Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy in Calgary
The pelvic floor plays a very important and often overlooked role in overall health, and pelvic floor issues are common in both women and men. Regardless of what brings you to our clinic in Calgary for pelvic floor physiotherapy, our ultimate goal is to find the treatment path that works best for you.
Physical therapy for pelvic floor muscles can help with:
• Unresolved low back and hip pain
• Pelvic pain
• Urgency and frequency
• Facilitating a healthy pregnancy and managing any pre-natal discomfort
• Post-natal care
• Lower abdominal pain
• Painful periods
*Please note that the cause for these conditions can be complex and often require a multifaceted treatment approach.
Why is preventative Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy important?
It is important to address symptoms before they develop into more chronic and persistent concerns. More pregnant women in Calgary are being referred to pelvic floor physiotherapists by their doctors than ever before, as proper physical therapy for pelvic floor muscles can help prevent and manage common pelvic floor issues that arise during and after pregnancy.
Preventative measures also include addressing annoying symptoms that you may have been experiencing for years. Often these small inconveniences are a sign of a system that is not functioning at its best and can have implications for your health further down the road.
What does physiotherapy do for the pelvic floor that a doctor doesn’t?
Physiotherapists with special training in pelvic health are experienced at assessing and treating joints, soft tissue, and movement patterns that may be dysfunctional or contribute to symptoms in the low back, hips, or abdomen. The focus of pelvic floor physiotherapy is to gain a thorough understanding of the root causes of what brings you in and develop strategies to manage and recover from your symptoms. Physiotherapists trained in pelvic health work hand in hand with your doctor, striving to improve your overall health through a combination of supportive strategies.