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Picture this: you’re in the middle of a hearty laugh or a powerful sneeze, and suddenly, you feel it – that little, uninvited leak. It’s a bit embarrassing and not something you necessarily want to chat about at your next coffee meet-up. But here’s the deal: This is more common than you think, and it’s a sign that your pelvic floor may need some serious TLC. 

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Breaking the Silence 

It’s high time we normalize conversations about pelvic floor issues. After all, the first step to solving a problem is acknowledging it exists. An essential part of this therapy is education and understanding the many roles played by your pelvic floor. At Newleaf Total Wellness Centre, we’re on a mission to bring the conversation about women’s health into the open, where it belongs.

Physiotherapist showing a pelvic floor model

What on Earth is the Pelvic Floor, Anyway? 

The pelvic floor is like a silent hero supporting your pelvic organs. It stabilizes the pelvis and spine, enhances sexual function, and supports bowel and bladder control. Think of your pelvic floor muscles as a hammock holding everything in place. Just like other muscles, they need care and, sometimes, rehabilitation.

Nearly 24% of people assigned female at birth will have pelvic floor dysfunction later in life. Its symptoms can manifest as frequent urges to urinate, constipation, or even a pressing fullness in the vaginal area. These are not merely inconveniences but problems that can affect one’s daily comfort and sense of well-being. Symptoms can range from discomfort and pain to constipation, frequent urination, and even sex-related distress. 

woman doing pelvic floor exercises with a kinesiologist

The Unspoken Champion of Women’s Health – Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy 

It is possible to sneeze without worry, laugh without hesitation and exercise without fear. How? Through a little-known champion of women’s wellness – pelvic floor physiotherapy.

Wellness warriors, fitness enthusiasts, new mothers – listen up! Pelvic floor therapy isn’t about Kegels (which can make your condition worse). Our therapists at Newleaf Total Wellness Centre use an array of techniques ranging from manual therapy, trigger point massage, and myofascial release to biofeedback and electrical stimulation. The treatments aim to strengthen and release these muscles to improve their function and, by extension, your life. 

Our team of two physiotherapists and a kinesiologist are specifically trained in pelvic health. They are here to offer a comprehensive blend of therapy and tailored exercise prescriptions designed to get at and correct the root cause of issues. Treatments will help to:

  • Strengthen and Release Muscles: Imagine regaining control and saying goodbye to unexpected leaks during your run or giggle fit.
  • Boost Bladder and Bowel Control: Bid farewell to sprinting for the loo and hello to confidence.
  • Enhance Sexual Pleasure: Nurture your intimate well-being by addressing discomfort and enhancing sensation.
  • Bolster Postpartum Recovery: Bounce back stronger after childbirth with exercises geared towards new mamas.
  • Improve Organ Support: Keep things lifted and supported, especially if you’re dealing with that annoying feeling of fullness or a vaginal bulge.

woman experiencing pelvic floor pain

Wondering if Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is Right for You? 

Whether you’re a new mother navigating postpartum recovery, a dedicated yoga practitioner, or a woman looking to safeguard her healthcare future, pelvic floor health should be on your radar.

If you’ve experienced bladder leaks, struggles with postpartum recovery, painful intercourse, or other disruptions to your quality, know this – you’re not alone. Pelvic floor dysfunction plagues almost ¼ of women. It causes symptoms that range from mild inconvenience to severe discomfort and pain. 

Medical device to help correct pelvic floor dysfunction

A Specialized Approach to Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Every person’s body is different, and every postpartum recovery is unique. This is why, when you visit Newleaf Total Wellness Centre, you’ll be given an individualized treatment plan. Our experts will review your symptoms, medical history, current habits, diet, exercise routines, and overall health in relation to your pelvic floor. 

Our centre isn’t about running through a standardized checklist. We ask, we listen, and we care deeply. It’s a sanctuary where you’ll be greeted with understanding and leave with a solid game plan.  

Beyond Postpartum Recovery 

It’s not just new mothers who can receive help from these services. Fitness enthusiasts, women of all ages dealing with symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction, and those who’ve had injuries or surgeries that affect these regions are all welcome. The benefits extend to sexual health, bladder and bowel control, and pain relief. 

At Home with Technology 

We understand that life is busy and making appointments can be tough, so Newleaf Total Wellness Centre recommends various home-based biofeedback technology options. These devices can help reinforce the exercises and techniques learned during therapy sessions, ensuring continual progression toward optimal pelvic floor health. 

photo of the owners and some of the practitioners at Newleaf Total Wellness

Your Wellness, Our Mission 

We’re passionate about women’s wellness at Newleaf Total Wellness Centre. We stand ready to listen, assess, and guide you along the path to improvement. Whether you’re stepping into a gym postpartum or looking to regain confidence in your day-to-day activities, it’s time to say goodbye to “pee when you sneeze” moments.

Pelvic floor physiotherapy may be the key for many women to unlock a more active, secure, and comfortable life. Visit our website to learn more about our dedicated pelvic health services and our pelvic floor physiotherapists, Tajveer and Harman and consider starting your own success story. 

For those eager to deepen your understanding, our resources draw from a breadth of respected institutions and specialists, including Beaumont, Cleveland Clinic, Loma Linda University Health, NAMS, Voices for PFD, and Mayo Clinic Health System, ensuring you’re backed by the best in the field. 

Written by: DeVera Nybo, MBA, Owner/CEO Newleaf Total Wellness Centre 


Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog post is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with a healthcare provider before starting any new treatment. 

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