All of these conditions are drastically affected by the work of our pelvic floor muscles. Pelvic health physiotherapy works on muscular activation, strength, endurance, cortical inhibition, behaviour changes, and provides education regarding the systems humans don’t seem to want to talk about! An initial assessment involves a thorough history, internal and external examination looking at posture, muscle tone, strength, reflexes, and bilateral muscle coordination. Follow-up sessions include muscular training with a biofeedback machine (helping you identify and truly feel your muscles activating) and home-exercises to progress what you have learned in clinic. If you are someone or know someone with trouble holding their urine, a physiotherapist with specific certification in pelvic floor therapies can often provide tremendous benefit. We are out there, and we want to help!
Maria Gehue is a licensed physiotherapist at Active Approach Health & Wellness Centre and is certified in Female Urinary Incontinence. Please call (902) 429-2225 or book online at www.activeapproach.ca to book your initial consultation and learn how to take control of your pelvic floor health.