Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

What is Pelvic Health Physiotherapy?

Pelvic Health Physiotherapists are Physiotherapists that have taken advanced training to perform specific pelvic exams to assess and treat their patients.

In your treatment, a pelvic floor therapist will use a variety of treatment strategies including: education, bowel/bladder retraining, therapeutic taping, exercise prescription and hands on therapy to address the patients concerns.

A Pelvic Health Physiotherapist works one on one with the patient to address health concerns, including:

  • Urinary issues such as incontinence (leaking), urgency, and frequency
  • Bowel issues such as constipation
  • Pre-natal care for pregnancy related pain and optimizing for pelvic floor function
  • post-natal care for pain, prolapse, incontinence, return to activity or sport
  • pelvic pain; both internal and external
  • pre and post surgical
  • pain and or difficulty with intercourse

What to expect during a Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Treatment

At your initial assessment, your physiotherapist will spend time discussing your current pelvic health concerns, as well as your relevant past medical history.  After taking a detailed medical history, your pelvic health physiotherapist will complete a physical assessment to determine your best treatment plan. During your visit, you can expect a private, respectful, safe and inclusive setting for the entirety of your assessment and follow up treatment sessions.  All appointments will be one on one with a female therapist

As part of the assessment, an internal pelvic assessment may be performed to assess the function of your pelvic floor muscles, connective tissues, and nerves. The internal pelvic exam is used to assess for pelvic floor dysfunctions such as muscular weakness, prolapse, and tension and will be used as a part of a broader physical assessment (which may include looking at regions such as your mid back, low back, hips, sacrum, and abdomen). 

After a treatment session, all patients should expect a better understanding of how their pelvic floor works, and will have a plan in place for what the next steps are.

Prairie Therapy Pelvic Health Physiotherapists

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Jamie Brims
Jamie
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy - Running
Pregnancy

204, 1039 – 17 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2T 0B2

Intercom: Press # then dial 204

Phone: 403-200-2190

Fax: 403-806-0484

Email: info@prairietherapy.ca

There is free parking in the parking lot located behind the building. Please park in stall 25 or 26 labeled “Prairie Therapy”. There is also free parking on 10th Street, Cameron Avenue, 9A Street, and 10A Street. If you are unable to find free parking and need to pay, bring your receipt in and we will cover the cost for you!


Hours

Mon-Thurs: 8:00am-7:00pm
Fridays: 8:00am-4:00pm
Saturdays: 9:00am-1:00pm (By appointment only)