Pelvic Health Physiotherapy
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy is the assessment, management, and treatment of conditions related to the pelvic floor and its surrounding structures, including the muscles, tendons, joints, and ligaments of the low back, abdomen, pelvis, and hips.
The pelvic floor muscles sit within the pelvis as a hammock to support our organs. In addition, their functions include bladder and bowel control, sexual health, circulation, and, importantly, core strength.
Dysfunction may arise if our pelvic floor muscles are underactive, or overactive.
Pelvic Health Physiotherapists can help with
- Urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, urge incontinence/urinary urgency, retention, hesitation, frequency
- Pain with bowel movements or urination
- Painful Bladder Syndrome
- Prenatal care/Postpartum care
- Diastasis Recti
- Birth Preparation
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Painful Intercourse (Dyspareunia)
- Interstitial cystitis
- Chronic Pelvic pain
- Pudendal Neuralgia
- Hip pain
- Tail bone pain
If you are unsure of whether Pelvic Health Physiotherapy will help with your symptoms and/or condition, we highly encourage you to contact us for a free 15 minute meet and greet or phone consultation.
*Send us an email with your: Name, Phone Number and best time of day to reach you to book a consult.
What should I expect at my first visit?
If you’re going to your first pelvic floor physiotherapy visit, here’s what you can expect:
Assessment: Your therapist will start by asking you questions about your medical history and any symptoms you’re experiencing. These may include questions about sexual function, bladder, bowel, low back, hip and tailbone symptoms. These questions may seem very personal and unrelated, but if there are problems in any of these areas, it is important to tell your therapist as they are often related to pelvic floor dysfunction. They may also perform an internal examination to assess the strength and function of your pelvic floor muscles.
Education: Your therapist will likely spend some time educating you about the pelvic floor muscles and how they function. They may also provide guidance on lifestyle changes or exercises that can help improve your pelvic floor health.
Treatment plan: Based on your assessment, your therapist will develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. This may include exercises to strengthen or relax your pelvic floor muscles, manual therapy, or biofeedback.
Follow-up visits: Pelvic floor physiotherapy is typically not a one-time treatment. You will likely need to have multiple visits with your therapist to monitor your progress and adjust your treatment plan as necessary. Your therapist will discuss an appropriate treatment plan to help guide you down the best path.
**It’s important to note that pelvic floor physiotherapy may involve some internal assessment and treatment of the pelvic floor muscles. Your physiotherapist will always discuss this with you beforehand and ensure that you feel comfortable and informed about the process.
Can I still come for treatment if on my cycle?
Yes, absolutely you can still come for your appointment. Some women may feel more comfortable coming after Day 1 if their cycle is particularly heavy, but rest assured you may still come in for treatment at any time.
Meet our Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
Priyanka Gulati is a Registered Physiotherapist and holds a Master’s degree in Women’s Health & Pediatric Physiotherapy.
She believes in providing a safe and confidential space to truly listen and understand her client’s needs and concerns.
Her training in pelvic floor dysfunction has included courses to assess and treat urinary incontinence, complex pelvic pain, sexual pain, prolapse, pre and postnatal discomforts, preparation for labour and delivery, diastasis recti, post-surgical and post-menopausal care. She joins our team with over 10 years of experience having worked at clinics in Toronto and Oakville. As a resident of Milton, she looks forward to growing a new practice closer to home.
Priyanka believes in providing a safe and confidential space to truly listen and understand her client’s needs and concerns. She is passionate about guiding people to connect back to their bodies using a tailored approach.
Priyanka enjoys teaching Lamaze Childbirth Education classes over the weekend. She has been trained in Spinning Babies and is also a DONA certified Birth Doula attending over 100 births.
In her spare time, she enjoys calligraphy, DIY home projects and keeping up with her two active kids!