Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy in Kingston, Ontario
Our pelvic floor physiotherapist is experienced in assessment and management of various conditions, in order to help you remain active!
What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy (aka Pelvic Floor Physio) is an evidence based approach to identifying and managing a wide range of pelvic conditions.
Similar to other areas of the body that can require physiotherapy, your pelvic floor consists of many muscles, joints, ligaments and connective tissue, and these structures can cause problems at times.
Our approach can help with conditions like incontinence (whether it’s urinary, fecal, or gas-related), pain, urgency and frequency, constipation, prolapse, sexual dysfunction, pre- and post-natal concerns, or even chronic low back or hip pain.
Since many of these conditions can happen to anyone, it is best to have an assessment with a trained professional so you can start to address these issues and improve your overall quality of life.
For information on the different types of care we provide, please visit our services page.
Although the following list is not complete, these are the more common conditions treated by Pelvic Health Physiotherapy.
Bladder control problems
Persistent pelvic pain
Pelvic organ prolapse (POP)
Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD)
Pregnancy and delivery concerns
Obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS)
Scar tissue restrictions (c-section, vaginal delivery)
Tailbone pain (Coccydynia)
Pudendal nerve irritability
Low back, hip and SI joint pain
What to Expect at Your First Appointment
If you’ve ever wondered what happens at a pelvic floor therapy session and want to better understand what your first appointment might look like, here’s a what to expect:
Our pelvic floor physio assessment and treatments take place in a queit, private and comfortable environment. During your first session, we will gather your complete history and conduct a physical examination. This may include an internal evaluation via the vagina and/or rectum.
Based on the results of your assessment, a personalized treatment plan will be devised to meet your unique needs. This may involve setting goals, educating you about your condition, therapeutic exercise, and in some instances, utilizing modalities or other aids.
Our primary objective is to provide you with a comprehensive evaluation and treatment tailored to assist you in achieving your goals.
Meet your Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist
Rachel Coens, PT is trained and experienced in providing pelvic floor care. She is committed to helping you better understand your condition and reduce your symptoms. She takes a holistic approach to your care, helping you improve your condition and reach your goals, so that you can regain control!
Frequently Asked Questions
What does a pelvic floor physiotherapist do?
Pelvic floor physiotherapists help people rehabilitate their pelvic floor muscles and manage their pelvic floor conditions. There are a number of situations that may influence your pelvic floor function including (but not limited to) pregnancy, childbirth, prolapse, weakness, surgery, constipation, menopause, and pain.
Can a physiotherapist help with pelvic floor?
Yes, but only a physiotherapist who is specialized in pelvic health can provide treatment and effective exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor and alleviate related symptoms.
Is pelvic floor physiotherapy worth it?
Yes, pelvic floor physiotherapy can be beneficial, particularly for issues like urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, or sexual dysfunction. It strengthens pelvic muscles, enhancing control and reducing discomfort. However, its effectiveness varies by individual and condition. Please contact us to see if you would be a good candidate for treatment.
Is pelvic floor physiotherapy covered by OHIP?
Pelvic floor physiotherapy is not covered by OHIP. The majority of health insurance plans will cover physiotherapy and you may need a referral from your family doctor – check with your provider if you are not sure.
When should I start seeing a pelvic floor physio?
You can start pelvic floor physiotherapy at any time! It’s never too late.
How long does it take to work?
Response time can vary person to person for pelvic floor physiotherapy, but most people can expect to see results within 8 to 16 weeks.
What should I wear to my appointments?
You should wear clothing that you feel comfortable in. Some patients will bring a change of clothes, or we can provide gowns and other loose fitting clothes, as needed.