Rebuild, Restore, Revive: Physiotherapy's magic touch brings movement to life.

What is Pelvic Pain?

Pelvic Pain refers to the Pain in the region of women’s reproductive organs. It can be a symptom of infection or might arise from Pain in the pelvic bone or in non-reproductive internal organs. Pelvic Pain indicates a problem in one of the reproductive organs in the pelvis area (Uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, and vagina).

Symptoms of Pelvic Pain
If you are experiencing pelvic Pain, you will notice certain symptoms. Some of the symptoms of Pelvic Pain are as follows-

  • Severe and steady Pain
  • Pain that comes and goes (intermittent)
  • Dull Aching
  • Sharp Pain or Cramping
  • Pressure or heaviness within the pelvis
  • Some of the Causes of Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

    There are a variety of reasons for pelvic Pain. Some of the reasons for pelvic Pain are as follows:

  • Appendicitis
  • Bladder disorder
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Infection in kidney
  • Intestinal disorder (diverticulitis or Colitis)
  • Nerve Conditions
  • Hernia
  • Spasm and stiffness in the pelvis
  • Broken pelvic bones
  • Psychogenic Pain
  • Pregnancy
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Miscarriage
  • Ovulation
  • Menstrual Cramp
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Cancer
  • How does Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation work?

    Pelvic floor rehabilitation starts with your therapist asking you about your health history, which includes past surgical and medical history, medications and sexual history, and gynecologic or obstetric history. A thorough evaluation is performed, with close attention to the lumbar spine and hips, gait and posture. The assessment usually includes an examination of both the internal and external muscles. Your therapist might ask you to stand, walk and sit to understand and detect any existing posture or joint issue affecting the pelvic floor muscles.
    The evaluation is done to determine whether the therapy is appropriate and develop a specific treatment plan for you. The type of therapy offered to you depends on the symptoms experienced. For Instance, relaxing and stretching muscle exercises are required to relieve Pain, while in other cases strengthening exercises are best to treat the condition.

    Some of the Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation techniques are

  • Manual therapy
  • Electric stimulation
  • Biofeedback or Surface electromyography
  • Vaginal or rectal trigger point releases
  • Strengthening exercises like Kegels
  • Self-care and management strategies
  • Conditions Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Treat

    Some of the conditions that can be improved with pelvic floor rehabilitation are:

  • Urinary Problems
  • Urinary leakage
  • Urinary frequency
  • Urinary urgency
  • Painful urination
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Difficulty in stopping and starting urine
  • Difficulty in completely emptying the bladder
  • Bowel Problems
  • Fecal leakage
  • Fecal urgency
  • Straining, constipation, or painful bowel movement
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pain in the genital and rectum area
  • Pain in the lower abdomen
  • Pain during pregnancy or postpartum
  • Postoperative care
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Pelvic organ prolapses
  • Pediatric incontinence or constipation
  • Patients who would require Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation are

  • Pregnant Women
  • Postpartum Women
  • Postmenopausal Women
  • Women with pelvic organ prolapse
  • Women with urinary or fecal incontinence
  • Women dealing with Pain during intercourse
  • Women experiencing Pain during menstruation
  • What is Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation?

    Pelvic floor rehabilitation is a treatment for curing pelvic floor pain condition. It uses physical therapy principles to offer a structured, effective, and safe reconditioning of the pelvic floor muscles. The aim here is to improve the strength and function of pelvic floor muscles and alleviate Pain, weakness, and dysfunction in the muscles. In a pelvic floor rehabilitation session, a skilled physical therapist manipulates the rectum or vagina to improve muscle strength and function. Therapists can either stretch the muscles if they are contracted or apply resistance to improve strength in case, they are weak and dysfunctional.

    Benefits of Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

    Some of the benefits of Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation are:

  • Strengthen the pelvis muscle
  • Improved coordination of the pelvic area
  • Relaxation and pain relief
  • Reduces medication
  • Treat urinary issues.

  • Start Healing With Physiotherapy Today

    Call 780 440 9003 for tele-appointment or click here for online appointment.

    Our Locations

    4225 23 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6L 5Z8

    Phone Number: (780) 440-9003
    Fax : (780) 466-9058

    8313 Chappelle Way SW
    Edmonton AB T6W 4S1

    Phone Number: (780) 710-4950
    Fax : (780) 710-4951

    2049 – 163St SW
    Edmonton, AB T6W 4V5

    Phone Number: (780) 250-4950
    Fax : (780) 250-4951