"Sometimes I laugh so hard the tears run down my leg"
Ever wonder why?
Pelvic floor dysfunction is the inability to control the muscles in the pelvic area that maintain bowel and bladder movements, which sometimes also cause pelvic pain. Symptoms include constipation, urine or stool leakage and a frequent need to urinate. Many bladder and bowel disorders are caused by the dysfunction of the pelvic floor muscles and not the organs themselves. As well, pelvic pain is usually related to the pelvic floor muscles and not the bladder or bowels.
The pelvic floor is a group of muscles and soft tissue structures that provide support for the pelvic organs, including the bladder, urethra, and rectum, as well as the prostate in men or the vagina and uterus in women. The pelvic floor muscles are closely associated with the sphincter (valve) muscles that give us conscious control over the bladder and bowel.
Pelvic floor physiotherapy is an essential part to treat pelvic floor dysfunction, which can alleviate the symptoms significantly.
MapleCare is pleased to offer pelvic physiotherapy services on site. Specially trained in the treatment for the pelvic floor and lumbopelvic related disorders, our physiotherapists are qualified to perform internal examinations on men and women, in addition to other physiotherapy techniques.
Some conditions that can be treated with pelvic physiotherapy include:
- Urinary incontinence
- Frequency and urgency
- Bowel dysfunction
- Pelvic pain
- Sexual dysfunction
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Post-radical prostatectomy incontinence and erectile dysfunction, and
- Various other symptoms related to the above list
What to expect at your first visit
We will conduct a detailed assessment of your condition and symptoms, which include an internal examination to provide information of the pelvic floor muscles, nerves and other structures in the area.
Following the assessment results, you will be provided with a personalized treatment plan and home exercise program.