Tips to Help You Love Your Pelvic Floor

By Athlete's Care on February 08, 2024

February is the month of love 💗 time to LOVE YOUR PELVIC FLOOR💕

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist, Vishnee Visagan, shares these tips to help you love your pelvic floor:

  • In the morning, try to have water before caffeine! If you notice that caffeinated drinks make you feel like you have to urinate often, try to have some water before your morning tea or coffee. This can help reduce the irritation of the bladder tissues. This is also a great way to make sure you’re drinking water throughout the day!

  • Don’t strain on the toilet! This can place a lot of tension on the pelvic floor. Try to take deep abdominal breaths when urinating or having a bowel movement to keep the pelvic floor muscles relaxed while on the toilet. This can help things move easier out of the body!

  • Get your movement in throughout the day! If you catch yourself sitting a lot during the day, try to take a movement break every hour. This can include walking for a few minutes or doing a few of your favourite stretches!

  • If you experience any of the following:

 - leakage

-  increased urinary/bowel urgency

 - pelvic pain

 - constipation

 - pain with sexual activity

- ongoing hip or low back pain book into see a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist at Athlete's Care!

Vishnee is a Registered Physiotherapist, passionate about educating and empowering clients to help them improve their overall function and quality of life. She values helping clients understand the 'why' behind their injuries or conditions. She views health from a holistic perspective and uses a client-centered approach to provide individualized care. Vishnee has also trained in pelvic health physiotherapy. Her interest in this area stems from wanting to help normalize conversations about all things pelvic health. Click a link below to book directly into Vishnee's schedule or call 416-479-8799

Book an appointment with Vishnee at Athlete's Care Keele & Steeles - York University Track & Field Centre

Book an appointment with Vishnee at Athlete's Care Keele & Steeles - Accolade East Building, Rm 145

Click the link below to learn more about Pelvic Health Physiotherapy and how it can help you.  

Pelvic Health Services at Athlete's Care