Heath Mantra is one of the best rehabilitation clinic in Mississauga. At Health Mantra, we provide the best available physiotherapy treatment for pelvic floor which includes detail assessment and treatment for pelvic floor related pain and weakness and tightness.
What is Pelvic Floor?
Two hip bones (Innominate bones) and tail bones (Coccyx and Sacrum) makes the pelvic area. Two hip bones attaches with each other at front and with Sacrum in back which makes a hollow in middle where soft tissue and organs are attached.
With these bones and muscles of pelvic floor make funnel shape structure. Pelvic floor muscles work like crib or bad to support other organs like bladder, uterus, rectus etc. That is why it is very important to have fully functional pelvic muscles for fully functional pelvic organs.
Pelvic diaphragm consist of two group of muscles.
– Levator Ani
Any dysfunction of these muscles can lead to but not limited incontinence, pelvic pain and organ prolapse.
Cause of Pelvic Dysfunction:
1. Post pregnancy
2. C-section surgery
3. Trauma to pelvic area
6. Sustained slouched/bad postures
7. Dietary habit
Symptoms of Pelvic Dysfunction:
1. Urinary Incontinence
2. Urge Incontinence
3. Faecal Leakage
4. Faecal Urgency
5. Pelvic organ prolapse
6. Painful Urination
7. Lowerback pain without any reason
8. Pain in pelvic area and genitals
What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?
Pelvic floor physiotherapy treatment includes detail assessment and treatment techniques to improve pelvic muscle dysfunction.
Assessment includes detail history taking by our qualified therapist. Therapist will ask all unique questions which can include all your personal history and reports related to pelvic dysfunction. Assessment includes objective examination which consist of external and internal examination. At Health Mantra, we take patient comfort and privacy very seriously. Our therapist will make you very comfortable for that objective examination. It will be performed only if necessary.
Treatment includes muscle strengthening, manual treatment, bladder and bowel retraining exercises, muscle stimulation, behaviour therapy etc.
Muscle strengthening includes Kegel’s exercises, Progressive strengthening and stretching exercises.
Manual therapy includes muscle stimulation with gentle strocking on to those muscles to improve muscle control.
Muscle stimulation can be performed to increase muscle contraction and strength.
Biofeedback and behaviour change is also a part of the treatment and our well qualified therapist will guide you through the process.
What conditions can be treated with pelvic floor physiotherapy?
1. Stress Incontinence: Leakage of urine or fecal with stress like coughing, sneezing, laughing etc.
2. Organ prolapse: Due to weakness in pelvic floor organ displaces in pelvic area
4. Vulvodynia: pain in vagina
5. Dyspareunia: Pain with insertion
7. Diastasis Racti: Abdominal Muscle seperation
8. Coccydynia: Pain in the tailbone
9. Dysmenorrhea: Periods pain
10. Vaginismus: cannot penetrate in vagina
11. Prostatitis: Pain in prostate