What is the Pelvic Floor?

The pelvic floor muscles assist the bladder and bowel perform optimally as well as assist in sexual function. The pelvic floor includes ligaments, nerves and connective tissues; these muscles start from the pubic bone and go to the coccyx (tailbone). Many people are unaware if these structures and if they working efficiently and effectively. The pelvic floor is responsible for supporting the bladder, genitals, uterus (women), prostate (men) and rectum like a sling as well as keeping our core strong and our backs healthy.

What is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction? How do I know I have it?

Pelvic floor dysfunction is not generalized to incontinence alone. When the body is unable to control or support the muscles in the pelvic floor, or if traumatic injuries occur to the pelvic area, dysfunction may occur. Several symptoms may suggest pelvic floor dysfunction:

Do you have loss of bladder or bowel control when you cough, sneeze or laugh?

Do you have pelvic pain with or without intercourse?

Do you have pelvic girdle pain during and/or after your pregnancy?

Do you have frequent and urgent trips to the bathroom 

How does pelvic floor physiotherapy help?

The pelvic floor muscles form a ‘sling’ to support the organs inside the pelvis—bladder, bowel (colon), uterus. Proper function of these muscles can be disrupted by surgery, heavy lifting, being overweight, childbirth, constipation or menopause, affecting bladder and bowel control, leading to incontinence (leakage) or prolapse. Physiotherapists are experts in muscle function, tone, and strength, and therefore have the expertise to to help with these and many other pelvic floor conditions.


  • Persistent pelvic pain
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Diastasis recti
  • and many more


  • Before & after prostate surgery
  • Frequent urination at night
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Tight pelvic floor
  • and many more

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Services


Pelvic floor physiotherapy can help mange symptoms that many women experience with pregnancy. This can include:

  • Diastasis rectus abdominis
  • Constipation, haemorrhoids, pain with bowel movements, fecal incontinence or urgency
  • Low back pain, hip pain, sacral pain, tailbone and or coccyx pain
  • Urinary incontinence, frequency, painful urination, incomplete bladder emptying
  • Painful intercourse, organs or sexual stimulation (Dyspareunia and vaginismus)
  • Pelvic girdle pain, sacral (SIJ) pain, and pubic symphysis pain
  • Bladder pain

Labor and Delivery

Pelvic health physiotherapy can help prepare women mentally and physically for the challenge of labor, delivery and recovery.

  • Education for beneficial birthing positions
  • Pain management
  • Body awareness and relaxation during pregnancy and delivery
  • Techniques to avoid perineal trauma
  • Breathing education for labour and delivery


Pelvic health physiotherapy can assist women with recovery from natural vaginal delivery as well as cesarean (C-section) delivery.

  • Healing of rectus diastasic
  • Postural correction
  • Proper lifting and postural positions
  • Rehabilitation of pelvic floor muscles and core coordination
  • Incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and painful intercourse

Male pelvic pain

It’s not uncommon for men to have pelvic floor issues and pelvic pain. An assessment by a pelvic floor physiotherapist can help by looking for tension in pelvic muscles, joint restrictions, or nerve irritations. We may be able to help is you are experiencing:

  • Pain in the penis, scrotum, anus/rectum, perineum
  • Pain in the lower abdomen, groin, sacrum, tailbone
  • Urinary urgency, frequency, difficulty urinating
  • Constipation, difficulty or pain with emptying bowels
  • Pain with or after ejaculation
  • Erectile dysfunction

Prostate surgery prehab and rehab

During prostatectomy surgery, the internal urethral sphincter may be removed along with your prostate. This can cause leakage after your surgery. However, your pelvic floor muscles can be re-trained to act similarly to the lost sphincter. We can help you train these pelvic floor muscles to optimize their strength, endurance, and coordination in their new role. It’s better to start your program before your surgery. A pelvic health physiotherapist can help you by:

  • Providing exercises to restore strength of pelvic floor muscles
  • Working on endurance, and flexibility of pelvic floor muscles
  • Guiding you with proper pelvic floor and core muscle coordination
  • Addressing voiding issues
  • Providing education on toileting positions


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