Female Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Edmonton

Nurturing Women’s Health and Wellness in Edmonton

Welcome to the specialized realm of female pelvic floor physiotherapy in Edmonton at our clinic. We understand women’s unique needs and challenges and are here to provide comprehensive care to address various aspects of women’s health. With a focus on pelvic floor strength, we aim to enhance your well-being, restore function, and empower you to live your life.

Understanding the Female Pelvic Floor

The female pelvic floor is vital in supporting the bladder, uterus, and bowel while contributing to sexual function and core stability. However, various factors such as pregnancy, childbirth, hormonal changes, and aging can impact the pelvic floor’s health and lead to various conditions. Our team of expert physiotherapists specializes in women’s pelvic health and is committed to helping you achieve optimal pelvic floor function.

Vast Range Of Conditions Addressed Through Female Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy At Vertex

Female pelvic floor physiotherapy encompasses managing and treating various conditions related to pelvic health. Our expert physiotherapists have experience in addressing the following conditions:

  • Urinary Incontinence: This refers to the involuntary leakage of urine, which can occur during activities such as coughing, sneezing, or exercising. Pelvic floor physiotherapy helps strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, improve bladder control, and reduce urinary incontinence episodes.
  • Fecal Incontinence: Fecal incontinence involves the involuntary leakage of stool or difficulty controlling bowel movements. By targeting the muscles responsible for bowel control, pelvic floor physiotherapy can help improve sphincter function, enhance bowel control, and alleviate fecal incontinence.
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse: This occurs when the pelvic organs descend or bulge into the vaginal canal due to weakened pelvic floor support. Pelvic floor physiotherapy aims to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, providing improved support for the pelvic organs and reducing symptoms such as pelvic pressure, a feeling of heaviness, or discomfort.
  • Pelvic Pain: Chronic pelvic pain can significantly impact a woman’s quality of life. Conditions such as pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, vulvodynia, or painful intercourse may contribute to pelvic pain. Pelvic floor physiotherapy employs techniques to release muscle tension, reduce trigger points, and promote relaxation, helping to alleviate pelvic pain and improve overall comfort.
  • Pre and Postpartum Care: Pregnancy and childbirth can strain the pelvic floor muscles, leading to various issues such as pelvic girdle pain, diastasis recti, or bladder control problems. We offer specialized care during pregnancy to manage discomfort, prepare the pelvic floor for labour, and aid in postpartum recovery.
  • Sexual Dysfunction: Female pelvic floor physiotherapy can address sexual dysfunction issues, such as decreased sexual sensation, pain during intercourse (dyspareunia), or difficulties achieving orgasm. Treatment addresses pelvic floor muscle tension, improving blood flow, and enhancing relaxation, ultimately improving sexual function and pleasure.
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome: Chronic pelvic pain is characterized by ongoing pain in the pelvic region that lasts for six months or longer. Pelvic floor physiotherapy can help identify and address underlying causes of pelvic pain, including muscle dysfunction, nerve irritation, or myofascial trigger points.
  • Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction: Female pelvic floor physiotherapy effectively targets overactive bladder, urinary frequency, incomplete bladder emptying, or constipation. Symptoms can be managed through bladder retraining, bowel management techniques, and pelvic floor muscle exercises, and function can be improved.
  • Vulvodynia: Vulvodynia is characterized by chronic pain or discomfort in the vulvar area without an identifiable cause. Pelvic floor physiotherapy techniques such as manual therapy, relaxation exercises, and desensitization can help reduce pain, improve tissue mobility, and enhance overall comfort.
  • Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome: This chronic bladder condition is marked by bladder pain, urinary urgency, and frequent urination. Pelvic floor physiotherapy can assist in managing symptoms by reducing muscle tension, improving bladder control, and incorporating relaxation techniques.
  • Endometriosis: A medical condition characterized by tissues similar to the uterus lining growing outside the uterus itself. This abnormal tissue growth can result in pelvic pain and inflammation. Pelvic floor physiotherapy can help alleviate pain by addressing associated muscle tension, promoting relaxation, and improving pelvic floor function.
  • Dyspareunia: Dyspareunia refers to pain during sexual intercourse and can have various causes, including pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, scar tissue, or hormonal imbalances. Female pelvic floor physiotherapy can relieve muscle imbalances, improve tissue mobility, and enhance sexual function.
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction following Gynecological Surgery: Female pelvic floor physiotherapy is instrumental in aiding postoperative recovery from gynecological procedures, such as hysterectomy or pelvic organ prolapse repair. It can help reduce pain, improve scar tissue mobility, restore pelvic floor muscle strength, and optimize overall function.
  • Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS): While primarily affecting men, CPPS can also be experienced by women. Pelvic floor physiotherapy can help manage associated pelvic pain, discomfort, and muscle tension, improving symptom management and quality of life.

Your Treatment Journey

During a female pelvic floor assessment, our physiotherapists:

  1. Conduct a confidential consultation to understand your medical history and symptoms.

  2. Assess pelvic floor muscle tone, strength, and coordination through internal and external examinations.

  3. Evaluate pelvic floor function during daily activities through functional testing.

  4. Provide education and develop a personalized treatment plan.

  5. Empower you to participate in your recovery actively.

Women’s Health Physiotherapy: A Journey Towards Empowerment

At our clinic, we recognize that women’s health is paramount. Our goal is to establish a nurturing and secure environment where you feel comfortable discussing your concerns and receiving customized care that meets your individual needs. Take the first step towards nurturing your pelvic health. Book an appointment today with our dedicated team of experts in female pelvic floor physiotherapy in Edmonton.
We look forward to accompanying you on your journey to wellness.

Frequently Asked Questions

It is beneficial to begin pelvic floor physiotherapy during pregnancy to address any issues and prepare for childbirth. However, it is never too late to start, and postnatal care is also available.

The number of sessions required varies depending on the individual and their specific needs. Our physiotherapists will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that suits your goals.

Yes, pelvic floor physiotherapy benefits women of all ages. Our services are customized to address the needs of women at different life stages.

Most insurance providers cover physiotherapy sessions, but coverage may vary. Do check with your insurance provider for further details.