Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

What We Can Help With at Ebb + Flow Wellness:

Women's Health 

Pregnancy: Pelvic Health Physiotherapy can help to help you manage and find relief from some of the symptoms that are very common for women throughout life and in pregnancy. ​

  • Rectus diastasis or diastasis rectus abdominis (also known as mummy tummy)

  • Urinary incontinence, frequency, urgency, hesitancy, painful urination, and/or incomplete emptying

  • Constipation, straining and/or pain with bowel movements, hemorrhoids, fecal incontinence and/or urgency

  • Unexplained or unresolved pain in your low back, pelvic region, hips, genital area, tailbone, or rectum

  • Pain during or after intercourse, orgasm, or sexual stimulation (including dyspareunia and vaginismus​)

  • Pelvic girdle pain (including vulvodynia, sacroiliac (SI) joint pain, and pubic symphysis dyfunction)

  • Pelvic organ prolapse

  • Interstitial cystitis or bladder pain syndrome

  • Pudendal nerve irritation (neuralgia)​


Labour + Delivery: Pelvic physiotherapy can help to prepare your body and increase your confidence for the challenge of labour and giving birth.

  • Education on helpful, evidence-based positions and pain management techniques

  • Improved body awareness of how to relax and release your pelvic floor

  • Education on perineal massage to help prevent perineal trauma

  • Breathing techniques for labour and pushing

Postnatal: Pelvic physiotherapy can help you recover from the effects of pregnancy and vaginal or caesarean birth.

  • Rectus diastasis or diastasis rectus abdominis (also known as mummy tummy)

  • Scar and incision healing and management

  • Rehabilitation of pelvic floor muscles and core coordination

  • Postural correction

  • Incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and/or pain with sex
     

Orthopedic Conditions: 

  • Dizziness, vertigo, and BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo)

  • Headaches or migraines

  • TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) disorders and jaw pain

  • Scar tissue management

  • Low back, hip, and pelvic girdle pain and tightness

  • Foot pain and plantar fasciitis

  • Neck and shoulder pain

  • Sciatic symptoms

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Chronic or persistent pain

What to Expect at Your Appointment at Ebb + Flow Wellness:

Your assessment will begin with an extensive review of your health history and current complaints. The physiotherapist will then assess your body and how it looks when it’s resting and when it’s moving. Your physiotherapist will take a holistic look at various parts of your body to make sure that all possible causes of your symptoms are considered. This includes a thorough look at your posture and how your breath is working. Depending on your reason for seeking physiotherapy treatment, you may also consent to have your physiotherapist perform an internal pelvic assessment to determine your pelvic muscle function and soft tissue tension.


Robyn and Jenny have taken specialized courses that qualify them to perform internal pelvic physiotherapy.  Pelvic physiotherapy involves an in depth assessment using internal and external manual techniques.   This allows the physiotherapist to determine the function of the pelvic floor muscles, core, pelvis and the associated connective tissue and nerves.  They will also assess the muscles, joints, and soft tissues of your low back, hips, sacroiliac joints, and pelvis.  Internal and external assessment and treatment will only be performed with your consent, when you and your physiotherapist agree that it is appropriate.

Find more information about pelvic health at www.pelvichealthsolutions.ca

 

If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact Kim at physio.appt@yourebbandflow.com or call us at 289-288-3651.

We're conveniently located near the highway, in Burlington at: 

5063 North Service Road, Suite 100 (inside the OnePlan building)

Burlington, ON, L7L 5H6

DISCLAIMER:  The information on this website is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.

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