Elevating Women's
Pelvic Health

What is the pelvic floor?

The pelvic floor is a network of muscles, ligaments and connective tissues that support the uterus, bladder and rectum. It is the foundation of stability, continence and sexual health.

What is pelvic floor therapy?

Pelvic floor therapy is an evidence-based treatment for a variety of conditions resulting from dysfunction of the pelvic floor.
Pelvic floor therapy can support you during pregnancy by strengthening of the pelvic floor in preparation for labour, help prevent prolapse and/or urinary incontinence, and support posture, comfort, and healthy movement as your body changes.

Common Challenges and Symptoms of Pelvic Dysfunction

  • Rectus diastasis
  • Pre and post-natal pelvic floor changes
  • Bladder and/or bowel incontinence
  • Urinary retention, hesitation, frequency, urgency
  • Pudendal neuralgia (irritation of the pudendal nerve in the pelvis)
  • Pelvic girdle pain
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Weakness and/or tension in the pelvic floor muscles
  • Pain or discomfort with sexual function
  • Difficulty using tampons or undergoing gynaecological exams

Benefits of Pelvic Floor Therapy with Dr. Carly

Dr Carly is a Level 1 Pelvic Floor Therapist and offers Pelvic Floor Assessments and Treatment to her female naturopathic patients.

Being a Naturopathic Doctor, she brings a nuanced understanding of the pelvic floor that addresses the common pelvic dysfunctions and ensures that women can thrive in every aspect of their lives.

Dr Carly currently holds a Level 1 certification for:
~Treatment of Urinary Incontinence
~Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy
~Labour and Delivery and the Pelvic Floor

How are Pelvic Floor Conditions Diagnosed?

Pelvic conditions are diagnosed by Dr. Carly using manual techniques to assess the pelvic floor muscles’ performance, including their ability to contract and relax. They also examine the lower back, hips, and sacroiliac joints, as these areas can affect pelvic health. This thorough evaluation helps create a targeted treatment plan.

  • Pre and Postnatal Care:Tailored programs designed to support women through the physical changes of pregnancy and recovery post-birth, focusing on core strength, pelvic floor rehabilitation, and pain relief.
  • Pain Management: Addressing chronic pelvic pain through a combination of physiotherapy techniques, our approach aims to alleviate discomfort and enhance your ability to participate in daily activities fully.
  • Urinary Incontinence Treatment: Offering discrete and effective solutions for urinary incontinence, our treatments help improve bladder control and reduce the frequency of leakage incidents.

What To Expect At Your First Appointment

Your first appointment will begin with a confidential and respectful consultation where you can share your concerns and symptoms.

Dr. Carly will conduct a thorough assessment, which may include a discussion of your medical history, lifestyle, and any specific incidents related to your symptoms.

Depending on your comfort level and the nature of your visit, a physical examination may be conducted. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your goals. You will leave your first appointment with a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.

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