Bedford Physiotherapy

Mirella Veras, PT, PhD
Shoulder Treatment

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy 

Women's & Men's Health Physiotherapy

Why visit a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist?

Pelvic floor physiotherapy aims, as its name suggests, to rehabilitate the all-important muscles lining your pelvic floor. These are the muscles you use whenever you control an urge to urinate or defecate; they support the uterus, bladder and rectum.
Pelvic Floor physiotherapists have specialized training in treating range of conditions:

  • Urinary incontinence or painful urination (Leaking with coughing/sneezing/running)

  • Constipation, straining, or pain with bowel movements

  • Pain during or after intercourse

  • Unexplained pain in your pelvic region, lower back, hips, or genital area

  • Muscle spasms in the pelvis

  • Pelvic organ prolapse

  • Pelvic Pain

  • Dysmenorrhea (pain before or during menstrual periods)

  • Dyspareunia, or pain associated with intercourse, can be experienced during penetration

  • Vaginismus

  • Vulvodynia- is a broad category of pelvic pain that can be broken down into smaller subset diagnoses. They include: 1) Vestibulodynia (pain at the vestibule or “entrance” of the vagina); 2) Vulvodynia (pain in the superficial tissues of the vulva, particularly the labia majora and minora) and 3) Clitordynia (pain at the clitoris)

  • Sacro-iliac Joint or Pelvic Girdle Pain

  • Interstitial Cystitis, also known as Painful Bladder Syndrome

  • Hypotonicity (Weak pelvic floor muscles)

  • Hypertonicity (Tight pelvic floor muscles)

  • Anal incontinence ( unwanted passage of gas (flatal incontinence) or solid or liquid feces (fecal incontinence)

  • Constipation

  • Urinary incontinence

  • Postpartum incontinence

  • Inflammatory bowel disease or irritable bowel syndrome

  • Rectus Diastasis (a separation in the rectus abdominis, also known as the “6-pack” muscle. It most often occurs during pregnancy)