Unlocking Wellness: The Role of Pelvic Health and Abdominal Physiotherapy at Union Health and Performance in Squamish
In the realm of physiotherapy, there are specialized areas that often don’t get the spotlight they deserve. One such area is pelvic health and abdominal physiotherapy. At Union Health and Performance in Squamish, we recognize the profound impact that this specialized form of therapy can have on an individual’s overall well-being.
What is Pelvic Health and Abdominal Physiotherapy?
Pelvic health physiotherapy focuses on the muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues that make up the pelvic floor. These muscles play a crucial role in supporting the pelvic organs, controlling bladder and bowel functions, and contributing to sexual health. Abdominal physiotherapy, on the other hand, targets the muscles and structures of the abdominal region, which are integral to core stability and function.
Why is it Important?
- Support and Stability: The pelvic floor and abdominal muscles provide essential support to the spine and pelvic organs. When these muscles are weak or compromised, it can lead to issues like back pain, pelvic organ prolapse, and more.
- Bladder and Bowel Control: A strong and functional pelvic floor is vital for maintaining control over bladder and bowel functions. Dysfunction can lead to conditions like urinary incontinence.
- Sexual Health: The pelvic floor muscles play a role in sexual function and pleasure. Issues in this region can lead to pain during intercourse or other sexual dysfunctions.
- Postpartum Recovery: After childbirth, many women experience changes in their pelvic region. Pelvic health physiotherapy can aid in the recovery process, addressing issues like diastasis recti (separation of abdominal muscles).
How Union Health and Performance Approaches Pelvic Health
At Union Health and Performance, we adopt a holistic approach to pelvic health and abdominal physiotherapy. Our trained therapists:
- Conduct thorough assessments to understand the root cause of the issue.
- Design personalized treatment plans that may include exercises, manual therapy, and education.
- Provide guidance on lifestyle changes that can support pelvic health.
- Work in tandem with other healthcare professionals to ensure comprehensive care.
Common Issues Addressed
- Urinary incontinence
- Pelvic pain
- Diastasis recti
- Post-operative recovery (e.g., after a hysterectomy)
- Sexual dysfunctions related to pelvic health
Pelvic health and abdominal physiotherapy, while specialized, are integral to the overall well-being of both men and women. At Union Health and Performance in Squamish, we are committed to raising awareness about the importance of this therapy and providing top-notch care to those in need.