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What is Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy is becoming more established as a first-line of defense against urinary incontinence and pelvic pain.  Pelvic Floor Dysfunction can be caused by:

  • HypotonicityWeak pelvic floor muscles: contributing to stress incontinence, urge incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.  Incontinence is NOT a normal part of aging

  • HypertonicityTight pelvic floor muscles: contributing to Urinary and Fecal Urgency, Urge Incontinence, Chronic Pelvic pain, Dyspareunia, Vaginismus, Vulvodynia, Pudendal Neuralgia, Interstitial Cystitis and Chronic Prostatitis


Three Functions of the Pelvic Floor Muscles:

  • Acts as a sphincter: prevents urinary and fecal leakage
  • Provides support: supports our internal organs
  • Provides Stability: stabilizes our back and pelvic girdle

Urinary Incontinence

Common Misconceptions:

  • It is normal to have urinary leakage after childbirth
  • It is normal to have urinary leakage as you age
  • There is nothing you can do about urinary leakage

Prevalence in Canada:

  • 3.3 million Canadians suffer from incontinence
  • 1 in 4 women are incontinent
  • 1 in 9 men are incontinent; the most common cause of male incontinence is a radical prostatectomy

Incidence:

  • 50% of women at some point in their life cycle experience some urinary incontinence
  • 33% will develop regular problems
  • 50% of nursing home residents are incontinent, (male and female)

Are you experiencing pelvic pain or incontinence?

Call us today at 306-634-6630 to book your initial assessment with our Pelvic Health PT Kayla Skjerdal

Source: http://pelvichealthsolutions.ca/for-the-patient/what-is-pelvic-floor-physiotherapy/