We areÂ now offeringÂ Pelvic Health Physiotherapy. Our physiotherapist, Jackie has beenÂ trained in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation, including the treatment of Urinary incontinence and Prolapse in women.
Pelvic Tissue dysfunction are caused by one more of tissue problems, such asÂ trigger points (muscle knots),Â connective tissue dysfunction (tension in the tissue between the skin and muscle),Â neural tension (tension in nervous pathways), and sacro-illiac joint problems.
According to several studies, following a pelvic health diagnosis, specialized physiotherapists should be the first to treat incontinence. Pelvic physiotherapy has been shown to be 80% effective, reducing the need for surgery in many cases.
There are two general cases of pelvic floor dysfunction: hypotonicity and hypertonicity.Â Hypotonicity, the weakness oh the pelvic floor muscles, may lead to urinary incontinence as well as pelvic organ prolapse.Â In the cases of hypertonicity, pelvic floor muscles are too tight. In this case symptoms such as difficulty urinating, pain during or after bowel movement as well as unexplained low back pain may arise.
In several cases, kegel exercises are not enough to help with pelvic floor dysfunction. They may actually cause more harm than good if performed incorrectly. It is also difficult for patient to locate and engage the proper muscles without initial guidance from a specialized physiotherapist.