How well do you know your Pelvic Health?
- It’s normal to leak a little after childbirth - FALSE
- It’s normal to experience incontinence as we age - FALSE
- If you have a “small bladder”, it’s normal to pee hourly and at night - FALSE
- It’s normal to experience pelvic pain after childbirth - FALSE
- Women only need to see a pelvic physiotherapist after giving birth - FALSE
- Pain, pressure and peeing are normal when jumping or lifting heavy - FALSE
- Only women experience pelvic floor dysfunction - FALSE (men, women and children can all experience problems with their pelvic floors!)
- Pelvic Health Physiotherapists can help – TRUE
Here’s How Pelvic Health Physiotherapists can help:
- Urinary and fecal incontinence can be improved or resolved with physiotherapy.
- The bladder muscle (yes, it’s a muscle) can be trained to reduce urinary urgency and frequency.
- Pelvic pain and pressure can be reduced or resolved with soft tissue release, scar massage and exercise.
- Prenatal visits can screen for pre-existing concerns and provide strategies for labor and delivery which can reduce post-pregnancy problems.
Did you know:
- 10% of the Canadian population experience some form of urinary incontinence (Canadian Continence Foundation).
- Specially trained Pelvic Health Physiotherapists can help both MEN and WOMEN who suffer from pelvic health issues.
- Education, manual therapy, self-management techniques and exercise can all be part of treatment.
If you are experiencing pain, pressure, or involuntary loss of bladder or bowel control - we can help! Book an appointment with one of our Pelvic Health Physiotherapists, Susan Tsang PT or Kristen Grovue PT, today!