Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
As long as it is not contra-indicated by your doctor, you do not require a referral For Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy.
Pelvic health physiotherapy is a form of physiotherapy for your pelvic floor muscles. When needed, it can be very helpful for postpartum moms. Pregnancy and childbirth can damage the pelvic floor muscles and connective tissue, causing all kinds of inconvenient and uncomfortable symptoms for women after they give birth.
The pelvic floor muscles are found between the pubic bone and the tailbone. They have five core functions:
Support the pelvic organs (bladder, uterus, bowel) from the force of gravity;
Control urine and bowel movements from escaping (incontinence) by helping you contract and release your sphincter muscles;
Create optimal sexual function like orgasm by maintaining muscle tone in your vagina and rectum and helping blood flow to the area;
Stabilize the joints of your hips, pelvis and lower back; and