Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Mississauga
What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is a branch of Physiotherapy where a physiotherapist will require specialized training to treat the conditions that affect the muscles and tissues of the pelvic girdle. Pelvic floor dysfunction can be caused by :
- HYPOTONICITY: Contributing to stress incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse
- HYPERTONICITY: Contributing to urgency, Urge Incontinence, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Dyspareunia, Vaginismus, Vulvodynia, Pudendal Neuralgia, Interstitial Cystitis, and Chronic Prostatitis.
Kegels are NOT always indicated for pelvic floor problems. Sometimes they do more harm than good, and often they are NOT performed correctly.
The Cochrane Collaboration 2010 concluded that Physiotherapists with specialized training in pelvic floor rehabilitation (using internal examination to teach the exercises) should be the first line of defense, before surgical consultation, for stress, urge, and mixed incontinence in women.
Seeing a pelvic floor physiotherapist even a few times can help you be aware and treat your condition in the most effective manner.
What Conditions Can Be Treated With Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?
Pelvic floor physiotherapy can help to improve symptoms associated with conditions such as incontinence, pelvic pain, and prolapse. Incontinence is found in 1 out of 4 women and 1 out of 9 men.
This therapy can be very effective in treating such conditions. Our therapists will work with you to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which can help to improve bladder control.
Incontinence is just one of the many conditions that our pelvic floor physiotherapy Mississauga can help to improve. Other conditions that can be treated by our physiotherapists include:
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Interstitial cystitis
- Pudendal neuralgia
- Chronic prostatitis
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Stress incontinence
- Urge incontinence
- Mixed incontinence
- Testicular and scrotal pain
- Post prostatectomy incontinence
- Pelvic Floor Muscle Tightness
- Bladder and bowel dysfunction
- Fecal incontinence
- Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
- Pelvic Floor Muscle Weakness
- Muscle imbalance
- Groin / Pubic Pain
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Menstrual Pain/PMS
- Pudendal Nerve Issues
If you are experiencing any of the conditions listed above, pelvic floor physiotherapy may be able to help.
What should you expect in your First Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Session?
During your first session, our therapist will ask you about your symptoms and medical history. He or she will then perform an internal examination to assess the condition of your pelvic floor muscles.
Based on the results of the examination, the therapist will create a treatment plan tailored specifically for you. Treatment may include:
- Exercise therapy
- Electrical stimulation
- Therapeutic ultrasound
- Pessary fittings
- Surgery recommendations
It is important to note that not everyone will require all of these treatments. In some cases, our therapist may also recommend Kegel exercises. However, it is important to note that not all pelvic floor problems require Kegels, and sometimes they can actually worsen the condition. Your therapist will be able to determine if Kegels are appropriate for you and how to perform them correctly.
What is Pessary fittings?
A pessary is a device used for supporting the pelvic organ, it is inserted in the vagina. It can be used to treat conditions such as prolapse and incontinence. It is important to have a pessary fitted by a pelvic floor physiotherapist, as it must be custom-made to fit your individual anatomy.
A pessary that is not fitted properly can actually cause more problems than it solves. It is a non-invasive treatment and can be very effective in treating the conditions listed above.
Get The Best Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Treatment in Mississauga
Proremedy Physiotherapy is one of the leading pelvic floor physiotherapy clinics in Mississauga. Our therapists are highly-trained and have years of experience in treating pelvic floor conditions. We offer a wide range of treatments, there is sure to be one that is right for you.
Our goal is to help you return to your normal life as quickly as possible. We understand that pelvic floor conditions can be embarrassing and debilitating, but we are here to help. Contact us today or book an appointment with us through our website.
We look forward to helping you get back to your normal life.
Conditions We Treat
Abdominal Muscle Separation
Low Back Pain
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Vulvodynia :Pain at vulvar superficial tissue
- Vestibulodynia : Pain at the vaginal entrance
- Clitordynia : Pain at clitoris
- Pubic Symphysis Pain and Dysfunction : Pain in the pubic area felt constantly while standing, walking, moving in and out of a chair or bed, mostly occurs in pregnancy.
- Endometriosis : Growth of endometrial tissue outside of the uterus resulting in pain in the abdomen or pelvic region.
- Dysmenorrhea : Pain during or before periods
Some Common Questions
How Often Do I Need to See a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist?
The frequency of your visits will depend on the severity of your condition and the treatment plan that is curated for you. Some people may need to see the therapist weekly, while others may only need to visit every few months. Our therapist will work with you to create a plan that meets your individual needs.
Will I Have To Get Undressed?
Yes, you will have to get undressed for your pelvic floor physiotherapy sessions in Mississauga. However, you will only need to remove your bottom half. You will be covered with a sheet all the time and will not be exposed to anyone but your therapist.You will be in a private room at all times. You can expect professional behavior from our therapists.
Is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Treatment Painful?
No, pelvic floor physiotherapy is not painful. In fact, many people find it to be quite relaxing. If you are experiencing pain during your sessions, please let your therapist know. He or she may be able to adjust the treatment plan to make it more comfortable for you. Some people may experience some pain depending on the condition they are seeing the therapist for but treatment is tailored in a way that it does not create new pain.
Is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Covered Under My Insurance?
Pelvic floor physiotherapy Mississauga is often covered by insurance. Please check with your provider to see if you are eligible for coverage under Lumino Health, Sun Life Financial, and Green Shield Canada, Manulife, OTIP, Canada Life, And all other leading insurance companies.