Pregnancy and the Benefits of Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy


There are two key times of pelvic floor education: during pregnancy, and after pregnancy.

During pregnancy, you can work with your Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist to learn how to properly strengthen and relax the pelvic floor. A strong pelvic floor is important, but so is knowing how to relax the pelvic floor muscles, especially during childbirth.

You’ll learn strategies in preventing or reducing back pain and pelvic girdle pain (i.e. pubic symphysis dysfunction, sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain).

In addition to learning strategies preparing for childbirth (such as perineal stretching, labor and birth positions, and more), you’ll come to better understand strategies for early postpartum recovery, especially during the first 6 weeks. The topics will include pain relief measures, early bowel and bladder optimization, early phase pelvic floor strengthening, and scar care strategies.

Another key area of education you’ll appreciate during pregnancy is optimal postures and positions for activities of daily living (such as lifting and carrying techniques, getting in and out of a car,  etc).

After pregnancy, you’ll appreciate the benefits of Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy equally

First, restoring pelvic floor muscle function and addressing any issues in postpartum recovery (such as urinary or bowel incontinence, or prolapse) can make a significant improvement to you quality of life.

Working with your Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist, you’ll learn to desensitize and mobilize scar tissue (e.g. caesarean scar, episiotomy scar, perineal tear scar). Addressing pain with sexual activities is a visited topic; as is Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (DRA) – which addresses assessment and rehabilitation strategies.

Other important advantage to working with your Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist postpartum is guidance in returning to an exercise program.

To learn more about about pelvic floor education and treatment, book an appointment today.

Sun City Physiotherapy Locations


1468 St. Paul Street, Kelowna, BC
Phone: 250-861-8056
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103-437 Glenmore Road, Kelowna, BC
Phone: 250-762-6313
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40-9522 Main St., Lake Country, BC
Phone: 250-766-2544
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3970 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC
Phone: 778-699-2006
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