What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?

Pelvic health is a form of physiotherapy that addresses the pelvic floor muscles and associated organs. 

Pelvic muscles can be too weak or too tight, which can lead to conditions such as incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and painful intercourse in both males and females.

River Stone Wellness offers Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy as part of our physiotherapy services. It is a specialized branch of physiotherapy that involves the assessment and treatment of the pelvic floor muscles to address pelvic floor dysfunction.

Our Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy treatments consist of exercises such as Kegels and techniques such as manual therapy, biofeedback, and electrical stimulation.

Pelvic floor therapy is directed at areas such as the pelvic floor, hips, lumbar, and abdominals, and each treatment is tailored to your unique needs.

Benefits of Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy uses a variety of methods to increase pelvic floor muscle control, improve awareness of contraction and relaxation patterns, and decrease pain and symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction.

This type of therapy can help after pregnancy, during the aging process, or if you are dealing with stress-related pelvic conditions.

It addresses all types of pelvic floor disorders, whether your muscles are too tight or too weak. When your pelvic muscles are weak, they are difficult to contract and can lead to issues like incontinence. Tight pelvic muscles can lead to restrictions that can pelvic pain, muscle spasms, and struggles like pain during intercourse.

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is a minimally invasive therapy that has many benefits for your pelvic health, and the sooner you start therapy, the quicker we can help you alleviate pain and regain control over your life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to have an internal exam during my pelvic floor therapy?

A complete pelvic exam includes an internal exam and provides your physiotherapist with the most comprehensive overview of your pelvic floor’s function and can help guide treatment. However, it is always your choice whether or not you want an internal exam, and pelvic therapy can continue without one.

I am a woman. Can I still come to my pelvic therapy appointment if I’m on my period?

Yes, you can still attend your Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy sessions even while menstruating. In fact, it can be beneficial to do so because your physiotherapy can assess the effects of menstruation on your symptoms. However, you can always rebook your appointment if you are not comfortable receiving treatment while on your period.

How many pelvic therapy sessions will I need?

The number of Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy sessions depends entirely upon your unique needs and condition, but you can expect 6-12 sessions to notice results. However, if you have a complex pain condition, you may require more sessions.


Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy at River Stone

If issues with your pelvic floor muscles are impeding your day-to-day life, it’s time to consider Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy.

River Stone Wellness offers a variety of services so that we can design and implement a treatment plan that is as unique as you are.

Physiotherapy is a part of our integrated approach to wellness, and we can combine our treatment modalities to provide you with an individualized experience.

If you are experiencing weakened or tightened pelvic floor muscles, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy may just be the right treatment for you.

To book your appointment or learn more about Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy, don’t hesitate to get in touch.