Pelvic Health Physiotherapy
Pelvic health physiotherapy is the assessment and treatment of conditions involving the pelvic floor. The pelvic floor consists of muscles, ligaments, nerves, and connective tissue, and plays an integral role in supporting our pelvic organs. It is also a key component of the “inner core”. Like other areas of the body, when components of the pelvic floor are not working as they should, dysfunction may result.
Pelvic floor dysfunction can result in different conditions in both women and men including:
• Urinary or bowel incontinence
• Urinary or bowel urgency and/or frequency
• Nocturia (repeatedly waking at night to urinate)
• Pelvic organ prolapse
• Chronic/unexplained low back, hip or pelvic pain
• Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle, pubic or low
• Vaginismus/vulvodynia (spasm or pain with intercourse or tampon insertion)
• Dysparneuria (difficulty/pain during intercourse)
• Interstitial Cystitis
• Chronic Prostatitis
We are excited to announce that Suzanne Dickie is now accepting patients for pelvic floor physiotherapy!
Suzanne has completed specialized training in external and internal pelvic floor rehabilitation. She is rostered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario to be able to perform pelvic internal therapy.
While Suzanne will offer comprehensive assessment and treatment plans for a variety of injuries and disorders, she aims to specialize in Pelvic Health Physiotherapy. Common conditions that can be treated with this specialized care include:
· Urinary incontinence
· Persistent low back pain
· Prenatal/postpartum care
· Bowel dysfunction
· Bladder dysfunction
Suzanne looks forward to helping clients restore their function and mobility, while encouraging them to take an active role in their injury management and prevention.