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WHAT IS PELVIC HEALTH?

PELVIC HEALTH

Refers to the wellness and functionality of the structures in the pelvic region, which include the pelvic floor muscles, bones, connective tissues, and the organs they support, such as the bladder, rectum, and reproductive organs. Proper pelvic health ensures these structures work cohesively, allowing for optimal function and comfort.

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WHY IS PELVIC HEALTH IMPORTANT?

Support

The pelvic floor muscles act as a sling to support pelvic organs, preventing issues like organ prolapse.

Function

Good pelvic health ensures the proper function of the pelvic organs, pelvic muscles, and surrounding areas in order to prevent dysfunction and optimize overall mobility

Reproductive Health

Pelvic well-being is crucial for sexual function, fertility, and childbirth.

Pain Management

A healthy pelvic region prevents and alleviates pain during intercourse, movement, or routine activities.

Postpartum Recovery

Proper pelvic care aids in a smoother recovery after childbirth.

UNDERSTANDING PELVIC HEALTH

Common Pelvic Conditions:

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

A condition where the pelvic organs descend due to weakened support muscles.

Urinary and Fecal Incontinence

Involuntary leakage of urine or stool.

Dyspareunia

Painful intercourse.

Vaginismus

Involuntary contraction of vaginal muscles making intercourse painful or impossible.

Pudendal Neuralgia

Chronic pain in the pelvic region due to irritation of the pudendal nerve.

Interstitial Cystitis

A chronic bladder condition causing bladder pain and frequent urination.

Tips for Maintaining Good Pelvic Health:

Pelvic Floor Exercises

Maintaining regular activity to allow the pelvic floor muscles to move how they need to. These muscles need to be able to fully relax and contract for optimal function

Regular Physical Activity

Activities like walking or yoga can help maintain pelvic strength and flexibility.

Optimize Bowel Movements

A fiber-rich diet and proper hydration can prevent constipation and resultant pressure on the pelvic floor.

Posture

Stack your ribs over your pelvis to improve pressure on pelvic floor and reduce leakage during activities like walking or running.

Regular Check-ups

Visit a pelvic health therapist for routine examinations and address concerns promptly.

AT FORTIS, WE’RE HERE TO WALK ALONGSIDE YOU, UNDERSTANDING EVERY STEP OF YOUR UNIQUE JOURNEY.

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YOUR PATHWAY TO WELL-BEING

1. Schedule A Consultation

Discuss personalized needs and begin the journey to restoration and strength.

2. Personalized Treatment Plan

Post-assessment, a detailed project/treatment plan is crafted, outlining the therapy sessions, exercises, and any other recommended treatments.

3. Begin Therapy Sessions

Once the treatment plan is agreed upon, therapy sessions commence, which might include a mix of manual therapy, exercises, and other treatment modalities.

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