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Specialty program: Pelvic health

Do you suffer from incontinence, pelvic pain, pain with intercourse or sexual dysfunction or have you been avoiding pelvic exams?

We can help. Our pelvic health physiotherapists will provide treatment in a safe, respectful, inclusive environment so you can get back to life.

Our inclusive pelvic rehabilitation program is a safe, drug-free treatment that has been proven highly effective to help individuals with varying pelvic health concerns.

We can help assist with low back pain, pelvic, abdominal and hip pain, pain in the vagina, pseudovagina, rectum or perineum, testicular pain, pain with intercourse, bladder or bowel incontinence, urinary urgency/frequency, and bladder pain.


What causes pelvic health issues?

Pelvic health issues can have many causes, including being a consequence of medications, various pelvic surgeries including gender confirmation surgery (GCS), trauma due to pregnancy, labour and delivery, prolapse of pelvic organs, a history of sexual trauma, posture, breast binding, stress, lifestyle/diet, as well as changes due to aging and menopause.


How can a pelvic health treatment plan help me?

By taking an active role and with guidance from a qualified pelvic health physiotherapist, you can take back your life and restore your pelvic health.

Our specially trained therapists commonly assess and successfully treat numerous pelvic health issues and conditions. For example, although urinary incontinence is common, it should not be considered normal. Physiotherapy for urinary incontinence is successful 80-90% of the time.


How does it work?

A customized treatment plan will be developed to meet your needs. Physiotherapy for pelvic health conditions may include a combination of approaches such as kegel and progressive strengthening exercises, stretching, manual therapy, bladder or bowel retraining, vaginal/pseudovaginal dilation, electrical muscle stimulation, biofeedback, behavioural techniques, and education.


What can I expect at my initial appointment?

At your initial appointment the physiotherapist will discuss your unique medical history that relates to your pelvic health concerns, so please bring details of any health problems and past treatments. At Lifemark, you can expect a safe, respectful, inclusive environment.

An internal examination may be conducted, with your consent, to evaluate the function of your pelvic floor, pelvic muscles and connective tissue and assess the neural tension around the pelvis. Our therapist will discuss your
customized treatment plan and explain when you can expect to see results.

Cost and coverage

Whether you are receiving physiotherapy, chiropractic service, massage therapy, occupational therapy or other types of rehabilitation services, most health insurance providers reimburse all or a portion of the fees.

Our clinic staff can help confirm your health insurance coverage. Your treatment may be partially or fully covered if you have extended health benefits, a worker’s compensation claim, or were injured in a motor vehicle accident.

Find a Lifemark clinic to determine the coverage options available to you which may include:

  • All third-party insurance
  • Extended health benefits
  • Worker’s compensation
  • Motor vehicle accident insurance

Please note that for payment, all major credit cards, debit, cash and personal cheques are accepted.

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  • Adaptive Health Care Solutions
  • Ontario clinic

  • Affinity Physiotherapy & Wellness
  • Ontario clinic

  • Bowmanville Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine Centre - pt Health
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  • Doug Freer & Associates - Physiotherapy & Massage Therapy
  • Ontario clinic

  • East Toronto Orthopaedic & Sports Injury Clinic
  • Ontario clinic

  • Lakefield Physiotherapy & Foot Health Clinic
  • Ontario clinic

  • Lifemark Collingwood Sport Medicine & Rehabilitation Centre
  • Ontario clinic

  • Lifemark Physiotherapy & Sport Medicine Rouge Valley
  • Ontario clinic

  • Lifemark Physiotherapy Bay & Bloor
  • Ontario clinic

  • Lifemark Physiotherapy Blackburn & Taylor Kidd
  • Ontario clinic

  • Lifemark Physiotherapy Brock & Dundas
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  • Lifemark Physiotherapy Carlingwood Mall
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  • Ontario clinic

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  • Lifemark Physiotherapy Fisherman & Hurontario
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  • Lifemark Physiotherapy Fonthill
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  • Lifemark Physiotherapy Harwood & Clements
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  • Lifemark Physiotherapy Hespeler Road
  • Ontario clinic

  • Lifemark Physiotherapy Jamieson & Townline
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  • Lifemark Physiotherapy Kingston & Brock
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  • Lifemark Physiotherapy Lakeshore
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  • Lifemark Physiotherapy Leslie & Sheppard
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  • Lifemark Physiotherapy Main East & Kenilworth
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  • Lifemark Physiotherapy Main West & Longwood
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  • Lifemark Physiotherapy North Bramalea
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  • Lifemark Physiotherapy Orléans
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  • Lifemark Physiotherapy Pelham & Glendale
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  • Lifemark Physiotherapy Pine Valley
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  • Lifemark Physiotherapy Scarborough Village
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  • Lifemark Physiotherapy Tecumseh
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  • Lifemark Physiotherapy Welland
  • Ontario clinic

  • Lifemark Physiotherapy Wortley Village
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  • Pro Physio & Sport Medicine Centres Body Works Plus
  • Ontario clinic

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  • Pro Physio & Sport Medicine Centres Jeanne d'Arc
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  • Pro Physio & Sport Medicine Centres March Road
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  • Pro Physio & Sport Medicine Centres Strandherd
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  • Pro Physio Active Aging & Rehab
  • Ontario clinic

  • Trilogy Physiotherapy - Bloor West
  • Ontario clinic

  • Trilogy Physiotherapy - Downtown
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    Saskatchewan clinic

  • Alta-Sask Wellness - Meadow Lake
  • Saskatchewan clinic

  • Lifemark 8th Street
  • Saskatchewan clinic

  • Lifemark Physiotherapy Stonebridge
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