Physiotherapy For Pelvic Health

I’m here to confidently, capably, and cheerfully help you improve your pelvic health! My treatments, courses, and workshops combine the latest research with my years of formal education and lived experiences, in order to best support you.

Individual Pregnancy Physiotherapy Appointment

Pelvic floor physiotherapy is perfect for:

  • Pregnant women and new moms
  • Constant aches and pains
  • Bowel or bladder incontinence
  • Men’s pelvic or prostate health
  • Having better, happier, pain-free sex
  • Improving posture and alignment

What is the Pelvic Floor?

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles inside your pelvis that go from your public bone to your tail bone. These muscles work alongside your core to support your pelvic organs. For men, this means supporting the bladder and bowels. In women, the uterus is supported, too.

Your core and pelvic floor work together to stabilize you as you move, which is why we combine the two so often! Together, they control the pressure inside your abdomen and help you when you bare down, lift, and perform strenuous activities. These are movement patterns most people rely on often, so you’re probably using your pelvic floor a lot more than you think!

The Roles of the Pelvic Floor

An easy way to understand all the roles of the pelvic floor is to think about the 5 S’s:

1. Sphincter

Sphincters are strong muscles that surround the openings of the urethra and the anus. They help prevent both urinary and fecal incontinence– also known as “leaking.” Strengthening your pelvic floor muscles improves sphincter function and reduces incontinence.

2. Support

A strong pelvic floor keeps your pelvic organs inside your body. (Yes, really!) If the structures keeping your organs in place weaken or stretch, your organs are less supported. Untreated, this can result in what’s called a “pelvic organ prolapse.”

3. Stability

Your core is made up of the diaphragm, pelvic floor, back, and abdominal muscles. Together, they provide support and control, and their constant adjustments allow us to move. So yes, we need a strong pelvic floor, but what’s even more important is a responsive core!

4. Sex

You deserve a happy, pain-free sex life, and a strong, responsive pelvic floor can help you get there. Pelvic floor physiotherapy enhances pleasure and reduces pain. It can also help address vaginal, menstrual, hormonal, and sexual concerns.

5. Sump Pump

Your pelvic floor helps your body eliminate. Your core regulates intra abdominal pressure and, along with the pelvic floor, contracts and relaxes to work the “sump pump.” If your pelvic floor isn’t pulling its weight, you could experience things like IBS or period pain.

Cheryl working with a Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Client