Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, BPT, MPE
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy in Calgary
Pelvic floor physiotherapy is a specialized area of practice focusing on the assessment and treatment of conditions involving the pelvic floor. At Encompass Sports Therapy, our experts can help you regain your confidence and control with the best pelvic floor physiotherapy in Calgary.
Why Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?
Our physiotherapists are specially trained to restore function and ease pain arising from pelvic floor dysfunction. On your first visit, our physiotherapist will ask you questions about your condition and perform a thorough physical exam which may include an internal exam component. This will allow for the most comprehensive understanding of the condition to ensure that it is addressed thoroughly. A treatment plan is then designed between the practitioner and patient, through careful consideration of patient-specific goals and their condition. Treatments vary widely between individuals but may include education and guidance, bladder retraining, IMS/dry needling, exercises to strengthen or down-train the pelvic floor, and manual therapy.
Research has shown a direct relationship between pelvic floor dysfunction and low back and hip pain. Pelvic floor physiotherapy can be a good adjunct to chiro/physio/massage/osteopathy for patients experiencing persistent hip and/or low back pain.
At Encompass Calgary, we understand that conditions related to pelvic health are sensitive. Our practitioners are here to listen and adapt to your concerns, focus on your goals, and help you regain confidence and control. Pelvic floor physiotherapy aims to enable patients to improve upon and better manage many conditions.
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Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
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FAQs on Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
Pelvic floor physiotherapy is a specialized area of physiotherapy. It is different from normal physiotherapy as it focuses on the muscles that support and hold up your pelvic floor, bladder and rectum. Practitioners require special training and equipment to perform pelvic floor physiotherapy. It addresses common conditions including pelvic, low back, and hip pain, constipation, painful intercourse, pre and post partum, and incontinence (urinary or bowel).
Pelvic floor initial assessment- $155 (60 mins) and pelvic floor subsequent visit- $115 (45 mins)
Pelvic floor physiotherapy may cause some mild discomfort during treatment. Your physiotherapist will adjust or modify treatment as necessary to ensure the patient is as comfortable as possible. There should be no soreness or pain that persists over 24 hours.
The treatment is designed to assess the root cause of the problem to properly address and treat the symptoms. Some patients experience an improvement of their symptoms in the first couple of sessions, but the process can take longer. The length of time will depend on the severity of symptoms, the duration of the symptoms, and your commitment to therapy and the home exercise program.
Pelvic floor physiotherapy is a treatment that focuses on the muscles of the pelvic floor, which are responsible for supporting your bladder, bowel and uterus. If you have been experiencing any of the conditions in question 1, or would like to be proactive with your pelvic health, then you may consider seeing a certified pelvic floor physiotherapist.
A pelvic floor physiotherapist will take a detailed subjective history and carry out an examination that may involve both internal and external assessment. The treatment is carried out in a confidential, private room at the physiotherapy clinic. After thorough history taking and objective examination, your therapist will discuss a plan to address your issues and provide treatment based on the assessment findings.