PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIOTHERAPY
Pelvic Health is a specialized area of physiotherapy. Pelvic Health physiotherapists assess and treat various conditions that often involve the pelvis and pelvic floor muscles. These muscles play an important role in bladder & bowel function, sexual function, as well as pre and post natal health. Pelvic Health Physiotherapists are registered physiotherapists who have specialized in the treatment of the pelvic health concerns in men, women, children, and the trans population. Pelvic floor/health physiotherapy is proven effective in the treatment of many conditions, including: Urinary incontinence Difficulty urinating Bowel incontinence Constipation Pelvic organ prolapse (including the bladder, uterus, and rectum) Pelvic pain disorders (Vaginismus, Dyspareunia, Vulvodynia) Pre-natal & postpartum pelvic pain Painful intercourse Prostate problems Erectile dysfunction Gender affirming surgeries Whether you are a woman struggling with painful intercourse, a runner who leaks, a mom with a child suffering from chronic constipation, a man who has had prostate surgery or a member of the trans community navigating the pre or post operative period – our team of pelvic health physiotherapists can help.
Pediatric physiotherapy is recommended for your child’s development or posture, if there are problems achieving motor development milestones. Our pediatric physiotherapists are specifically trained and have years of experience in identifying and treating a wide variety of pediatric conditions including: Delayed or impaired motor development (balance and coordination) Orthopedic conditions Postural Issues Torticollis Plagiocephaly (flat head) Individualized treatment sessions are structured through play, postural correction strategies, as well as other hands-on techniques. Because of the complex needs of the child and the family, the physiotherapist may work with many other disciplines including doctors, psychologists or occupational therapists.
Osteopathy is a manual approach whose objective is to restore the functionality of the tissues of the human body in order to optimize its self-regulation capacity. This practice is based on in-depth knowledge of the health sciences and interactions specific to the balance of the body. Using fine and precise palpation, through a complete and comprehensive osteopathic assessment, the osteopath makes it possible to investigate the cause of one's restrictions of mobility. Each osteopathic encounter is specific and individualized. The goal is to promote overall health and well-being through improved mobility. The osteopathic approach is complementary to conventional approaches.
We are fortunate to have on-staff an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) whose sole focus is on human lactation and infant feeding. Mothers struggling with breastfeeding problems, such as latching difficulties, painful nursing or low milk production can book a lactation consultation where an IBCLC will take a thorough history, perform an examination on mom and baby and observe feeding. The Lactation Consultant will then form an assessment, develop a care plan, and provide follow-up as necessary. At Centre de Santé Pelvienne we pride ourselves on our interdisciplinary approach and if needed the IBCLC will collaborate with other members of our health care team to ensure comprehensive care. Reasons for Consultation: Prenatal counseling about the factors and practices that promote successful breastfeeding and lactation Induction of lactation for adoption or surrogacy Postpartum issues related to: o Nipple or breast pain o Tongue and lip tie o Inadequate milk transfer or supply o Supplementation at the breast o Low weight gain o Managing overabundant production and overactive letdown reflex o Engorgement, recurrent obstructed milk ducts and/or mastitis o Reflux o Starting solids o Weaning o Milk expression and storage o Breastfeeding and lactation after returning to work o Feeding twins or triplets, a premature or sick infant, or infants in special medical situations.
Massage therapy is a powerful ally to have in the healthcare system. Seen by many as a relaxation tool to relieve stress, it is also an integral part of Pelvic Health and Pre Natal care. A massage therapist will use a combination of techniques to achieve the necessary goals and treatment objectives. They may also help promote the flow of energy within the body to provide both a physiological and psychological benefit that has a profound effect on the body-mind system. Pre-Natal Massage Therapy Pre-natal massage therapy using light to moderate pressure and strokes can be an instrumental part in a woman’s pre-natal care. Pre-natal massages can help mothers-to-be feel relaxed, which can help them with their sleep and recovery and ultimately help them enjoy their pregnancy with less discomfort. How can massages help pregnant women? They help relieve pain (back, shoulder, feet) They help with blood flow and circulation They can help improve breathing They can reduce stress and improve sleep They can reduce calf and leg cramps Pelvic Pain Massage Therapy Massage therapy should be a part of your Pelvic Health treatment program. It is a great complement to Pelvic Health Physiotherapy and has the ability to release painful points related to your pelvic region that may cause pelvic, genital and rectal pain, as well as bladder symptoms. Massage therapy can work on all the muscles that attach to the pelvis such as hamstrings, hip flexors, buttocks, adductors and others. Pelvic Pain Massage Therapy can help with: Menstrual cramps Constipation Pelvic floor muscle spasms Bloating or gas Endometriosis Testicular pain Pelvic trauma from an accident or birth