Frequently Asked Questions
Pelvic health is the term used to describe the health of the muscles and tissues that support the bladder, uterus, and bowel. These muscles and tissues are called the pelvic floor muscles. Pelvic health is important because these muscles and tissues help keep the bladder, uterus, and bowel in their correct positions and help to control the flow of urine and bowel movements.
Pelvic floor physiotherapy is a type of physiotherapy that focuses on the pelvic floor muscles and tissues. Pelvic floor physiotherapy can help to improve the strength and function of these muscles and tissues. Pelvic floor physiotherapy can also help to improve bladder, uterus, and bowel control.
The most common problems with the pelvic floor are problems with bladder and bowel control, pelvic pain, urgency, frequency, and low back/hip pain (Yes, the pelvic floor might be why this is not getting better!). Also, abdominal separation or diastasis recti can be considered a pelvic floor issue.
Physiotherapy includes a variety of techniques including breathing, posture work, stretches, strengthening and manual therapy (massage and stretching by the therapist) that can help alleviate the symptoms you are experiencing. Your Pelvic Physiotherapist will determine what techniques are best suited for your symptoms and condition and they will e-mail all exercises to you at the end of the appointment.
It is possible for your pelvic floor to recover from childbirth. However, it is important to do pelvic floor physiotherapy and exercises targeted at improving the muscle strength and control so that you can return back to your daily activities, sex, and fitness without issues.
Most cases of post partum diastasis recti will need specific exercises to help reduce the gap, and any bulging that is happening. A pelvic physiotherapy assessment would include taking a look at the abdominal muscles, assessing the gap, the back, hips and pelvic floor as everything works together and needs to be strong so there is less pressure in the middle.
There is no one exercise that will heal your diastasis recti after childbirth. However, doing pelvic floor physiotherapy and exercises can help to improve the strength, tone, and function of the pelvic floor muscles and tissues. This can help to speed up the healing process and reduce the risk of developing long-term problems.
Yes! We direct bill the following companies. If there is any remaining balance after direct billing, it will be charged to your credit or debit card. Personal and spouse benefits accepted (primary and secondary providers).
Alberta Blue Cross
Canadian Construction Workers Union
Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan
Cowan Insurance Group (managed by Express Scripts Canada)
Equitable Life of Canada
GMS Carriers 49 and 50 (Express Scripts Canada)
LiUna Local 183
LiUna Local 506
Medavie Blue Cross
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