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Pelvic Health

At National Spine Care and Sports Medicine, our team knows that men and women who experience pelvic health challenges know all too well that this intensely private health matter can be extremely debilitating and challenging to discuss. We are proud to offer a safe environment for you to privately consult with our caring, empathetic physiotherapists who have experience dealing with the entire spectrum of pelvic health issues.

How Important is Your Pelvic Floor?

Generally unknown to most people, is that your pelvic floor is actually one of the most critical muscles groups in your body. The pelvic muscles work in conjunction with ther muscles groups to assist in bladder and bowel control, support your posture and are also important proper sexual function and intimacy.

Pelvic Floor Health Conditions

Health issues related to pelvic floor health we can help with include:

  • Incontinence (Bowel and bladder)
  • Urgency
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pre-natal and postpartum pelvic problems
  • Prostate problems
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Painful intercourse
  • Constipation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Low back pain
  • Tailbone pain
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Pelvic organ prolapse

These symptoms can have a profound impact on quality of life and personal relationships. Specialized physiotherapy is the first line of defense.

What are the Causes of PFD?

There are numerous causes for PFD (Pelvic Floor Dysfunction) ranging from sports-related injuries to childbirth.

Since childbirth is one of the most common causes of PFD, most people do not realize that having a baby places tremendous pressure on the pelvic floor. During the pregnancy, the body has compensated by causing the pelvic floor to become softer and more relaxed. When giving birth, the body releases hormones that the cause the pelvic floor muscles to all the baby to descend through the birth canal. The act of birth takes a significant toll on the pelvic floor, as the baby makes it way through.

Some other risk factors for PFD include:

  • Overweight or obese
  • Chronic and long-term constipation
  • Extreme exertion when urinating or defecating
  • Heavy lifting
  • Physical stress in your midsection, mainly when laughing or coughing
  • Damage from prior surgeries

The International Continence society has evidence stating that pelvic health physiotherapy should be the first line of treatment for stress and mixed urinary incontinence in women and men. Physiotherapy for urinary incontinence is effective 80-90% of the time.

Pelvic health rehabilitation is a safe, drug-free treatment that has been proven effective by high-level research. If you suffer from any of these debilitating problems, we can help you get back your quality of life.

Call us at (403) 270-7252 to
book your Pelvic Floor consultation appointment today!

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