Liv-Terese K. Martyn, Bsc. PT,
Here to provide you with the best Physiotherapy in Women's
Women's Health: What is
The subject of women's health encompasses a range of issues that
can be treated by physiotherapy. There are certain health
problems that can affect women at different times in their lives
which require specialized physiotherapy treatment.
From pregnancy, back and leg pain, to incontinence problems, a
specialized physiotherapist is here to help you. Our
physiotherapist treats a wide variety of muscle and joint pain
using manual techniques and rehabilitation through the use of
The pelvis is composed of three large bones plus the coccyx. The
pelvis is the section between the legs and the torso that connects
the spine (backbone) to the thigh bones. The pelvis is made up of
three bones which join together and form a ring. Three joints
are part of this pelvic ring: the symphysis pubis joint at the
front and two sacroiliac joints at the back.
There are many muscles in the pelvis which work together to either
stabilize the knee, hip or provide support for the spine and
maintain disc space. The gluteus muscles work together to stabilize
the pelvis onto the femur, the piriformis muscle and the obterator
internus both help with external rotation of the hip.
Living with chronic pelvic and back pain is draining, and can
interfere with sexual intercourse, good sleep and daily
functioning. There are a variety of symptoms that you may
experience which will indicate that you may need the services of a
- Pre and post-natal
- Painful Intercourse
- Lower Back, Pelvis and Abdominal
- Bladder Pain and Bladder
- Buttock and Leg Pain
The Causes of Pelvic
Many women who suffer from any of the symptoms discussed may be
affected for a variety of reasons. For example, pregnancy can cause
muscular and structural changes in a woman's body, leading to
various levels of discomfort. A slip and fall or motor vehicle
accident can cause various injuries to the pelvic region, requiring
physiotherapy attention. Any surgery experienced in the pelvic
region, such as a hysterectomy or laparoscopy leaves abdominal
muscles torn and weak. The muscles of the core, such as the
transverse abdominis, work together to keep our bodies stable.
Our specialized physiotherapist will assess and educate you with
her findings and how to get comfortable. She will likely use
various mobilization techniques and modalities depending on her
findings for symptom control. A specific exercise program will be
developed for you that focuses on strengthening your anterior
pelvic floor and core stability muscles. There is usually no
internal examination required after consultation with your
gynaecologist. Our main focus is to make you feel better again!
Please call 753-3372 to make an appointment today.
Let us help you get BACK TO HEALTH.