PHYSIOTHERAPY

Pelvic Floor Health

At Cheam Wellness Group, we passionately and expertly support Pelvic Health through Physiotherapy.

Pelvic Health is a part of overall health and therefore Physiotherapy plays an integral role. Our goal is to provide an environment that allows clients to feel cared for, listened to and understood. We value and treat every client as an individual and are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality health care.

The treatments that we offer will compliment you by helping to provide a well-rounded approach to overall health. Physiotherapy assessments involve looking at the whole system from head to toe, including the spine, global movement and breath. An internal exam (when deemed necessary) further helps to determine the function of the pelvic floor and guides the treatment approach that will help the system work most optimally for each individual.

Jen, our Physiotherapist, uses this broad skill set, including external and internal (vaginal and rectal) assessment, to support people in managing concerns related to their pelvic health. In a safe, caring, and professional environment, Jen will work together with you, respectfully and with open communication on your journey to optimal health. 

PREPARE FOR BIRTH & AFTER BIRTH CARE

Jennifer LaRoy

We care about you and your baby and are pleased to offer you a caring, safe environment to address your unique pelvic health as you prepare your body for birth or after the birth of your baby. During pregnancy, pain and discomfort in your lower back and pelvic region, such as Sacroiliac joint (SI) pain, Pubic Symphysis pain, hip pain or pelvic floor pain can be common but is treatable. Pelvic Health Physiotherapy will assess the areas of concern and create a treatment plan to improve symptoms as well as provide education as to what is happening and what one can do at home to assist in self care. Our physiotherapist can also recommend exercises to help you prepare for labour, delivery and post partum care. 

 

We recommend every birthing person have a pelvic floor assessment 6-8 weeks post-partum, especially those with tears or episiotomy that are 2nd degree or higher. Early evaluation and treatment can assist in people returning to meaningful activity in a safe and timely way.

INCONTINENCE

Jennifer LaRoy

Urinary Incontinence is a sensitive and emotional issue that affects as many as 30% of women in Canada. Pelvic floor conditions are prevalent. There are many marketing solution products for incontinence, but we believe in getting to the root cause and working towards eliminating or improving urinary incontinence. A pelvic floor assessment (potentially including the core and global movement strategies) can help uncover why a person may be experiencing incontinence and help put together a treatment plan to improve the issue.  

 

Our goal is to give you the knowledge and tools you need to understand and change these conditions so that you can live a fully active, happy and fulfilled life! 

PAIN (Dyspareunia and Prolapse)

Jennifer LaRoy

Dyspareunia means painful intercourse. If you are experiencing pain during sexual activity, you are not alone! 30% of women suffer from pain with sexual activity. Our physiotherapist Jen offers private treatments in a safe and comfortable environment to assess what your presenting concern is. This may include a vaginal assessment after a conversation about what you are experiencing. Vaginal assessments are only completed with informed consent and do not necessarily have to be done right away depending on your comfort level. Although a gold standard for helping to understand what is going on, each client’s individual needs are taken into account. Your treatment may also include educational resources about your condition and helpful manual therapy/exercise techniques. 

Pelvic organ prolapse refers to a descent of pelvic organs (bladder, rectum or uterus). Pelvic organ prolapse, a type of pelvic floor disorder, affects over 30% of women. Working with a physiotherapist is an excellent option for women experiencing pelvic pain and pelvic floor issues.  

DIASTASIS RECTI

Jennifer LaRoy

Diastasis recti is a condition where the connective tissue becomes stretched and thin during pregnancy. This is a normal pregnancy related change as the uterus and fetus are growing. Postnatally, the tissue sometimes does not regain its full tension on its own. For those people, an assessment of the abdominal wall can be helpful in order to educate on how to start improving the strength of the core muscles again and improve function. 

Your “core” is not only your superficial abdominals, but also the muscles that support your spine and pelvis, and they are a container for all of your abdominal contents. They include the diaphragm at the top, the pelvic floor at the bottom, and deep core muscles wrapping around providing the walls of your container. Our physiotherapist works closely with you to teach you proper exercises to  improve your abdominal and pelvic floor muscles.