Proactive Pelvic Health

Osteopathic Tips for Cesarean Section Scars

The Facts Caesarean sections account for 18.6% of all deliveries worldwide; in North America the incidence has been reported to reach as high as 32.3%. Which is to say that 1 in 3 women will deliver via caesarean section. Increasing rates of caesarean sections worldwide, suggests...

Period Pain (Dysmenorrhea) is Not Normal

It’s a misconception that period pain is normal. Period pain is the most common symptom experienced by almost 45 to 95% of people during their cycle but it isn’t normal. Dysmenorrhea, the official name of period pain, can have significant effects on the lives of menstruators....

Now Offering: Tele-Rehabilitation Appointments

What is Virtual Physiotherapy? Social distancing doesn't mean you have to struggle alone with your pelvic health concerns! To help keep you physically and mentally healthy, we’re here to support you via our privacy compliant virtual appointment platform*. Our practitioners are available for you online starting...

Endometriosis Explained

What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a condition in which endometrial-like tissue grows outside of the uterus (at extrauterine sites). These extra-uterine sites may include the ovaries, bladder, bowel and recto-vaginal septum. This tissue can form adhesions between internal organs and the abdominal wall. It is an...

Interstitial Cystitis / Painful Bladder Syndrome

What is IC/BPS? Over the course of the last century, the diagnosis of interstitial cystitis (IC) has been identified, defined, and redefined a number of times.  The variability in the definition of this condition has contributed to a certain level of confusion in the medical world...

Is it Sciatica or SI joint pain?

The word “sciatica” seems like a conversational ice breaker.  I hear the diagnosis being talked about all the time like it’s something that one catches when you hurt your back. And though it is common, there is a possibility that many people claiming they have...

Stress Incontinence vs. Urge Incontinence

What is Urinary Incontinence? Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine and affects approximately 3.3 million Canadians. Incontinence is not a normal part of any phase of life, but the good news is that help is available. In this blog, I will review the role...

Pelvic Physiotherapy for Bowel Conditions

It has been known for several years that strengthening the muscles of the deep pelvis -the pelvic floor - makes a significant impact for those with bladder leakage. What is increasingly used in clinical practice is retraining of the pelvic floor muscles (PFM) to improve...

Levator Ani Syndrome: One Way to Name the Pain

The human pelvis is sometimes referred to as a 'high-traffic area'. It houses a number of different systems: urinary system, digestive system, musculoskeletal system, reproductive system, as well as elements of the circulatory and nervous systems. These systems are in close proximity and share nerves,...



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