Pelvic floor health is important for people of all genders, ages and stages of life. YES it affects women, YES it affects men and YES it affects toddlers, to athletes to the elderly. Many individuals suffer in silence not knowing that pelvic floor health dysfunctions are very common and effective treatment options exist! Therefore, our mission is simple, we want to help you gain back your confidence and help you improve your quality of life by restoring control of your pelvic floor health.
The pelvic floor is made up of a network of muscles, nerves, ligaments and connective tissue that provides support to your bladder, uterus, genitals and anus. Therefore, the proper functioning of all these various parts of the system is essential to optimal pelvic floor health. Research shows a strong correlation between poor pelvic floor function and many health conditions and postural misalignments.
Who Needs a Pelvic Floor Assessment?
If you experience any of the following, whether it ranges from mild to severe symptoms, it may be a sign that you need to have your pelvic health assessed and treated:
- Pain in the low back, abdomen, pelvis, hips, thighs, genitals, rectum or buttock
- Changes in your urinary or bowel function: incontinence, constipation, leakage etc.
- Painful sexual intercourse
- Changes in your athletic performance: leakage during training, pelvic or back pain
- Poor posture and postural misalignments
- Diastasis Recti
- For your child: problems with potty training and bed-wetting
What to Expect at Your First Visit
Our goal at your first visit is to listen to your story. Through a detailed history we will collect the information we need to understand what is causing your pain or discomfort. In addition, we will then perform a physical assessment of the muscles, joints, ligaments and various structures that might be the root cause of your pelvic floor condition.
All our assessments and treatments are performed externally providing you with the best professional, compassionate and confidential care. Finally, based on the results of the examination we will work together to come up with a plan that is unique to your pelvic floor dysfunction and your personal goals.
How Are Pelvic Floor Conditions Treated?
Several scientifically supported treatment options are available to provide you with effective relief of your symptoms. The most common treatment options include:
This is considered to be the ‘gold-standard’ for the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunctions. Various hands-on techniques can be utilized to help stretch, strengthen and improve the function of the affected areas of the pelvis.
You will be given a unique exercises plan that is catered to your specific needs and goals along with video tutorials.
Acupuncture has been shown to be a very effective form of therapy for bowel and bladder dysfunctions and for pain control.
This unique series of breathing exercises can be used to restore proper recruitment of pelvic floor muscles, improve posture and regulate the sympathetic nervous system.
Education is the strongest tool for patient empowerment. By simply understanding the mechanics of the pelvic floor, symptoms can be improved. Various lifestyle choices can have a huge impact on your pelvic floor. Education is an essential part to your road to recovery.
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