Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
I joined the physiotherapy profession because I love working with people. I strive to help each client reach their full potential by providing clear and focused treatment plans that are individualized and multimodal. I am fascinated by human physiology, and outside of the clinic I also work with patients in an acute medical setting.
I was born and raised in the Lower Mainland, and have the hobbies to match: hiking, yoga, running half-marathons, and travelling as far and as often as possible!
Now available at Total Therapy Metrotown!
What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?
The pelvic floor musculature performs an important role in the body, contributing to the bladder, bowel, and sexual function, as well as to core strength and stability. As with all muscles in the body, the pelvic floor can experience weakness, tightness, or other dysfunction. This can often be treated by a physiotherapist with specialized training in Pelvic Floor rehabilitation.
Who should see a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist?
It is estimated that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 9 men experience some kind of pelvic floor dysfunction. While these issues are very common, they are often ignored. A pelvic floor physiotherapist can help with:
– Pelvic health in pregnancy and post-partum recovery
– Urinary Urgency or Incontinence
– Overactive Bladder
– Pelvic Organ Prolapse
– Chronic Pelvic Pain, including Vulvodynia, Vestibulodynia, Vaginismus, and Bladder Pain Syndrome
– Bowel Urgency or Incontinence
– Painful Intercourse (Dyspareunia)
– Post-prostatectomy recovery
What to Expect:
During your pelvic health visit, your physiotherapist will take a detailed history, perform an external examination, and will likely ask for permission to perform an internal examination of the pelvic floor musculature. This is typically done vaginally in women, but may also be performed rectally if needed.
Questions? Contact our pelvic floor physiotherapist, Jacquie at jacquie.peabody (@) totaltherapy.ca