Pelvic Floor Health
At Cheam Wellness Group, we passionately and expertly address physiotherapies and techniques to support Pelvic Health. Pelvic Health is vital to overall health. Our goal is to provide an environment that allows patients to feel cared for, listened to and understood. We value and treat every patient as an individual and are committed to providing our patients 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 further helps to determine the function of the muscles and target 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
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 separation or hemorrhoids, can indicate pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. Pelvic Health Physiotherapy will assess the areas of concern and create a treatment plan to prevent, elevate or eliminate this pain. Our physiotherapist can also recommend exercises to help you prepare for labour and birth.
We recommend every woman 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 prevent many conditions, such as incontinence, prolapse, and diastasis, that otherwise may slowly worsen over time.
Bladder Incontinence is a sensitive and emotional issue that affects 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 bladder incontinence. Through a series of examinations and creating an exercise and treatment plan, Jen will work closely with you to strengthen the muscles that control the flow of the bladder.
Research tells us that 75% of women are doing kegel exercises incorrectly, causing more damage than good! 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)
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 and measure your muscle contraction using biofeedback machines (similar to a heart monitor) and assist in visualizing your ability to contract/relax your pelvic floor muscles. Your treatment may also include educational resources about your condition and helpful manual therapy/exercise techniques.
Prolapse refers to a descending or drooping of organs. Pelvic organ prolapse refers to the prolapse or drooping of any of the pelvic floor organs. Pelvic organ prolapse, a type of pelvic floor disorder, affects over 30% of women. Working with a physiotherapist is an excellent alternative for women experiencing pelvic pain and pelvic floor issues.
Diastasis recti is a condition where the connective tissue becomes too stretched and thin, and subsequently, often postnatally, the tissue fails to regain its tension. This results in a loss of stability within the whole “core” system, and often results in low back or pelvic pain, and an unwanted outward bulging of the belly. Conventional abdominal exercises often make the condition worse, as they can put unwanted force on the connective tissue and stretch it even further.
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 heal and improve your abdominal and pelvic floor muscles.