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Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Grande Prairie

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Grande Prairie

Do you find yourself constantly searching for the nearest bathroom? Are you experiencing discomfort during intimacy or even normal day-to-day activities? Don’t let your pelvic health hold you back. At GP Pain & Physiotherapy Clinic, we understand the intimate and sometimes sensitive nature of pelvic issues. Our dedicated and empathetic physiotherapists are specially trained in pelvic floor physiotherapy Grande Prairie, offering women health physio and male pelvic floor physiotherapy services.

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Grande Prairie

Understanding Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: Let's Break it Down

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles spanning the bottom of the pelvis, playing a vital role in functions like urination, bowel movement, sexual performance, and childbirth. When these muscles become tight or weak, it can lead to symptoms, such as incontinence, discomfort, and more. Both men and women, regardless of gender, can experience pelvic floor dysfunction, though the symptoms might differ.

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy: Beyond Kegels 

While Kegel exercises are often synonymous with pelvic floor strengthening, they are just one piece of the puzzle. A tailored pelvic floor physiotherapy program goes beyond Kegels, encompassing manual therapy, biofeedback, therapeutic exercises, relaxation techniques, and education. It’s about strengthening the pelvic muscles and teaching them when to relax and contract appropriately, achieving an optimal balance.

Pelvic Physiotherapy: A Holistic Approach to Your Pelvic Health 

Our approach to pelvic physiotherapy at GP Pain & Physiotherapy Clinic in Grande Prairie involves a comprehensive evaluation of your condition followed by a personalized treatment plan. We use various techniques, including manual therapy, exercises, and education.

Understanding the role of the pelvic floor and learning how to engage these muscles correctly is a crucial component of pelvic floor physiotherapy. Our physiotherapists provide education on how to identify, engage, and relax the pelvic floor muscles, incorporate these techniques into daily life, and manage and prevent future symptoms.

Whether you’re dealing with pregnancy-related issues, post-prostatectomy incontinence, sexual dysfunction or other pelvic health conditions, we’ve got your back!

Pelvic Floor Conditions and their Treatment Approaches 

Here are some of the common conditions treated with pelvic floor physiotherapy, the techniques used, and the potential outcomes of the treatment:

01 

Urinary Incontinence

This is the inability to control urination. Treatment includes pelvic floor strengthening exercises, biofeedback, bladder training, and lifestyle modifications. With consistent treatment, many individuals see a significant reduction in episodes of incontinence, leading to improved confidence and quality of life.

02 

Fecal Incontinence

This involves a lack of control over bowel movements. Similar to urinary incontinence, pelvic floor exercises, biofeedback, and lifestyle changes can significantly help manage this condition, restoring dignity and freedom to individuals suffering from it.

03 

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

The weakening of the pelvic floor muscles may cause the organs to ‘drop’ and cause discomfort. Treatment often involves pelvic floor strengthening exercises, manual therapy, and, in some cases, the use of pessaries. The treatment helps support the pelvic organs, reduces symptoms, and prevents further progression of the prolapse.

04 

Sexual Dysfunction

This can result from pelvic pain, lack of muscle control, or muscle tightness. Treatment might include manual therapy to reduce muscle tension, pelvic floor muscle exercises to improve control, shockwave therapy and education on pain management techniques. These interventions can lead to improved sexual function and satisfaction.

05 

Pelvic Pain

Chronic pelvic pain can arise from tense pelvic floor muscles, endometriosis, or other conditions. Manual therapy, stretching exercises, relaxation techniques, and pain education can help manage this condition, leading to improved comfort and function.

06 

Diastasis Recti

Often seen in postpartum women, the separation of the abdominal muscles is Diastasis Recti. Treatment typically includes deep core strengthening exercises and education on proper body mechanics. This can help improve core strength and function and enhance overall body aesthetics.

07 

Constipation

Chronic constipation can often be alleviated with pelvic floor retraining exercises, biofeedback, and dietary changes. These treatments can lead to improved bowel function and less reliance on laxatives.

08 

Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

Following surgeries in the pelvic region, such as prostatectomy, hysterectomy, or colorectal surgery, patients may experience discomfort or difficulty in controlling their bladder or bowel. Pelvic physiotherapy can support recovery, using strategies like scar tissue mobilization, pelvic floor exercises, and biofeedback to improve function and quality of life.

09 

Pregnancy and Postpartum Care

Pregnancy and childbirth can place significant stress on the pelvic floor. Women may experience various symptoms, such as incontinence, prolapse, or pain during sexual intercourse. Physiotherapy treatments like pelvic floor exercises, posture correction, and manual therapy can help manage these symptoms, ensuring a smoother pregnancy and recovery postpartum.
Each of these conditions is unique and thus requires a personalized treatment approach. At GP Pain & Physiotherapy Clinic, we develop individualized treatment plans designed to address the needs and goals of each patient. With the right guidance and consistent treatment, pelvic floor physiotherapy can offer a powerful path toward improved function, comfort, and quality of life.
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Grande Prairie

Breaking Down Barriers: No Stigma in Seeking Help for Pelvic Health

Unfortunately, due to societal norms and lack of awareness, conditions related to the pelvic floor have often been shrouded in silence and stigma. This can prevent individuals from seeking the necessary help, leading to unnecessary suffering and a decrease in quality of life. However, it’s essential to understand that issues with the pelvic floor, just like any other health concerns, deserve attention and care.

Pelvic floor disorders are not a sign of personal failing, nor are they something to be embarrassed about. They are common medical issues that affect countless people across the gender spectrum, including men, women, and those in the transgender community. It’s crucial to dispel the myth that these conditions are ‘normal’ or ‘expected’ parts of aging, childbirth, or life events – they are not.

Trust GP Pain & Physiotherapy Clinic With Your Pelvic Health

At GP Pain & Physiotherapy Clinic, we foster a non-judgmental, compassionate environment where your concerns are heard and your comfort is prioritized. Our professional and empathetic team is trained to handle sensitive topics with utmost care, ensuring your experience is comfortable, secure, and confidential.

Reach out to GP Pain & Physiotherapy Clinic today to embark on your journey towards improved pelvic health.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The treatment should not cause pain. You may feel some discomfort, but our therapists always ensure your comfort during the treatment.
Yes, men can also benefit from pelvic floor physiotherapy. Conditions like post-prostatectomy incontinence and chronic pelvic pain can be effectively managed with pelvic physiotherapy.
It’s perfectly normal to feel a bit uncomfortable discussing such intimate issues but rest assured, our therapists are professional, understanding, and discreet.