Welcome to Brentwood Physio’s Pelvic Floor Clinic in Calgary NW, your destination for pelvic floor physiotherapy. Our pelvic floor therapy specialist, a mother of two, has decades of experience improving pelvic floor function and addressing issues like incontinence, pelvic pain, and pre/postpartum. Click the button below to schedule an appointment or have a complimentary 5-minute conversation with her.
What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
The pelvic floor is like a group of muscles that go from your lower back to the front of your tummy. Think of them as a basket that holds up and protects your important pelvic floor organs, like your bladder, uterus (for women), or prostate (for men), and your rectum.
These muscles, when functions properly, play a vital role in bowel, urinary, and sexual health. If you’re experiencing pelvic floor problems, it’s time to turn to the specialists who can help – a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist in Calgary.
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is a special kind of physiotherapy that helps with the muscles and parts in your pelvic area. It’s all about making those parts work better so you can have fewer problems like peeing or belly pain. It uses manual therapy, soft tissue exercises, biofeedback and other tools to help you feel better and have a healthier life.
Pelvic Floor Problems are Common!
An enormous number of people in Calgary suffer from pelvic health problems. Did you know that 1 in 3 women experiences urinary incontinence, and over 50% have minor organ prolapse after giving birth? Most people have heard of, and tried Kegels. Unfortunately, if they have not been taught with internal feedback many people are doing them incorrectly! Plus symptoms will often worsen over time if left untreated. It’s important to seek care from an experienced Pelvic Floor Therapist in Calgary.
Your 1st Appointment with a Pelvic Floor Physio
At our pelvic floor clinic in Calgary, we take your privacy seriously. We ensure all treatments occur in comfortable, private rooms. Your pelvic floor physiotherapist will begin by taking a detailed history and asking you about your health concerns. We understand that discussing pelvic health isn’t always easy, but please know that our therapists specialize in helping people with similar issues every day. You’re not alone in this. Pelvic health problems are common and can be effectively treated.
Following the discussion, there will be a physical examination. This includes checking the joints, muscles, and ligaments in your pelvis, lower back, and hips. To properly assess the pelvic floor, an internal examination is recommended since many of these muscles can only be evaluated from the inside. However, if you’re not comfortable with that initially, we can start with an external assessment and progress to internal when it’s suitable for you. The whole assessment visit usually takes about an hour. Together with your pelvic floor physiotherapist, you’ll create a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs, outlining your path to recovery. We’re here to support you every step of the way.
Pelvic Floor Therapy Successfully treats these common symptoms
- Incontinence (Leaking) – Leaking of urine or feces.
- Urgency – A strong urge to urinate or defecate.
- Urinary Frequency – Having to pee so often that it disrupts your day.
- Chronic Pelvic Pain – pain, burning or pressure in the pelvic area.
- Painful Intercourse
- Nocturia – waking up during the night to urinate
- Prolapse- dysfunction of the support of the pelvic floor
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Treatment
At Brentwood Physio, your pelvic floor physiotherapist will create personalized treatment plans just for you. She starts by explaining your condition, uses hands-on techniques, keeping track of your bowel and bladder health, and providing special exercises for pelvic floor issues. Your therapist may also perform pelvic floor muscle training, manual therapy, soft tissue mobilization, biofeedback, corrective exercise and lifestyle modifications. If needed, a gentle electrical stimulation technique with a small internal probe can assist your pelvic muscles. Your care is tailored to your unique needs, ensuring you receive the best treatment for your pelvic health.
Common Pelvic Floor Conditions
- Urinary urgency/frequency
- Pain with bowel movements or urination
- Overactive bladder
- Pelvic Pain
- Painful Intercourse
- Prenatal pelvic pain
- Postpartum pelvic pain
- Tears during delivery
- Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (Diastasis Recti)
- Levator Ani syndrome
- Persistent genital arousal disorder
- Interstitial cystitis
- Painful Bladder Syndrome
- Tailbone pain/Coccydynia
- Pudendal Neuralgia
- Low Back Pain
- Hip pain
- Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain
Our pelvic floor therapist can help with all these conditions. Your treatment will be personalized to meet your individual needs, ensuring you receive the best care for your pelvic health.