MAMA [RE]CONNECT An 8-week group rehabilitation program for post-partum women looking to return to exercise safely. Pre and Post Natal Over the course of pregnancy, the pelvis undergoes many changes to adapt for a growing baby and prepare for an upcoming delivery. For some women this can be an uncomfortable or even painful process. Pelvic Pain Disorders Pelvic pain disorders can be influenced by many things and occur for many reasons. Pain can be felt in the genitals, pubic bone, back of the pelvis, lower abdomen, low back, hips and/or groin. Pelvic infections, surgery, trauma, child birth, hormonal changes, prolonged sitting, falls, certain sports or exercises, lifting injuries, pulled muscles and radiation therapy could all be contributing factors. Male Pelvic Health Men also have pelvic floors. Chronic inflammation and irritation to the prostate, surgery or pelvic floor muscle weakness may contribute to incontinence and erectile dysfunction. Certain sitting positions, exercise techniques and stressful events can contribute to overworked, strained and tight muscles or irritated nerves, all of which can lead to pain. Urinary Incontinence Urinary incontinence (the loss of bladder control) and fecal incontinence (the loss of bowel control) are common health issues that may arise from problems with the pelvic floor muscles. Symptoms can include occasional or frequent leaking, increased urge to urinate/defecate and increased frequency of trips to the toilet.

What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?

Pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles that extend from the pubic bone to the tailbone. These muscles form a sling between the legs and are responsible for supporting the low back, hip joints and pelvic organs (bladder and rectum in men, bladder, uterus and rectum in women).  They play a very important role in urination, bowel function and sexual function. Just like other muscles, they can become too weak, too tight or injured.

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About Katie Kelly PT

Katie’s interest in pelvic and core health began as a student in physiotherapy school. Following graduation she completed her first post-graduate pelvic health course in 2011 and has been treating patients internally since this time.

Katie has been trained to treat urinary/fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pain associated with pregnancy, post-natal recovery, post-operative rehabilitation and pelvic pain disorders. Katie works with a variety of patients; from children to those in their 90’s. She treats both women and men with pelvic floor and core muscle problems.

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