Pelvic floor therapy treats the muscles and connective tissue of the pelvic diaphragm. A healthy pelvic floor supports the lower back, core, and hips. It also helps maintain adequate blood flow within the region. These are important factors in men’s and women’s health.
Pelvic floor dysfunction is commonly experienced pre- and post-partum, during menopause, and after surgery to the pelvis or core though it is not limited to those occurrences. The condition can impact an individual’s daily life regardless of their stage in life. Although pain is sometimes observed in clients experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction, some conditions can present without discomfort or pain.
Our Carleton Place pelvic floor therapists support males and females looking to treat a variety of pelvic floor dysfunctions, including:
- urinary urgency
- increased urinary frequency
- rectal tenesmus (feeling of being unable to empty the bowel)
- vesical tenesmus (feeling of being unable to empty the bladder)
- discomfort or pain during sexual intercourse
- erectile dysfunction
- stress incontinence (urinary or fecal)
- sacroiliac joint pain
- pelvic organ prolapse
- …and more
There are internal and external diagnostic assessment and treatment approaches to pelvic floor therapy. The important element to note is that clients collaborate with their practitioner and are in full control of the process throughout each appointment. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the approaches used to treat specific conditions for men’s and women’s health. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Do you have extended health benefits?
Many insurance providers offer financial coverage for this and other services offered at our Collaborative Care Centre. Please check with your provider for details. Certain medical expenses are also eligible to claim on your personal income tax. Refer to Canada Revenue Agency for details.
Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) Claims
Please note that while we do work with clients who have been injured at work, we do not complete or submit the paperwork that accompanies WSIB claims nor do we direct bill insurance companies. We do offer medical reporting for a fee. Please contact us for more information.