Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Are you among the one in three women suffering from pelvic floor problems…. ?  Some of the conditions we successfully treat at our pelvic floor clinic include:

  • Bladder control/incontinence
  • Constipation and diarrhoea
  • Tailbone pain
  • Low back/pelvic girdle pain
  • Painful intercourse
  • Pelvic organ prolapse (bladder/bowel/uterine prolapse)
  • Pubic symphysis pain and separation
  • Sacroiliac joint pain

Maybe you had a baby a while ago and your pelvic floor has never been quite the same… or maybe you’ve always had a bit of mild incontinence if you jump or laugh too hard and have learnt to live with it? If you are resigned to thinking this is how your pelvic floor will always be think again!

We have specially trained therapists that run our pelvic floor program at our clinic in Calgary. We offer a non-invasive alternative to pelvic floor physiotherapy. We will provide you with an exercise program and hands on treatment that will help you recover from pelvic floor problems that may stem from child birth, prolapse or weak pelvic floor muscles.

What you can expect :

  • An hour long appointment which includes a comprehensive discussion, a hands on assessment and treatment (remember there is no poking or prodding in private places – it’s easy for us to figure out how the pelvic floor is damaged by putting our hands on your low back and lower belly and it’s also easy to treat the pelvic floor without having to probe internally). The objective of this appointment is to understand and then treat the pelvic floor.
  • Treatment: Because the pelvic floor is directly in contact and under stress from many other structures an example treatment might be working on the pelvic floor itself, the bladder, the uterus and ovaries and their supportive ligaments (if you are a woman), the digestive tract, the hips, knees and ankles.
  • Education: Beyond the hands on therapy we offer we have found our clients feel empowered by understanding how they came to have the pain or problem they are experiencing and that there is usually a way to recover.  Many of our clients assume they are at the end of the road and that surgery is the only option.  We offer alternative exercises in addition to the typical kegal exercises you may already be doing.  We have a host of free exercise videos and a specific pelvic floor exercise program that may be the perfect solution for you to maintain the improvements you experience after getting treated.

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Your practitioners:

francine TsengOsteopathic therapist, Francine Tseng, will help you find the root cause of your pelvic floor dysfunction. She will look for areas of your body that cause more stress and tension to your pelvis than normal. Commonly she finds that misaligned joints, areas that move too much or too little and previous unresolved injury are to blame. She aims to provide you with a home exercise program to maintain – or improve upon – the results achieved in treatment.

Lucy Paget’s treatment approach is very hands-on. It focuses on mobilizing muscles, joints and nerves to achieve more comfort and fluidity in movement. Lucy enjoys playing biomechanical detective, and you’ll often find her connecting your current problem with pre-existing restrictions or injuries in other body areas. We will always provide you with a home exercise program to maintain – or improve upon – the results achieved in treatment.