PELVIC FLOOR REEDUCATION

 
  • Pregnant women and after childbirth
  • Men and women with cancer in the pelvis area
  • If you have bladder issues (urinary incontinence, urgencies)
  • If you have bowel issues (fecal incontinence, urgencies, constipation)
  • If you suffer from pelvic pain
  • If you have a pelvic organ prolapse
  • If you have difficulty with your sexual life

What is it?

Involuntary loss of urine. Even just a few drops, it is not normal to loose control of your bladder, even after giving birth.

  • Stress urinary incontinence: involuntary loss of urine during activities such as sneezing, coughing, jumping, running, lifting an object.
  • Urge incontinence: involuntary loss of urine that occurs when a person has a strong urge to urinate but is not able to reach the bathroom in time.
  • Mixed urinary incontinence: a combination of stress and urge urinary incontinence.
  • Overflow incontinence: involuntary loss of urine when the bladder is full and the person does not have any urge to go.
  • Functional incontinence: loss of urine related to a physical dysfunction (example: hip fracture).

A few facts:

  • 1 in 4 women suffer from urinary incontinence
  • 1 in 3 women experience painful intercourse
  • 2 out of 3 women and 1 in 3 men with chronic low back pain have unresolved pelvic floor dysfunction.

It is only a myth!

To say that urinary incontinence is a normal part of aging is false. There is always room for improvement, no matter what the age!

To say that urinary incontinence is a disease, that is not true. It is often a pelvic floor muscle dysfunction.

Scientifically proven:

The researches show that pelvic floor physiotherapy is 80-90% effective for stress urinary incontinence. Best evidence guidelines state that Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy should be the FIRST line of defense against all forms of stress, urge and mixed incontinence before surgical consultation.

Different causes or urinary incontinence:

  • Pelvic floor muscle weakness
  • Problems related with the pressure and the bladder
  • Pregnancy and after childbirth
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Poor bladder/bowel habits
  • Hormonal changes
  • Post pelvic or abdominal surgery
  • Medication
  • Chronic respiratory conditions
  • Neurologic dysfunctions
  • Injuries related to an accident

Cancer related pelvic care:

Prostate cancer:

After a surgery for prostate cancer, men have 35% chance of having urinary incontinence. Pelvic floor physiotherapy can be the solution for your symptoms. One visit before surgery is sometimes sufficient to prevent urinary incontinence.

Women pelvic cancers:

Pelvic floor rehabilitation can help with the problems that can be caused by certain gynecological cancers and their treatment (example: pain, incontinence).

What does the treatment involve?

Our treatments are personnalized according to your needs in order to optimize rehabilitation. Treatments are provided by registered physiotherapists with pelvic floor post-graduate expertise and many years of experience in this field.

We offer pessaries: It is an instrument that is being used more and more often to help support the bladder and prevent stress urinary incontinence. Don’t give up the sports that you love just because you have urinary incontinence. If running or jumping exercises is your thing, ask your pelvic floor physiotherapist to see if a pessary can be the answer for you.

You know what are the Kegels ?

Kegels are specific pelvic floor strengthening exercises. Unfortunately, many people don’t know how to do them correctly, and that is where a pelvic physiotherapist’s role comes in to show you how to correctly do the Kegel exercises. It is important to see a pelvic floor physiotherapist, because in certain circumstances, doing Kegel exercises does more harm than good.

FAQ

What should I expect of pelvic floor physiotherapy?

How long is the assessment?

Approximately 1 hour

How should I prepare myself?

There are detailled questionnaires to fill out, so we recommend arriving at least 15 minutes prior to your inital assessment to give you enough time to fill them out.

Do you provide receipts for insurance purposes?

Yes, a physiotherapy receipt is provided for insurance or income tax purposes.

Is the doctor’s referral necessary?

No, we can treat without it, but some insurance companies request the doctor’s referral for reimbursement purposes.

Is pelvic floor physiotherapy only for women ?

No, we also treat men and children. Only external techniques and education is provided for kids.

And if I have my period the day of my physio appointment?

There is no problem, the physiotherapists are used to this common situation and can treat you during this particular time.