Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Pelvic floor physiotherapy (PFPT) is a specialized branch of physiotherapy that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic floor conditions. Pelvic floor physiotherapists can use both internal and external exam techniques to assess, diagnose, and treat conditions related to the pelvic floor. The pelvic floor encompasses all the muscles between the hip bones and sacrum, and these muscles help support the organs of the pelvis which include the uterus, bladder, and colon.

Some common injuries / conditions treated by a registered pelvic floor physiotherapist:

  • Pregnancy and post partum pelvic conditions
  • Post-op abdominal or pelvic surgery
  • Child delivery trauma or sexual trauma
  • Painful sex
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Urinary incontinence, urgency, frequency, or incomplete emptying of the bladder
  • Bowel incontinence or constipation
  • Pelvic pain – perineal, vaginal, rectal, abdominal, sacroiliac joint, pubic symphysis pain, or lumbar pain

Wondering if pelvic health physiotherapy can help you? Contact your local PhysioHouse clinic for more information or to set up a no obligation consultation with a registered physiotherapist.