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The Many Benefits of Pre-Natal

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy


It is no secret that having a baby is a life-changing event. Along with all the fantastic moments bringing a new life into the world, there are also many challenges. One of the critical aspects of post-natal recovery is ensuring your pelvic floor is healthy and functioning correctly. Pelvic floor physiotherapy can help ensure a speedy and successful recovery, both pre-and post-natal.

If you are unfamiliar with Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy we have a guide to what it is and how it can help you.

Your pelvic floor consists of muscles, ligaments, and connective tissue that runs from the pubic bone to the tailbone. These muscles support the bladder and uterus and act as sphincters to control urinary and fecal incontinence. Unfortunately, pregnancy and childbirth can weaken and damage the pelvic floor muscles, leading to incontinence, pain during intercourse, and decreased sexual sensation.

Pelvic floor physiotherapy is a specialized form of physical therapy that focuses on strengthening and restoring function to the pelvic floor muscles. Pre-natal pelvic floor physiotherapy can help prepare your pelvic floor for the stresses of childbirth.

Post-natal pelvic floor physiotherapy can help speed up your post-natal recovery.

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Benefits of Pre-natal Pelvic floor Physiotherapy Include:

-Improved bladder control and reduced incontinence.

-Reduced pain during intercourse.

-Increased sexual satisfaction.

-Fewer issues with prolapse (when organs descend into the vaginal cavity due to weakened pelvic floor muscles).

Promote a Healthy and Safe Delivery

In addition to the benefits listed above, proper care of your pelvic floor muscles can help ensure your baby’s healthy and safe delivery. A strong and well-toned pelvic floor can help reduce the risk of perineal tears and other childbirth injuries. It can also help you recover more quickly after delivery.

Pelvic floor physiotherapy is an essential part of pre-and post-natal care and can make a significant difference in your overall recovery. If you are pregnant or have recently had a baby, talk to your healthcare provider about pelvic floor physiotherapy. It may just be the key to a speedy and successful recovery.

Additional Resources

Parents.com has an article on the best pelvic floor exercises during pregnancy.

Mount Sinai Hospital on pelvic floor muscles during pregnancy.

About the Author

Katja Bergin PT is a certified physiotherapist and one of the owners of Bergin Motion. Bergin Motion is a family-run Barrie Physiotherapy Clinic located in Barrie’s Southend. Katja specializes in pelvic floor physiotherapy. Katja works with women and men to strengthen their pelvic floor muscles. Katja is part of a team at Bergin Motion in Barrie, Ontario that works with all kinds of conditions.

About Bergin Motion

Barrie Ontario Physiotherapy

Bergin Motion is a Barrie Physiotherapy Clinic. Bergin Motion offers physiotherapy in Barrie to clients with a wide range of conditions.

The clinic in Barrie specializes in orthopedic, neurological, and pelvic health disciplines.

Bergin Motion treats clients at their clinic and in the comfort of their home if they cannot travel to the clinic.

Located in the south end of Barrie, Ontario, the physio clinic boasts 9000 sq. ft., with seven treatment rooms and a fully equipped gym.

Katja Bergin Is a Barrie Physiotherapist. She is a certified Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist. Katja works with clients young and old to help them to strengthen their pelvic floor muscles. Katja provides 1 on 1 treatment that is private and discreet. Katja works with both men and women. Book now with Katja If you are pregnant or just gave birth, experiencing incontinence, sexual discomfort or other pelvic floor discomforts.