Everything You Need to Know About Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Oakville

OAK Physio & Wellness offers pelvic floor physiotherapy in the uptown core of Oakville. Our comprehensive physical therapy treatments in Oakville focus on evidence-based medicine to provide unique, personalized wellness plans. If you have pelvic floor dysfunction, consider calling us to schedule an appointment.

What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?

Pelvic floor physiotherapy is a type of evidence-based practice meant to improve pelvic floor comfort and function. The first part of physiotherapy is performing an internal exam to identify specific weaknesses and issues. After that, your therapist will create a personalized pelvic floor rehabilitation plan to strengthen weakened muscles.

Pelvic floor physiotherapy sessions typically involve exercises and stretching to activate and strengthen muscles in your core, back, and abdominals. Most patients perform one to two sessions a week, depending on their strength and rehabilitation goals.

What Do The Pelvic Muscles Do?

The pelvic floor includes three muscles; the coccygeus, iliococcygeus, and pubococcygeus. This group of muscles supports the pelvic organs, including the bowels, bladder, and uterus. Pelvic muscles run between the tailbone and the front of the pubic bone. Your pelvic floor plays an important role in using the bathroom, intercourse, and childbirth.

What Causes Pelvic Dysfunction?

Pelvic dysfunction is a result of the muscles in the pelvic floor weakening so they cannot perform their proper functions. Pelvic floor dysfunction can be a result of several factors, including age, obesity, menopause, or pregnancy. Some of the most common symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction include

  • Constipation
  • Pelvic muscle spasms
  • Lower back pain
  • Pain near the genitals or rectum
  • Frequent need to urinate
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Pelvic organ prolapse

Benefits of Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Below are some of the benefits of pelvic floor physiotherapy for your pelvic health.

Prevent Incontinence

Urinary incontinence and difficulty using the bathroom are two of the most common signs of pelvic floor dysfunction. Regular pelvic floor physiotherapy can improve bladder control and sphincter function, preventing incontinence episodes. Pelvic floor therapy also improves sphincter muscles to deal with constipation.

Improve Comfort

Your body uses pelvic floor muscles when moving around and engaging in daily tasks. Pelvic floor therapy and exercise improve muscle function, allowing you to get around your day comfortably and effectively.

Reduce Pelvic Pain

Chronic pelvic pain is one of the most common signs of pelvic floor dysfunction. Chronic pain can make it difficult to enjoy your day, and pelvic health physiotherapy can reduce or even eliminate this pain.

Eliminate Sexual Pain

Pelvic floor dysfunction can also cause significant pain during sexual intercourse. Pain during sex is a sign that there is a problem in your muscles, joints, or other tissues. Exercises strengthen the relevant bodily structures, allowing you to enjoy pain-free and pleasurable intercourse again.

Schedule a Physio Appointment for Pelvic Floor Today!

Pelvic floor physiotherapy can help improve your comfort, making it easier to get around your daily life. We always strive to provide a patient-centred experience. Contact OAK Physio & Wellness in Oakville or call today at (289)725-0241 to book an appointment with a pelvic floor physiotherapist.