Services  Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

Pelvic Floor is now available at Athlete's Care

Toronto Pelvic Health

Pelvic floor muscles function together to maintain urinary continence, bowel movements, lumbar stability, and sexual function. Many people with pelvic pain have pelvic floor dysfunction, but specifically, hypertonic muscles or muscles that are too tight. Alternatively they can have hypotonic muscles or weak pelvic floor muscles, or a combination of both, muscles that are too tense and too relaxed.

What is the pelvic floor?

The pelvic floor is the base of the group of muscles commonly referred to as your 'core'.  These muscles play an important role in bladder and bowel control and sexual sensation.

How can I tell if I have a pelvic floor problem?

Common signs that can indicate a pelvic floor problem include:

  • accidentally leaking urine when you exercise, play sport, laugh, cough or sneeze
  • needing to get to the toilet in a hurry or not making it there in time
  • constantly needing to go to the toilet
  • finding it difficult to empty your bladder or bowel
  • accidentally losing control of your bowel
  • accidentally passing wind
  • a prolapse (pressure, bulging or discomfort in the pelvic area)
  • pain in your pelvic area, or
  • painful sex

Who’s at risk of pelvic floor problems?

People who are most at risk of pelvic floor problems are:

  • pregnant women
  • women who have recently, or ever, had a baby
  • women who are going through, or have gone through, menopause
  • women who have undergone gynaecological surgery such as a hysterectomy
  • men who have undergone surgery for prostate cancer, and
  • elite athletes such as runners, gymnasts or trampolinists.

This risk is higher if you:

  • have a history of back pain
  • have ever experienced injury to your pelvic region
  • are constipated
  • strain when you go to the toilet
  • have a chronic cough or sneeze, including those linked to asthma, smoking or hayfever

How can Pelvic Health treatment help?

Even though pelvic floor challenges are common, they are treatable and you should not have to live with them. Pelvic health treatment can help you regain control, maximize your function and recovery, and improve your well-being.  Research strongly supports pelvic floor treatment as the first line of defense against incontinence and pelvic pain. Kegel exercises may not help everyone since the cause of pelvic floor dysfunction can be either muscle weakness or tightness. Sometimes they do more harm than good, and often are not performed correctly.

Specialized physiotherapists can evaluate and treat your pelvic floor dysfunction using manual therapy techniques externally and internally.

The practitioners offering this program are Registered Physiotherapists who have taken numerous courses specialzing in Pelvic Health and have gain the knowledge and ability to assess and treat men and women with incontinence and a variety of pelvic pain conditions. They have a special interest in helping active individuals with incontinence, pelvic injury, or pain, return to exercise. 

For practitioners, when should you refer to a pelvic health therapist?

  • Pain that fluctuates with menstrual cycle
  • Patient has difficulty recruiting Transverse Abdominis
  • Recurrent episodes of hip and/or low back pain
  • SIJ dysfunction
  • Back/hip pain with history of cesarian birth
  • Pregnancy/Post-Partum
  • Pain with resisted hip internal rotation
  • ASLR symptoms change when cued to kegel
  • Pain following intercourse, erection, or ejaculation
  • Patient reports any incontinence, constipation, IBS, PCOS


Meet our team of Pelvic Health providers

Pelvic Health  is available at the following Athlete's Care locations:


Pelvic Floor Consultation & Treatment: $159.00

Pelvic Floor Follow-Up Treatment:  $109.00

Call one of the following locations to book your Pelvic Health appointment:

Athlete's Care Adelaide - 416-479-8554

Athlete's Care Liberty Village - 416-588-5880

Athlete's Care Etobicoke - 416-479-7455

Athlete's Care King & Yonge - 416-368-9990

Athlete's Care Markham - 905-201-3583

Athlete's Care Mississauga - 905-275-0182

Athlete's Care Oakville South - 905-844-2711

Athlete's Care Richmond & John - 416-546-8994

Athlete's Care Scarborough - 416-479-8686

Athlete's Care Whitby - 905-668-6500 

Athlete's Care Yonge & Eglinton - 416-544-9065

Athlete's Care York Mills & Leslie - 416-479-8377

Athlete's Care Ottawa Bank Street - 613-383-0458