What is the “Pelvic Floor” and “Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy”?
The pelvic floor is composed of the group of muscles inside the pelvis. And pelvic floor physiotherapy, sometimes called pelvic health physiotherapy, is a particular kind of physiotherapy that focuses on the pelvic floor. Therapists that have this extra post-graduate training can look at the function of the muscles and how they relate to the bladder, the bowel, sexual health, organ support, the prostate, and the uterus.
Do you have concerns with your bladder? Do you have to urinate frequently or urgently? Did you know that a physiotherapist with pelvic floor training is the perfect clinician to speak to about this? You can come directly to see a physiotherapist and get started. Evidence is strongly supportive of pelvic muscle training for urinary incontinence. Do you have bowel concerns? Constipated? Pain with sexual activity? Also great reasons to see a pelvic health physiotherapist!
Pelvic floor physiotherapy isn’t just for pregnant or postpartum people. It can be for any age or any sex.
At Brix, we have our very own pelvic floor physiotherapist to help you! Meggan Oliver has been working as a pelvic floor physio for over 10 years, and has helped many people through some of these challenges. She has heard it, seen it, and supported it before.
Here is a list of conditions she supports:
Prostate concerns, or post prostatectomy
Post hysterectomy care
Preparation for birth
Recovery from abdominal surgeries, including C-section
C-section scar rehabilitation
Returning to running and lifting post partum or post abdominal surgery
Frequent urination, overactive bladder
Leaking of urine
Leaking of stool
Pain with intercourse
Pain with urination
Pressure in the pelvic region
Pelvic organ prolapse
Difficulty with orgasm, erection, or arousal
Gender affirming surgery
Endometriosis or heavy, painful periods
Bedwetting in children over 5 years old
Abdominal muscle separation
Urinary urgency (having to go in a big rush)