What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?

Physio2U offers Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy for women. The pelvic floor is made up of three layers of muscle which form a bowl at the bottom of the pelvis. This bowl supports the abdominal and pelvic organs. These muscles assist with bowel, bladder, and sexual function, and are one of the four muscles of the core. Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy assesses how the muscles are working together. It determines and treats the cause of the symptoms you are having.

What symptoms can be treated?

  • Incontinence (urinary leakage, frequency, or urgency)
  • Pelvic organ prolapse (or pressure in pelvic region)
  • Sexual pain or dysfunction
  • Pre-natal and post-partum care
  • Persistent pelvic pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Tailbone pain
  • Diastasis recti
  • Numbness, tingling, or burning in pelvis, buttocks, or groin
  • Pain or adhesions following abdominal or pelvic surgery

Treatment may include:

  • Pelvic floor exercises
  • Hands on treatment such as joint mobilization
  • Massage, and muscle facilitation
  • Education
  • Postural correction
  • Whole body exercises
  • Internal palpation
Raechel John, Registered Physiotherapist
Raechel John, Registered Physiotherapist

From a young age, Raechel has been fascinated and amazed by the human body which led her to complete her Bachelor of Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia and a Master of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. Raechel has completed specialized training in hands-on manual therapy techniques, functional exercise, fascial manipulation, visceral manipulation, women’s health, and pelvic floor rehabilitation.

Raechel is passionate about empowering people to achieve their personal health and wellness goals by providing a combination of education and evidence-based treatment interventions.

  • ...Client testimonial... Raechel was both very competent and supportive. Her professionalism and patience had a big impact on my mother both physically and mentally. And now that her work has wrapped up, we just wanted you to be aware of that.