Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

Assessment and treatment of a variety of pelvic health conditions including incontinence, pre and postnatal care, pelvic organ prolapse, and pelvic pain syndromes.

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy is a specialized area of physiotherapy practice that is well established in the literature as a first-line defense against incontinence and pelvic pain.

Pelvic floor dysfunction can present with a variety of symptoms such as:

  • Leakage of urine when sneezing, coughing, or exercising
  • Pain in the pelvic area, groin, or buttocks
  • Rushing to the toilet or leaking on the way there
  • Bulging, pressure, or heaviness in the vagina

You can expect a comprehensive assessment to determine potential contributing factors. A treatment plan is created based on the assessment findings and your goals. Treatment may include elements of breathing retraining, postural education, pelvic floor muscle release or facilitation, manual therapy, establishing healthy bowel and bladder habits, exercise, and education.

Pre and post-natal care

A pelvic health physiotherapist should be an integral part of your pre and post-natal care team. They can assist with issues such as:

  • Pelvic, hip, and back pain
  • Leakage (incontinence) or prolapse
  • Labour/delivery preparation techniques and education
  • Diastasis Rectus Abdominus management
  • C-section scar management
  • Blocked milk ducts
  • Safe return to activity/exercise focusing on core/pelvic floor

Did you know?

Pelvic health concerns are more common than you may think!

*1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience incontinence.

*Incontinence is not a normal part of aging or after childbirth.

*Incontinence has many social consequences which include: loss of self-esteem, limited physical activity, social isolation, and heavy economic burden.

*Most importantly, most incontinence can be improved or even cured without the need for medication or surgery.

Available Thursdays 8:30am-3:30pm

* additional days & times available upon request

To Schedule:

Email:     vvega.pt@gmail.com

Phone:    705-441-5876

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About Vanessa Vega

Registered Physiotherapist

Vanessa attended McMaster University completing both her Undergraduate degree in Biology/Psychology followed by her Masters in Physiotherapy graduating in 2011.

She began her practice in private orthopedic clinics in the Toronto region soon after graduation, honing her musculoskeletal skills, working with specialized dancers, and developing an interest in pelvic Physiotherapy almost immediately on starting in the working world.

Vanessa enjoys furthering her education by continuously updating her knowledge. She has completed advanced courses in Pelvic Physiotherapy and actively treats pelvic pain, incontinence, pre- and post-natal rehabilitation among other pelvic issues in both men and women.  She has taken courses in manual therapy, neurological rehabilitation, women’s health nutrition, taping and Urban Poling. She enjoys treating a variety of conditions but finds Pelvic Physiotherapy is her passion.

Not only has she seen women’s lives positively affected from the changes they can make in their physical health, she is also personally grateful for having the knowledge to have 2 healthy pregnancies and rehabilitate herself after both of them!