When you begin pelvic floor therapy, our Physiotherapist, Puneet Litt, will have a conversation with you to learn more about your symptoms. Depending on your concerns, your therapist may assess your back, hips and pelvis. This is done in a standing position and may include laying on the table. Your therapist may continue to ask questions about previous injuries and pain during the assessment. The pelvic floor works closely with other muscles and systems like alignment/posture, abdominal wall and breathing. Your pelvic floor does not work alone and relies on many other systems to function properly. Your therapist may begin treating areas of concern while they assess. This may include soft tissue release and joint mobilizations.
Then your Physiotherapist will check your core muscles to see how strong they are, along with how much core endurance you have. She may also have you try certain activities and positions to check the coordination of your pelvic floor muscles. Based on her findings, a treatment plan will be created for both in-clinic and at home exercises to both strengthen and relax the pelvic floor.