Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic floor physiotherapy is a non-invasive and holistic approach to treating Pelvic Floor Dysfunction.

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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Treatment In Calgary

Have you ever found yourself pacing back and forth in the middle of a social gathering, constantly scanning for the nearest restroom? Or maybe you’ve cancelled plans altogether because of that unfamiliar yet relentless discomfort in your pelvic area? We have all experienced moments when our bodies communicated distress signals in ways that were not immediately clear or understandable. For many in Calgary, this isn’t just an occasional inconvenience; it’s a daily struggle called Pelvic Floor Dysfunction.


What is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?

Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions is a condition where individuals find it difficult to tighten and relax the pelvic floor muscles correctly. Such dysfunction can arise due to various causes, such as childbirth, surgery, aging, obesity, and chronic coughing. If left untreated, it can lead to discomfort and a wide range of complications.

Pelvic floor disorders include:

  • Difficulty in bowel movements or lack of bowel control
  • Urinary issues like frequent urination or urinary incontinence
  • Constant pelvic pain or pressure
  • Pain during sexual function or painful intercourse
  • A feeling of incomplete bowel movement or fecal incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse

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What Does Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Feel Like?

The sensations associated with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction can be quite varied. Most individuals describe it as a consistent discomfort in the pelvic area. This can manifest as a heavy feeling, an overactive bladder or a constant urge to use the bathroom even when it’s not necessary. There may also be sharp pains, especially during activities like sitting, standing, or physical exertion. The constant tension or spasms in the pelvic muscles can be extremely disconcerting and can significantly affect an individual’s daily life.

How Does Physiotherapy Help Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?

Pelvic floor physiotherapy is a non-invasive and holistic approach to treating Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. It involves exercises and relaxation techniques aimed at strengthening the pelvic muscles and improving their flexibility. A skilled pelvic health physiotherapist can guide patients through targeted exercises that help relax tight muscles and improve muscle coordination.

Additionally, they can provide manual therapy to release muscle knots and tension. Beyond just exercises, physical therapy educates individuals about their bodies, helping them understand and manage their condition better.


AlphaOne Physio's Approach to Treating Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

At AlphaOne Physio, the approach to Pelvic Floor Dysfunction is patient-centered. Recognizing that each individual’s experience and symptoms can differ, the treatment plan is tailored to meet specific needs. With a team of expert pelvic floor physiotherapists, we combine advanced techniques with compassionate care. We employ a combination of manual therapy, pelvic floor exercises, and education to ensure that patients find relief and regain control over their pelvic health, leading them towards a life of comfort and confidence.

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Frequently Asked Questions

At AlphaOne Physio, we conduct an array of comprehensive evaluations in the initial assessment of pelvic floor dysfunction. These can include physical examinations, medical history reviews, and specific tests to evaluate the strength and function of your pelvic floor muscles. The next step includes going through the treatment options.

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction can have a significant impact on your everyday activities. It can cause discomfort, pain, frequent urges to use the restroom, and leaks(urinary incontinence), creating constant anxiety and affecting your overall quality of life.

Proper interventions can significantly improve or even cure most pelvic floor problems. We provide targeted treatments and physiotherapy techniques and recommend pelvic floor exercises that help improve pelvic floor muscle function, which can greatly alleviate symptoms and improve your quality of life.

The duration can vary depending on the individual and the severity of their condition. However, with a consistent and personalized physiotherapy regimen, patients typically begin to see improvement within a few weeks.

Testing for pelvic floor dysfunction may involve a physical examination, during which the strength and coordination of pelvic floor muscles are assessed. Our skilled physiotherapists conduct these evaluations with utmost care, ensuring a comfortable and supportive environment for our patients.