Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic floor dysfunction can cause a variety of different symptoms. One cause of pelvic floor dysfunction is due to hypertonic (or overactive) pelvic floor muscles. There are a variety of reasons why our pelvic floor muscles tighten up, but one common reason is when we experience “fight or flight” situations, our body tensions up various muscle groups. Such as, being stressed out, anxious, worried or getting stuck in traffic. Overtime these states can last for not just minutes, but days.. weeks… and even months.

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When to see a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist

When to see a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist

Pelvic Health Physiotherapists are trained to perform internal assessment on patients in order to appropriately assess the muscles, connective tissue and nerves that make up the pelvic floor. In order to perform an internal assessment, these Physiotherapists must be trained and registered with the College of Physiotherapists.

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The Connection Between Lumbopelvic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction

The Connection Between Lumbopelvic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction

Have you been suffering from chronic low back pain and seen little improvement with conservative therapy? Have you noticed any changes in the pelvic region, such as pain or a feeling of pressure or heaviness, pain with sexual intercourse, urinary or fecal incontinence?


Low back pain is the most common reason why patients visit a healthcare provider.

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