Physiotherapy North York – P&C Rehab Services for Rehabilitation


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Expert Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy in North York, Ontario

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Pelvic floor physiotherapy in North York is a specialized branch of physiotherapy involving internal and external assessment and treatment of the pelvic floor muscles. Those muscles are located between the hip bones and the sacrum, and they serve as a hammock/sling to support the pelvic organs including the bladder, colon and uterus.

Who might benefit?

You may benefit from pelvic floor physiotherapy if you have any type of pelvic floor dysfunction. Pelvic floor dysfunction can be classified into two main problems: your muscles are too tight or they are too weak.

A tight pelvic floor can contribute to urinary frequency and urgency. It can also make urination painful or incomplete and can be responsible for you waking up during the night with a need to pee.

Moreover, it can also lead to urinary incontinence, constipation, straining during bowel movements and painful bowel movements.

If you suffer from a tight, dysfunctional pelvic floor, you may also experience sexual dysfunction. This can present as pain with penetration, inability to have vaginal penetration, pain with or inability to orgasm, and pain with sexual stimulation. In men, it can also present as painful erections and premature ejaculation.


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    A weak pelvic floor can contribute to stress incontinence, which is the involuntary loss of urine or stool during or after activity. This includes leaking during exercising, or with coughing / laughing or sneezing.

    Weak pelvic floor muscles also contribute to pelvic organ prolapse, which is when one of the pelvic organs starts to shift out of place. This contributes to heaviness or bulging at the vaginal or rectal opening.

    If you are experiencing any discomfort or symptoms related to pelvic floor, we can help you identify the underlying cause of the condition and help you find solutions to address it 

    What does the Pelvic Floor Therapy treatment look like in North York?

    Every treatment is designed to cater individual needs of the client. There is an external examination component where posture, movement patterns as well as strength and flexibility of external muscles is assessed. There is also an internal component to the exam which is done via a digital (1 finger/ 2 finger) vaginal and/or rectal exam.

    An internal exam is not always necessary, but it is encouraged to get a full picture of the issues you may have and to better plan your treatment and reach the best possible outcomes.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Pelvic floor physiotherapy is a specialized form of physical therapy focused on the muscles, ligaments, and tissues of the pelvic floor. These therapies aim to address issues such as pelvic pain, incontinence, and prolapse by strengthening or relaxing these muscles as needed.
    • Our Pelvic floor physiotherapy in North York can benefit a wide range of individuals, including:
    • Women experiencing postpartum issues, urinary incontinence, or pelvic organ prolapse.
    • Men dealing with post-prostatectomy recovery or chronic pelvic pain.
      Individuals of any gender suffering from chronic pelvic pain, constipation, or sexual dysfunction.

    Your first session will involve a detailed assessment where the physiotherapist will discuss your medical history, assess your physical condition, and determine your treatment goals. This session usually lasts about an hour and will include a customized treatment plan.

    A typical `physiotherapy session lasts between 45 to 60 minutes. The duration may vary depending on your specific needs and the complexity of your condition.
    The number of sessions needed varies widely based on the individual and the severity of the condition. Some people may see improvement in a few sessions, while others might need ongoing therapy over several months.