What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?

April 27, 2023 by Pha-Ly Ho, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist

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Pelvic floor physiotherapy addresses dysfunctions in the pelvic floor and surrounding musculature. Treatments can include manual therapy, education, and exercises that help relieve symptoms like pelvic pain and incontinence.  

What is pelvic floor dysfunction?

Everyone has a pelvic floor. It’s made up of the muscles that support the urinary and reproductive tracts. These groups of muscles control your bladder and bowels. They work silently to allow us to function. Dysfunction occurs when there is a neurological interruption to these structures that can result in abnormal muscle tone or strength.  Dysfunction can also occur from physical changes in pelvic tissues.  

What are some signs that you might need pelvic floor physiotherapy?

When you have a pelvic floor dysfunction, the pelvic muscles are unable to relax or work synergistically with other muscles.  If this happens, you may experience: 

  • Constipation
  • Increased urination
  • Trouble controlling your bowels or bladder leading to leaks
  • Pain during sex
  • Erectile dysfunction in men
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How do I know if Pelvic Floor Therapy is right for me?

The first step to figuring out whether pelvic floor therapy is right for you is to have an initial assessment. Our therapists will be able to ask questions, learn about your symptoms and assess externally and internally to check if your pelvic floor musculature is engaging well.  The assessment will give our therapists a road map to creating a program that best suits your needs.

Pelvic floor therapy is understandably very personal. Our goal is to create a comfortable environment to help our patients re-gain back their quality of life and return to activities that they enjoy.

Need to learn more? Book a complimentary 15 minute discovery session virtual or in person today with our pelvic floor physiotherapist!

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Is Currently Only Available at our Scarborough Location


Axis Therapy & Performance – Physiotherapy, Chiropractor, RMT Scarborough
1585 Markham Rd, Unit 308
Scarborough, ON M1B 2W1