It seems like everyone talks about those nine special months that take place during pregnancy.
But what we don’t often hear about are the long-term effects that having a baby can have on the female body. Sure, you might be aware of some of the more obvious physical repercussions, but the conversation rarely turns to pelvic floor dysfunction.
This condition impacts a huge percentage of women in Canada, with one in three experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction after pregnancy. The issues include everything from bladder control to sexual dysfunction, and it can also affect women over 40 as they start to enter perimenopause.
While more common than you think, many woman are just too embarrassed to share their symptoms (including leakage triggered by a number of different activities such as running, jumping or even lifting up your child), and won’t seek out the help they need, assuming there’s little that can be done to address the issue.
A weak pelvic floor does not have to be your new normal and there is a fairly easy way to get your freedom back: physiotherapy. A trained physiotherapist specializing in this area can make your weak pelvic floor a thing of the past, and you’ll be able to see outstanding results, in just a few weeks. See how one BC woman, did just that in the video below.
This isn’t the only way that physiotherapy is making a difference. It is often thought that the profession only treats neck and back issues, or post-surgical rehab, but in fact, physiotherapy can do so much more. It helps with a range of conditions, injuries and/or diseases that are impacting people’s lives, for example:
And the best news is that it is easy to get treatment: you can contact a physiotherapist directly – no doctor’s referral required.
So now that you’re in the know, it’s time to start the conversation – and find out how physio can help you. Before you know it, you’ll be back to enjoying life again and the activities you love most.