelvic musculature to relieve muscle tension and provide pain relief
  • Pelvic floor muscle retraining to restore normal strength and endurance
  • Increasing endurance of the core strength and stability in hip muscles
  • Neuro-retraining (i.e., incorporating pelvic floor muscle activation during simulated daily activities)
  • Electrical stimulation modalities for pain relief and to restore normal neuromuscular activation of the pelvic floor muscles and nerves
  • Bladder training (i.e., gradually holding urine for longer and longer periods)
  • Relaxation techniques and diaphragmatic breathing exercises

Our team will teach you home exercises and simple movements that you can incorporate into your daily activities. We believe that teaching you how to manage and improve your pelvic health is the key to long-term success.

What are the initial steps?

Pelvic floor rehabilitation is essential for men and women of all ages. Our physiotherapists at MSK Health and Performance can assist you with incontinence, pelvic pain, and sexual dysfunction, regardless of whether your condition is the result of reconstruction surgery, abdominal surgery, prostate cancer treatments, pregnancy, or childbirth. Whatever it is, we will most likely treat it.

We want you to be able to live comfortably at MSK Health and Performance. Make an appointment with one of our pelvic floor specialists today by contacting our Vancouver Kitsilano, Downtown Vancouver or Burnaby Metrotown clinic!

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!

GET BETTER, FASTER SO YOU CAN RETURN TO THE IMPORTANT THINGS IN LIFE. GET STARTED TODAY!