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Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?

What is happening? Muscles too weak? Too tight? This is where we help you take control!
The pelvic floor is a group of muscles found in the base “the floor” of your pelvis (the bottom of your torso). Think of them like the bottom of a basket that supports your pelvic organs. The pelvic floor muscles support the uterus, bladder and bowel in women and the bladder and bowel in men. The Pelvic floor muscles add support to your organs and add stability by forming a sling.

Pelvic floor dysfunction is a very common condition where you are unable to control, relax, or coordinate the pelvic floor muscles which can affect urination, bowel movements, and or pelvic pain.

This is where Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists at Vitality Physiotherapy come in. We are highly trained and experienced physiotherapists that are specialized in treating pelvic health and pelvic floor dysfunction. Our practice includes both external and internal physiotherapy to identify the underlying cause.

The ultimate goal is to improve your pelvic floor coordination and function and eliminate any of your symptoms through an individualized program focusing on education, manual hands on therapy, exercises, and lifestyle changes. This specialized type of therapy involves treating those pelvic groups of muscles that are involved with urinary, bowel, and sexual function.

This is where we help you take control!

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Common Conditions and Injuries Successfully Treated with Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

● Urinary Stress incontinence
● Urinary Urge Incontinence
● Bowel Dysfunction
● Pelvic Girdle Pain
● Prenatal Pelvic Pain
● Postpartum Pelvic Pain

● Perinatal Complications
● Interstitial Cystitis
● Uterine Prolapse
● Diastasis Rectus Abdominis
● Cesarean section/post-surgical
● Tears during delivery


● Pain During intercourse
● Pain After intercourse
● Low Back Pain
● Hip Pain
● Sacroiliac Joint Pain


Can Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Help Me?

You may benefit from Pelvic Health Physiotherapy if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms or issues:

Urinary Leakage

Leakage while coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercising can often be associated with weak or uncoordinated pelvic floor muscles

Pelvic Pain

This type of pressure, pain, burning in the pelvic region can occur for different reasons, including muscle and joint dysfunction, and nerve sensitivity/ entrapment in the pelvic floor region.


This occurs when there is a dysfunction of the support network of the pelvic floor. Pelvic health physiotherapists commonly treat and guide you through different treatment approaches.

Urinary Frequency

The need to frequently pee which affects your daily activities. This can be addressed by a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist.

Painful Intercourse

Tightness in the pelvic floor muscles can be one of the common causes for painful intercourse. Tension can be from stress, previous birth(s), posture, etc.


There’s a wide range of incontinence that can affect not only your bladder but also your bowel control. It’s important to see a pelvic floor physiotherapist to conduct a thorough assessment and prescribe an individualized treatment plan.

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Meet Our Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist

Talk to your Pelvic Health Physiotherapist about your condition and let’s free you from limits, and get you back to what you love doing… Pain-Free!

Talk to your physio about your condition and get back to doing what you love… pain-free.

Alexandra Manea

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist

Everyday, We Help People Just Like You Stop The
Pain and Feel Their Best Again

Everyday, We Help People Just Like You Stop The Pain and Feel Their Best Again

4 Pelvic Floor Exercises and Strategies for Women in Ottawa ON

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