Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy in Mississauga

The pelvic floor is comprised of a group of muscles at the floor of the pelvis that supports the organs in the pelvic cavity including the bladder, prostate (men), uterus and vagina (women), and rectum. We rely on our pelvic floor muscles to support a number of functions that contribute to our overall well-being. Pelvic floor dysfunction can cause disruption to different bodily functions occurring in the pelvis area and make it difficult to complete everyday tasks.

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Some of the responsibilities of pelvic floor muscles include:

  • supporting pelvic cavity organs
  • controlling the opening and closing of the ureter, vagina, and rectum
  • supplying blood flow during sexual activity
  • supporting the hips and lower back

Your pelvic floor muscles allow you to move with ease and enjoy the smooth functioning of your pelvic organs. When pelvic floor dysfunction occurs, the pelvic floor muscles have either weakened due to trauma or a condition or have become too tight, causing pain and discomfort. When pelvic floor muscles are unable to relax, it can lead to painful bowel movements or urine and stool leaks.

Some causes of pelvic floor dysfunction include:

  • pregnancy and childbirth
  • hormonal changes like menopause
  • heavy lifting
  • pelvic surgery
  • habitual straining during urination or when having a bowel movement

Our goal at Mississauga Health and Wellness Center is to address the underlying issue causing discomfort and pain through pelvic floor physiotherapy. We are pleased to offer a safe and effective treatment to help you feel better and restore and strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.

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What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?

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Pelvic physiotherapy is a treatment used to address discomfort or pain resulting from weak or tense pelvic floor muscles.

This type of therapy is designed to provide relief and restore the function of the pelvic floor muscles.

We recommend pelvic floor therapy for a number of pelvic floor disorders that affect the mobility and ease of our patients.

Unfortunately, far too many people are unaware that there is an effective way to treat their pelvic floor disorder and go without treatment for far too long.

Our process at Mississauga Health and Wellness Center is to first conduct a pelvic floor physiotherapy assessment. This is done by one of our qualified physiotherapists who will evaluate the condition of your pelvic floor through a two-part session. The first part of the assessment involves gathering general information about what symptoms you are experiencing and your medical history.

Once we have done this, our next step is to conduct a physical exam to determine the level of mobility you have in your pelvic region. We perform this assessment in a private room, and before we begin the physical exam, we ask for your consent. A vaginal or rectal examination may be necessary if your symptoms include urine and stool leaks.

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Symptoms of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

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Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction symptoms can range from embarrassing to painful. As mentioned earlier, pelvic floor dysfunction occurs when the pelvic floor muscles are either too weak or too tight. Some of the symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction include:

  • bowel, urine and or stool leakage
  • incontinence
  • pelvic girdle pain
  • diastasis recti
  • hip pain
  • endometriosis
  • pre-and postpartum care
  • constipation
  • genital pain
  • pain during sexual activity
  • pelvic organ prolapse
  • chronic lower back or sacroiliac joint pain

Many men and women are so embarrassed by their pelvic floor dysfunction symptoms that they will not seek help. In fact, many of our patients are surprised to learn just how prevalent their symptoms are and are relieved to know that something can be done to alleviate them.

We understand the sensitivity needed when addressing pelvic floor issues and go the extra mile to ensure that you feel comfortable and cared for.

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Emsella Chair Treatment for Pelvic Floor Disorders

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Emsella Chair Treatment is a revolutionary non-invasive procedure that has been designed to help patients suffering from pelvic floor disorders. It is a chair-based therapy that uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic waves to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. Emsella treatment is painless and does not require any anesthesia or downtime, making it an ideal option for busy individuals who are looking for a quick and effective solution. Pelvic floor disorders are a common problem that affects both men’s and women’s life quality. Urinary and fecal incontinence also pelvic pain can all be caused by pelvic floor disorders. While there are various treatment options available, the Emsella Chair Treatment has gained popularity due to its effectiveness and convenience.

The Emsella Chair Treatment works by using electromagnetic waves to stimulate the muscles of the pelvic floor, causing them to contract and strengthen. Patients simply sit on the chair and let the technology do the work. A typical Emsella Chair session lasts for about 30 minutes, and most patients require several sessions to achieve optimal results. If you’re located in the Newmarket area and are looking for a safe and effective way to treat your pelvic floor disorder, the Emsella Chair Treatment is available at our Newmarket Location.

Postnatal Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy in Mississauga

Having a child is one of the most incredible experiences in life. But the process of pregnancy and childbirth is traumatic for the body, particularly, the pelvic floor muscles. Anytime a muscle in the body goes through trauma, it’s important to take action to promote healing and restoration. The same is true for pelvic floor muscles. A series of exercises can be done to restore the pelvic floor muscles following pregnancy and childbirth.

Most women who have vaginal births require pelvic floor physiotherapy to address one or more symptoms like bladder leakage when sneezing or coughing, or pain during sex. One of the popular exercises that strengthen the pelvic floor muscles is the Kegel exercise. However, if you try this and symptoms persist, physiotherapy may be the best remedy.

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Women who have cesarean deliveries may also find themselves experiencing issues with their pelvic floor muscles. This is due to the weight of the baby, amniotic fluid, placenta, and uterus placing extreme pressure on the pelvic floor muscles and thus weakening them. Remember, it is important to care for your body and nurse it back to health following pregnancy and delivery.

Also, before resuming any post-natal exercise routine, we recommend ensuring that your pelvic floor muscles are functioning normally so you do not experience any pelvis-related issues due to increased activity.

Contact Us for Your Pelvic Floor Assessment

We want to assure you that our team of pelvic floor therapists is well qualified to address whatever the underlying causes of your perfect floor muscle disorder. We take the time to sit with you and give our full attention to you during the assessment. If you’ve been experiencing some of the symptoms associated with pelvic floor dysfunction, be assured that relief is on the way. You don’t have to continue to suffer from pain and discomfort. Our team of pelvic floor therapists at Mississauga Health and Wellness Center is happy to help you feel better and treat any pelvic floor dysfunction you may be experiencing.

Our goal at Mississauga Health and Wellness Center is to provide the much-needed pelvic floor relief our patients need. We are dedicated to ensuring comfort and care for every patient who walks through our doors. Book your pelvic floor assessment today by calling our center today! One of our friendly team members will be happy to help you.