Women have unique health needs at different ages and stages of their lives. The motherhood stage of a woman’s life can benefit from both pre-natal and post-natal care. Health issues like incontinence can occur. As such, women need effective healthcare solutions geared towards their unique challenges.
The PhysioActive Approach
At PhysioActive, we have expert Women’s Health Physiotherapists who are dedicated to providing our female patients with outstanding professional care at every stage of their lives. Their expertise covers a broad spectrum of Women’s Health conditions ranging from incontinence to pre-natal and post-natal care.
Let us help you with individualized care tailored to your unique needs as a woman.
We can treat sensitive areas and issues related to:
- Pelvic Pain Conditions (as a result of pelvic dysfunction)
- Dyspareunia (pain with intercourse)
- Urinary Incontinence
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Prenatal and Postpartum Pelvic Health
- Lower Back Pain
- Groin / Pubic Pain
- Sacroiliac Pain
- Piriformis Syndrome
RECTAL & BOWEL CONDITIONS:
- Incontinence (fecal)
Our Program Highlights:
- Extensive 1 hour Initial Assessment
- Detailed history intake of patient’s pelvic issues
- An examination may include both an internal and external examination
- Individualized treatment sessions, 30 – 45 minutes in duration
- Recommended 4 – 8 treatments typically 1x/week* (varies from patient to patient)
- Outcomes rely on treatment compliance and active patient participation
WHAT DOES THE TYPICAL TREATMENT ENTAIL?
After a detailed questionnaire and physical examination of your pelvic area (External and Internal if needed), your therapist will discuss the findings with you and plan a treatment program to best suit your needs. Treatment usually includes a variety of treatments that could include manual therapy, education including changes in voiding pattern, tips to tackle the urgency to empty your bladder. A home exercise program will be set up for you to work on. Your therapist may also suggest the use of different techniques to help you with your exercise program. These techniques may include:
- Manual (hands on) techniques performed by therapist on the surface of the muscles in the pelvis, to help you locate and work your weak pelvic muscles correctly.
- Electrical Stimulation: Through a metallic probe that is placed about a finger length in your vagina a mild electric current is applied to help you localize and strengthen the pelvic muscles.
- Biofeedback: The same probe can also be used to read the activity of your pelvic floor muscles for display on the screen as you do your exercises. This will allow you to see how well you are performing your exercises. No electric current is felt during biofeedback.