Pelvic Health Physiotherapy at Russett Rehabilitation
Do you ‘leak’ when you laugh, sneeze, cough or do vigorous exercise?
You are not alone! Statistics suggest that one in five senior adults in Canada experience some type of bladder control problem (urinary incontinence). (1)
Want to talk to a pelvic floor physiotherapist?
It can be hard to find a physiotherapist in Ontario who specializes in pelvic floor and incontinence – until now! Contact us now to book your in-person consultation or treatment session:
Why choose pelvic floor physiotherapy?
Pelvic floor physiotherapy rehabilitates the muscles that are involved in bowel and bladder function, sexual function, stabilization of the pelvic region and organ support. Pelvic health issues can affect both men and women at various stages in their life.
A pelvic floor physiotherapist specializes in the assessment and treatment of the pelvic floor and core muscles and how they integrate in activities of daily life. This includes looking at the whole person, evaluating bladder and bowel habits, addressing lifestyle factors, assessing pelvic floor muscle activity, strength, tone, endurance and coordination.
Treatment may consist of manual therapy, individualized exercise program, bowel/bladder retraining, lifestyle adjustments and health education.
Understanding your pelvic health?
Pelvic health can be impacted by pregnancy and birth, abdominal or pelvic surgeries, traumatic events/injuries, muscle strain, hormonal changes, stress/anxiety and persistent hip/low back issues.
Your pelvic floor muscles can also be affected through conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS), Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, and diabetes. You might also experience changes in your pelvic health after a stroke, an injury or from the side effects of surgery.
Women’s pelvic health
Women can experience a range of pelvic floor issues including:
Postpartum care at Russett Rehabilitation
We specialize in pelvic floor physiotherapy for moms who have recently given birth (postpartum). Our treatment plans and exercise programs can help with treatment of:
Our team can help you connect to your pelvic floor muscles and teach you how to activate and relax them depending on what your specific concern is. Kegels are not always the answer! We also offer guidance on re-training your “core” and returning to safe exercise after giving birth.
Men’s pelvic health
Men’s pelvic floor issues include:
Russett Rehabilitation Pelvic Health Physiotherapists:
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is becoming more established as a first-line defence against incontinence and pelvic pain. Our specialist pelvic health and incontinence team include