Let our experienced physiotherapists and osteopaths help you. This can be a very private area that often is not properly addressed.
At Physioactive, although our therapists are trained to treat you internally, but it is our knowledge of the whole body and its intricate interconnections that make our therapists so successful. Our therapists will look at the big picture when addressing your pelvic health needs.
We can help.
“ I laughed so hard, I peed in my pants”. Funny, but not so funny is it?
This unfortunate accident could be a dysfunction of pelvic floor muscles. Incontinence is a personal and sensitive problem. It can have a major impact on your quality of life and cause you to avoid social situations, leading to a less active lifestyle. Many women feel that this is a normal fact of life after pregnancy. More than 50% of women do not seek out the help they need.
Often, incontinence results from weakening of the pelvic muscles. Patients lose voluntary control over their bowels and bladder. This may happen from surgery, due to aging, or from a number of other causes.
The PhysioActive Approach
Fortunately, help is available at PhysioActive. We offer effective physiotherapy to address your incontinence issues.
Our physiotherapists will look at the many possible causes of your incontinence. Most women can eliminate their incontinence with manual therapy to correct the position of the pelvis, strengthen their muscles and improve their posture and breath. In some case,s internal manual therapy can be beneficial. Our therapists focus on strengthening your pelvic muscles and teaching you how to properly activate these muscles, restoring your control over your bowels and bladder. Additionally, these programmes can reduce pelvic and lower back pain. We offer help for women in a discreet, private, and caring environment.
You and your baby share a body for about nine months. During this time, your body adapts as your baby grows and moves through different stages of development. These changes bring about a number of challenges for expectant mothers.
The PhysioActive Approach
Promote good health for you and your baby by taking advantage of the prenatal care offered at PhysioActive. Birthing preparation can assist in your delivery and minimize your recovery.
Prenatal exercises can relieve discomfort associated with pregnancy by maintaining your fitness during pregnancy. Our exercises are instructed by our Women’s Health Physiotherapists. Currently, this is only offered in a private or semi-private session. Sign up today and experience great health during your pregnancy.
Pregnancy and childbirth can put a lot amount of stress on your body. This can result in brief as well as chronic pain, swelling, fatigue, and deconditioning. Once you’ve delivered, it can be a challenge to get back into shape on your own.
The PhysioActive Approach
After the trauma of giving birth, a mother can find it difficult to be the best mother she can be if she is recovering from pain associated with birth and the changes that have occurred to her body. Taking care of yourself with our post-natal care from PhysioActive. We provide specialized exercise programs for new mothers to help you get back into pre-pregnancy shape and recover from the strain of childbirth and pregnancy.
You may feel like you’re in a new body after your pregnancy. Our exercise specialists can help you get back into shape specifically designed for new mothers. You’ll learn techniques for strengthening your body, relieving lingering back pain, and repairing your abdominal and pelvic floor muscles. What’s more, we can help you get into the best shape of your life. Contact PhysioActive today and experience for yourself the better health and stress relief that post-natal exercise can provide.
Diastasis Recti (DRAM)
As a woman’s abdomen grows during pregnancy and if the oblique muscles of the abdomen are insufficient to control this growth she can experience Diastasis recti of the abdominal muscles (DRAM). This is a separation of the abdominal muscles along the line of connective tissue that runs down the centre of the abdomen. DRAM can be painful and can prevent you from engaging in regular exercise. The weakness in abdominal muscles usually results in back pain. The condition is very common – in fact, up to 60% of women suffer from some degree of DRAM.
In severe cases, DRAM can dramatically reduce your quality of life and cause you pain with normal daily activities. Exercise may be excruciating, and even simply transitioning from sitting to standing can be painful.
The PhysioActive Solution
Diastasis recti can usually heal without surgery. However, improper exercise (typical gym abdominal exercises) and even normal sitting and standing can aggravate the condition and delay healing. We provide a comprehensive program to address the key oblique chain stabilization system to promote healing of your abdominal muscles and prevent complications and delays. Furthermore, our expert physiotherapists will teach you proper body mechanics to avoid pain and worsening of your DRAM along with safe methods of exercise while you heal.
If you suspect you may have DRAM, call us now for an assessment and a speedy recovery.