Can I see a pelvic floor physiotherapist for shoulder pain?
One of the most common questions we are asked is if we treat other parts of the body outside of the pelvic floor?
We are so excited to offer the use of real time ultrasound (RTUS) imaging as an adjunct to our clinical and manual tests for abdominal-pelvic physiotherapy. It is the same type of ultrasound that physicians use to look at a baby in utero. It is used to identify potential issues in organs or inflammation in a tendon. However, we will be able to do it in house and with a focus on abdominal-pelvic health concerns.
After Lisa Flanders’ post on A Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Exam is NOT a Pap Test many questions came in asking about the difference. It’s Not TMI and if you have an idea for a future episode, Contact Us
A educational video on the importance of self exploration of your anatomy. This helps you to better connect to your pelvic floor. This video is showing the female anatomy but the information is important for the male anatomy as well.
An educational video about the pelvic floor and common technical errors individuals use when skipping and performing double unders.
The number one question we get asked is “How do I know if I should see a pelvic floor physiotherapist”. The short answer is that all pelvic floor dysfunction should be evaluated and if you are not sure, having an evaluation and the education that accompanies can be invaluable.
Pelvic floor physiotherapy is a branch of orthopaedic physiotherapy with the focus being on the muscles, joints, tendons, bones and organs found in and around the vagina and rectum.
I encounter so many wonderful questions regarding the first visit with a pelvic floor physiotherapist and what to expect, that I compiled them into one place.
Consciously connecting to pelvic floor just before and holding it during a cough or sneeze (aka “the knack”) can be a very helpful and functional way to limit urine leakage. However, we also need to think about and manage pressures above – especially if “kegeling” is not working for you. Check out this video to assist your pelvic floor even more with this simple breath awareness technique.
As such, all of us, and especially athletes, need a healthy, adaptable and resilient pelvic floor to enhance the capacity of the “deep” or “anticipatory” core muscles (also including the respiratory diaphragm, transverse abdominis, and multifidus) to allow for speed, agility, coordination, and overall performance. Especially due to its close proximity to the deep hip musculature that is used for a lot of sports.