According to numerous studies, it has been found that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men are incontinent. As of now, only 1 in 12 individuals are seeking help due to unawareness about the available treatment, along with, being uncomfortable speaking about this prevalent health problem.
What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?
Pelvic Floor Physical therapy involves the lower pelvic area; the pelvic floor. At Bristol Physiotherapy in Mississauga, our goal is to improve pelvic floor function using a combination of exercises, patient education, lifestyle modifications, and hands-on treatment to lessen and eventually eradicate your symptoms. An internal and an external assessment is performed and thereby, a group of muscles involved with urinary, bowel, and sexual function are treated.
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Exercises
Pelvic floor exercises include sitting comfortably and squeezing the pelvic floor muscles around 10 to 15 times with an interval of rest between sets of squeezes. It is, recommended to do these exercises every week, but be cautious not to overdo them. After a few months, you’ll notice results.
To find out more about pelvic floor exercises, watch a video about Kegel exercises.
What is Women’s Health Physiotherapy?
Women’s health physiotherapy includes exercises and education regarding wellness and prevention. It addresses health issues including prenatal and postpartum musculoskeletal pain, osteoporosis, incontinence, and vaginal pain. It offers rehabilitation subsequent breast surgery, and lymphedema.
At Bristol Physiotherapy, our Physiotherapist Pelvic Floor Specialists can tailor an exercise plan to help improve pelvic floor dysfunction.