Women's Health - Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Many women have problems with urinary incontinence and associated bowel problems after childbirth and menopause.

Women's Health

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Pelvic floor dysfunction can occur anytime during pregnancy, childbirth, or postpartum. There may be symptoms such as urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, sexual dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse and chronic pelvic pain. Usually, symptoms that occur early in postpartum can go unrecognized and can cause problems later in a woman’s life. Pelvic floor muscle training can be an effective way of managing the pelvic floor. These are some of the Women’s health conditions that physiotherapy can help.

Women's Health Pelvic Floor Problems

Bladder and Bowel Conditions In Women

Stress Incontinence

Increase in intraabdominal pressure (coughing. Sneezing, activities) causing urinary leakage in small volumes.

Urge Incontinence

Uncontrollable need to void and can have associated small or large amount of urine loss.

Urgency / Frequency

Having to urinate urgently with increased frequent visit to the bathroom.

Overactive Bladder

Having a frequent urge and needing to urinate often.

Constipation

Less frequent and hard to pass stool.

Pre And Postpartum Conditions:

  • Lower back pain
  • Pubic Symphysis pain
  • Pelvic floor muscle training prenatal
  • Diastasis Recti
  • Post Surgical Scar mobilization
  • Exercise prescription postpartum and help with return to sports/ activity

Pelvic Pain Conditions

Vaginismus

Vulvar discomfort usually described as burning pain in the absence of relevant specific identifiable disorder.

Dyspareunia

Painful vaginal penetration (in the absence of any disease), pain during intercourse.

Vulvodynia / Vestibulodynia

Burning and sharp pain at the entrance of the vagina.

Bladder Pain Syndrome / ICS

Pain worse with bladder filling and having the urge to urinate with frequency.

Pudendal Neuralgia

Perineal/pelvic pain worse with sitting.

Endometriosis

Abnormal presence of endometrial tissues outside of the uterus – causes chronic pelvic pain.

Dysmenorrhea

Menstrual pain

Proctalgia Fugax

Sharp fleeting pain at the rectum.

Coccydynia

Tailbone pain

PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE

Pre and post-operative gynecological surgery rehabilitation

At Opal Physiotherapy in Langley, our Physiotherapists, trained in the anatomy of the pelvic floor musculoskeletal system can aid in assessing and treating pelvic floor problems. Monitoring and providing individualized pelvic floor physiotherapy and exercise is effective both in the treatment and prevention of disorders of the pelvic floor in Women’s health.