It is important to note that the pelvic floor is connected to the whole body through its attachments to the pelvis, as well as connecting above to the abdominal and back muscles, ribcage, and via fascial connections to the shoulders, neck and head.
A education video on the importance of self exploration of your anatomy. This helps you to better connect to your pelvic floor. This video is showing the female anatomy but the information is important for the male anatomy as well.
After my post on A Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Exam is NOT a Pap Test many questions came in asking about the difference. Catch up on my latest episode of It’s Not TMI now.
6-8 weeks is considered the early postpartum period. Remember though, it took 9 months for your body to change and can take at least that long to recover (I consider the postpartum period to be one year). Be kind to yourself while your body heals.
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An athlete, by definition, is a person who competes in sports or games that require physical strength. By this definition, I believe every mother has an inner athlete in them. Help you be your best self From a young age, I was an athlete at heart, and luckily had a mother who supported my ambition to try nearly every sport possible. From pretending I was Elizabeth Manly in my beginner figure skating class to playing […]
Pelvic floor physiotherapy is a branch of orthopaedic physiotherapy with the focus being on the muscles, joints, tendons, bones and organs found in and around the vagina and rectum.
I believe a big deterring factor from women seeking treatment from a pelvic floor physiotherapist is fear of the internal exam. Nobody enjoys going for regular Pap test and though it is a necessary piece to overall health it is my least favourite part of the physical.
Frequently Asked Questions I have been encountering some great questions about the postnatal pelvic floor. Below is a list of the most common questions. Q: How long after delivery should I wait to see a pelvic floor physiotherapist? I generally recommend waiting 6 weeks before having an internal vaginal examination; your body requires time to heal. However if you are experiencing low back or pelvic pain, seeing a physiotherapist sooner will be beneficial. Q: I […]
The number one question I get asked is “How do I know if I should see a pelvic floor physiotherapist”. The short answer is that all pelvic floor dysfunction should be evaluated and if you are not sure, having an evaluation and the education that accompanies can be invaluable.