Patients can be self-referred or referred by their physician.
Anyone, female or male – should ask about pelvic floor therapy if they have the following symptoms:
- Urinary frequency, urgency, hesitancy, stopping and starting of the urine stream, painful urination, or incomplete emptying
- Constipation, straining, pain with bowel movements
- Unexplained pain in low back, lower abdomen, pelvic region, hips, genital area, or rectum
- Pain during or after intercourse, orgasm, or sexual stimulation
- Pain during vaginal exams or when using a tampon (women)
- Uncoordinated muscle contractions causing the pelvic floor muscles to spasm
- Urinary and Fecal Urgency, Urge Incontinence, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Dyspareunia, Vaginismus, Vulvodynia, Pudendal Neuralgia, Interstitial Cystitis and Chronic Prostatitis, Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Pain during urination or when the bladder is full
- Urine leakage when coughing, sneezing or laughing
- Chronic pain linked to endometriosis, irritable bowel syndrome or fibromyalgia
Pelvic floor therapy also has a number of applications for pregnant women and women who have recently given birth. It can help with everything from pregnancy discomfort to C-section healing and post-birth issues.
Please contact PhysioNorth if you are interested in pelvic floor physiotherapy or if you have any questions.