The pelvic floor can become dysfunctional just as any part of our body can become dysfunctional and be a potential source of pain and functional limitation.; muscles can become weak or lose coordination. There are many reasons behind pelvic floor dysfunction: pregnancy can cause muscular and structural changes in a woman’s body that can lead to discomfort, a traumatic injury such as a slip and fall can injure areas in the pelvic region or any surgery undergone in the pelvic region such as a hysterectomy can leave muscles torn and weak.
A weak pelvic floor can result in pelvic pain and/or urinary incontinence. Pelvic pain can be felt constantly during the day or only during certain activities. Urinary incontinence is a problem with a loss of urine (from a few drops to enough to run down the legs) and can occur in both men and women, young and old. Other symptoms include having difficulty fully emptying the bladder or urgency (a sudden, intense need to use the washroom or, frequency, increased frequency of using the washroom, or feeling like you need to do so).
- Pelvic floor Physiotherapy can help with:
- Painful intercourse
- Urinary or fecal leakage
- Pressure or the feeling of “falling out” near the vagina or rectum (prolapse)
- Frequency and urgency of urine
- Fatigue and/or muscle weakness
- Painful scars/adhesions from surgeries
Heather Huybregts, Registered Physiotherapist has completed extensive post graduate training in pelvic floor health both for pelvic pain and incontinence.
Treatment will be provided that includes a combination of education, pelvic floor muscle re-education, exercises, postural re-education and more. Pelvic floor dysfunction is nothing to be embarrassed about and Veitch Physiotherapy is proud to offer this service.
How can I book an appointment?
- Most private health care plans have coverage for Physiotherapy. At Veitch Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre we direct bill a number of providers, our reception staff can assist you with this.
- Appointments can be booked by telephone 634-4882 or email
Many health care plans do not require a physicians referral for reimbursement of physiotherapy services.
Please contact us for further information. We look forward to helping you return to full function!