AURORA PHYSIOTHERAPY

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PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIOTHERAPY
 

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

 

What is it?

Pelvic floor physiotherapy is a specialized branch of physiotherapy involving internal and external assessment and treatment of the pelvic floor muscles. Those muscles are located between the hip bones and the sacrum, and they serve as a hammock/sling to support the pelvic organs including the bladder, colon and uterus.

 

Why might I need it?

Pelvic floor physiotherapy is becoming more established in the literature as a first-line of defence against incontinence and pelvic pain. You may benefit from this specialized physiotherapy if you have any type of pelvic floor dysfunction, generally classified into two problems: your muscles are overactive (too tight) or they are underactive (too weak).

A tight pelvic floor can contribute to:

  • urinary frequency and urgency

  • pain with urination

  • waking up during the night to urinate

  • urinary incontinence (loss of urine before making it to the washroom)

  • constipation, straining or painful bowel movements

  • sexual dysfunction (inability to have vaginal penetration, or pain with penetration)

 

A weak pelvic floor can contribute to:

  • stress incontinence (loss of urine during jumping, running, coughing or sneezing)

  • pelvic organ prolapse (a pelvic organ shifts out of place creating heaviness or bulging at the vaginal or rectal opening)

 

Other conditions that pelvic floor physiotherapy can treat are:

  • Dysmenorrhea (painful periods)

  • Vulvodynia and Vaginismus

  • Clitoral Phimosis

  • Lichens Simplex, Sclerosis, or Planus

  • Interstitial Cystitis and Bladder Pain Syndrome

  • Endometriosis

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

 

These pelvic conditions can occur during any point in a woman’s life, but commonly after birth or during menopause. Sadly, women think they must live with these symptoms for the remainder of their life, but luckily there is much that can be done to correct these problems and lessen/get rid of symptoms!

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Hoda Serajpour

Registered Physiotherapist, Pelvic Floor Therapist & Acupuncture Provider

Hoda is a 2007 Physiotherapist University graduate. She is motivated to deliver patient-centric, evidence-based, and professional care to her patients. She has practiced Orthopaedic Physiotherapy for more than 10 years and has worked with Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) related injuries, Workplace Injuries, and Sports Injuries helping people return back to their normal function.

 

Hoda is also an experienced Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist assessing and treating conditions related to Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pelvic Pain, Urinary Incontinence, Pre-Natal and Post Natal Pelvic Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome, Endometriosis, and much more.

 

Hoda has further education in Acupuncture, Vestibular Rehabilitation, and Concussion Therapy. She is committed to promoting patients’ overall health through lifestyle modifications that improve overall function.

 

Hoda enjoys Pilates, walking, watching a movie, playing piano, cooking, and playing games with her family.