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Women’s Health

Personal Care Physio and Osteopathy is a clinic specialized in treatment during pregnancy to prepare the body for successful delivery and addressing associated pain, such as sciatica and rib pain. Other women’s health issues that can successfully be treated with physiotherapy and osteopathic techniques include hormonal imbalances, fertility issues, and gynecological issues, such as endometriosis and pain with ovulation and/or menstruation.

The pelvic floor is comprised of an important group of muscles that function to provide support to the pelvic girdle and to provide urinary continence. One in four women and one in nine men are affected by urinary incontinence. Typical strategies of pelvic floor retraining focus on patient education and Kegel exercises. Research has shown that internal assessment of the pelvic floor is a more efficient way to retrain these muscles. The Cochrane Collaboration (2010) has demonstrated that internal pelvic floor muscle training has Level 1 evidence in treating urinary incontinence. This approach is the only way to ensure patients are activating the targeted muscle groups. Therapists at Personal Care Physio and Osteopathy are trained in pelvic floor evaluation both rectally and vaginally and specialize in the treatment of incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse with manual and behavioral techniques, biofeedback, and electrical stimulation.