Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
Pelvic Health Physical Therapy is an appropriate and meaningful compliment to your pre-natal care. Pregnancy is the best time to prevent and treat incontinence, prolapse and pain; and to learn ways to reduce injury to your pelvic floor during labour and delivery.
During Pregnancy a Pelvic Health Physical Therapist can help you if you have:
- Pain in your pubic bone, groin, back, pelvic, buttocks or legs
- Difficulties doing everyday tasks such as rolling over, walking, or getting in/out of a vehicle
- Leaking Urine when you laugh, cough, sneeze, or walk, etc.
- Bulging or tenting of your abdomen when you lift your head off a pillow (abdominal diastasis)
- Pain with intercourse
- Vaginal varicose veins
- Questions about preparing for labour and delivery
Each and every day women give birth to their little ones only to realize that the effects of pregnancy on their body do not end the moment that they hold their child in their arms for the first time. In fact, postpartum can actually be one of the hardest parts of pregnancy physically.
The Effects Of Pregnancy
Pregnancy affects women in different ways, but among the most common symptoms expressed by postpartum women are hypotonicity and hypertonicity — the weakness or tightness in the pelvic floor muscles. Each pelvic deficiency comes with its own symptoms.
- Hypotonicity (Weak Pelvic Floor Muscles) – stress incontinence, urge incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse.
- Hypertonicity (Tight Pelvic Floor Muscles) – urinary and fecal urgency, urge incontinence, chronic pelvic pain, Dyspareunia, Vaginismus, Vulvodynia, Pudendal Neuralgia, Interstitial Cystitis, and Chronic Prostatitis.
Whether you have had a vaginal delivery or a caesarean section, you will benefit from Pelvic Health physical Therapy to help you recover from the many effects of pregnancy and delivery. Treatment for back or pelvic pain, incontinence, prolapse, or abdominal diastasis is particularly helpful after delivery as you adjust to caring for your new baby.
After delivery a pelvic health physiotherapist can help you if you have:
- Scarring from c-section, tearing or episiotomy
- Leaking urine, gas, or stool when you cough, sneeze, exercise, etc. or not making it to the bathroom in time
- Problems emptying your bladder or bowel completely or frequently
- Pain with intercourse
- Pressure, heaviness, or bulging in your vagina or rectum
- Ongoing pain in your vagina, rectum, pelvis, pubic bone, abdomen, or lower back
- Bulging or tenting of your abdomen during any exercise
Dr. For Moms Can Help!
If you are currently experiencing any of the above symptoms as a postpartum mother we urge you to schedule an appointment for Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy today at Dr. for Moms Perinatal & Pediatric Natural Health Center — because as a new mother you shouldn’t have to worry about uncomfortable symptoms. We look forward to working with you soon. Contact us today for more information.