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Laudina Ahiable, MScPT, BSc , Women’s Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Experienced, Passionate, Caring......Her treatment philosophy is centred around effective patient-therapist collaboration to determine her patients’ goals, provision of individualized treatment programs and patient education. She is driven to help her patients master self-management of their conditions and afford them the ability to participate in the activities they love. 

Women’s Health and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

1 in 3 women are affected by Pelvic floor dysfunction every year.  Pelvic Health physiotherapists specialize in treating pelvic conditions.

  • Urinary incontinence 

  • Overactive bladder (frequent urination)

  • Pelvic organ prolapse (bulge in pelvic area)

  • Pelvic pain 

  • Vaginismus (involuntary vaginal spasms)

  • Dyspareunia (pain during sexual intercourse)

  • Diastasis recti (abdominal wall separation)

 

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy?
Pelvic Health is a specialized branch of physical therapy that involves the internal and external assessment and treatment of dysfunction of the pelvic floor (comprises a group of muscles, nerve, and tissues at the base of pelvis) which support the pelvic organs including the bladder, uterus, and colon.  Pelvic Physiotherapists use treatment plans includes manual therapy, stretching, exercise prescription, vaginal dilators, behavioral training, education etc.

What causes Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD)?

PFD can be linked to various things including diseases and disorders of the pelvic floor as well as hormonal changes. Other factors that increase risk of PVD include pregnancy and childbirth, aging, trauma, and involvement in very high impact sports.

Who can be affected by PFD?
Anyone with a pelvic floor, both men and women.
 
What to expect during a Pelvic Health Physiotherapy appointment?
Initial Assessment: Your physiotherapist welcomes you into a private room where a medical history is taken.
A physical assessment is performed which involves assessing your posture, flexibility/strength of muscle around the abdomen, low back, hips, and pelvis. With consent, an external and internal examination may be done to assess the pelvic floor muscles. Other tests may be done as needed.
The gathered information is used to guide diagnosis and treatment plan.


Follow up sessions: Individualized Treatment plan is focused on treating symptoms and the root cause of the problem. Treatment helps both physiotherapist and patient to work towards a common goal of being symptom -free, through education, manual therapy, exercise, and  prescription.
These sessions are important to help track patient improvement and recovery as well as address any concerns the patient might have. Patient has full control and can withdraw consent at any point in the session.
Pelvic health physiotherapy is a safe and effective way of treating and managing pelvic health.

Pre & Post Natal Care
“ We deliver the results expectant mothers need”

  • Initial Assessment for posture, strength, flexibility, balance.

  • achieve and maintain SAFE and optimal physical fitness, posture, and body mechanics during pre and post- natalperiods.

  • Identify any musculoskeletal issues that could have a bearing on pregnancy.

  • core stability training to prevent and treat back and pelvic pain.

  • floor muscle training to prevent urinary incontinence.

  • feedback to obstetrician.