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Core and Pelvic Health

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Do you experience?

  • Incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Urinary or bowel frequency/ urgency
  • Leaking during athletic activities, coughing or sneezing
  • Pain, pressure, or discomfort in your pelvis, lower back, hips or perineum
  • A heaviness or dragging sensation in your pelvic region
  • Known pelvic organ prolapse
  • Painful sex
  • A separation of or weakness in your abdominal muscles

*These are signs of core/pelvic floor dysfunction and OT can help with FUNCTION FIRST rehabilitation!

Related to your pelvic health, do you struggle with?

  • Day-to-day functioning
  • Participating in the activities that you love
  • Preoccupation with your symptoms
  • Shame
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Guilt
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Anger
  • Important relationships
  • Sexual Health
  • Body Image

*If you have a complicated relationship with your pelvic health concern, you are not alone! Occupational Therapy offers a holistic approach to your care!

Your personalized support plan could include strategies such as:

  • External assessment of factors contributing to your core health
  • Rehabilitative exercises
  • Hypopressive exercises/Low Pressure Fitness
  • Working with your breathing patterns, alignment & muscle activation patterns to reduce symptoms during triggering activities
  • Ergonomic assessment & functional movement
  • Building body awareness & core connection
  • Activity pacing and graded exposure to triggering activities
  • Mindfulness strategies
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy strategies
  • Environment/task adaptation
  • Trauma-informed care