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
Family of happy mother and her little daughter
Family of happy mother and her little daughter

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 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. 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.  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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FullSizeRender-1Claire is a physiotherapist originally from Edmonton, Alberta.  After graduating with her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Alberta, Claire worked with a variety of clients experiencing different musculoskeletal dysfunctions ranging from motor vehicle accidents to injuries sustained in high performance athletics.  Through her treatment of chronic low back and sacroiliac pain, she developed a special interest in pelvic health. Her passion in this area stems from the fact that the impact of the pelvic floor is often under-appreciated, and the pelvic floor under-treated. Pelvic Floor Dysfunction can affect a variety of people and have a major impact on quality of life.