Squamish Physiotherapy Specializing in Pelvic Health & Chronic Pain

Everyone can have pelvic floor issues. The starred *male in the menu indicates that Glow Physio offers comprehensive, holistic, evidence-based Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy for men, as well as others with penises who fall elsewhere along the gender spectrum. Glow Physio will to get you back to the activities you love naturally with the best available pelvic health assessments and treatments.


Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Pelvic Floor Conditions We Treat:

  • Bladder Dysfunction (Overactive Bladder and Incontinence)
  • Constipation and Bowel Dysfunction
  • Post-Void Dribble
  • Penile and Rectal Pain
  • Prostate Pain
  • Coccyx Pain
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Post-Operative Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy - Prostatectomy and Other Pelvic Surgeries

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is estimated to affect as many as 40% of men and other people with penises by age 40.

The Canadian Continence Foundation notes that 10% of men and other people with penises live with distressing urinary symptoms.

Additionally, 10% of men are diagnosed with Peyronie's Disease. It is a common problem in men, causing penile deformity and affecting 10% of the population. Peyronie’s disease greatly impacts sexual function, psychological wellbeing and relationships in affected men, with only 12% recovering without treatment.

While these issues are common, they are not normal, and you have come to the right place for help. Glow Physio offers Real-Time Ultrasound, allowing you to see and retrain your pelvic floor. Therapeutic Ultrasound is also offered. This is an evidence-based technology that has proven to be essential for Male Pelvic Health Conditions, including Peyronie's Disease, helping to significantly reduce penile curvature by remodeling scar tissue and plaques. It is also beneficial for managing and improving scar tissue after a Prostatectomy and other pelvic surgeries. Furthermore, it has been shown to improve blood flow and reduce pain in rectal issues including hemorrhoids and chronic constipation.

 

Why is this happening to me?

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Why am I still suffering with incontinence, pelvic pain or erectile dysfunction?

 

These are common questions. Most people hope that when they have incontinence, pelvic pain, or issues with sexual function, that the issue will simply go away on its own.

They hope that one morning they will wake up and their issue will disappear. It is then 6 months later and they are still living with pelvic floor issues, and they are often worse than when they started.

Does That Sound Like You?

Does it seem like no one is really listening to you and dismissing you? Everyone tells you that “it’s just a fact of life as you get older”. Did you see a medical practitioner because you are having bladder or bowel incontinence, pelvic pain, or erectile dysfunction? Were you told to rest and relax, to “try this medication”, and “see how it goes”?

Clients report hearing this advice, and then return to the same medical practitioner 6 weeks later because it hasn’t gotten any better. Worse, they’re often given yet another prescription of even stronger pills and advised “to just relax” so that things will get better.

Many clients were told to do kegels without any guidance. They may have been offered surgery without trying specialized pelvic floor physiotherapy, which research has established to be the gold standard for resolving incontinence and erectile dysfunction.

Has That Ever Happened to You?

Have you been given different advice from different people about what your issue is or how to solve it? The pelvic floor plays so many crucial roles, and a problem that appears in one area may actually be originating elsewhere. Conflicting information often leaves people at a loss for how to solve their Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. In frustration, many people end up accepting these issues as though they are normal.

While Pelvic Floor Dysfunction is common, it is not normal. Although the awareness of Certified Pelvic Health Physiotherapy is on the rise, many people still don’t realize there is a solution.

 

If You Have Pelvic Floor Dysfunction,
Here Are 7 Reasons Why It Could Persist

  1. Friends and family members told you that pelvic floor issues happen to everyone eventually, so you just accepted it.
  2. You sought help from other Healthcare Professionals or another Physiotherapist, but they only looked at your pelvic floor. The pelvic floor is often the “victim”, and there may be other “criminals” causing your symptoms.
  3. You saw another practitioner who was not familiar with the current research on pain, using the whole-person or “biopsychosocial approach”. This has been shown to be key to treating chronic pelvic pain and dysfunction.
  4. You were given too many exercises to do and you did not have time to complete them.
  5. You saw your Physician who prescribed medication and told you to be patient, but the medication didn’t help and your erectile dysfunction or continence issues persist.
  6. You are getting more frustrated by difficulties when trying to be intimate and this is increasing your stress levels, which is a vicious cycle.
  7. You have heard that doing kegals might help with continence and erectile function but you haven’t noticed any change and you aren’t even sure whether you’re doing them properly (hint: most people aren’t!)

If any of these sound familiar, book a call with us so we can tell you what can be done. The fact that you’ve tried any or all of these things shows your dedication to improve and is actually a GOOD THING! When you know what doesn’t work, you are closer to finding out what does!

Talk To A Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Click the button to book a free call to get helpful advice tailored to your specific situation. There is no charge for the call and there is no obligation to book any appointments after the call. Our goal is to help you make the right decision about what to do for your pelvic floor dysfunction.

This consultation is offered to people who are unsure about Physiotherapy. They may want to make sure we are a good fit before they book an appointment. If this sounds like you, please start with a free call so that we can discuss your specific situation, without any commitment on your part.

 

What Can I Do To Restore Pelvic Floor Function?

Here are 6 ways to get started:

  • Start by Making a Decision – Waiting is what causes most people’s pelvic issues to persist. Many people hope their pelvic floor issues will resolve on their own, but 6 months later nothing has changed, or things have gotten worse.
  • Get To The Root Cause – One of the best things to help you solve your pelvic floor dysfunction is to find out why it is happening in the first place.
  • Do The Correct Exercises - It is a common misunderstanding that pelvic floor issues must be due to weak pelvic floor muscles. An overactive pelvic floor can be to blame and is more common than you’d think. By having a thorough evaluation by a Certified Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, the right series of progressive exercises will be chosen for you, putting you on a path to a long term solution.
  • Avoid Sitting And Long Periods Of Rest – We were not designed to sit. Have you ever tried to get up from the couch after resting for a while, and then your pelvis feels painful and tight? When you sit for too long, especially in awkward positions, the joints in your back, hips, and pelvis stiffen. These can have a strong impact on the function of your pelvic floor. Your physiotherapist will give you appropriate strengthening exercises for better posture and a stronger core, along with hands-on treatment. This is the best way to get you active and healthy as quickly as possible.
  • Stay Hydrated - Many people who suffer from incontinence are worried about drinking too much. When we are dehydrated, our urine is more concentrated, which irritates the bladder. This in turn can worsen incontinence! We should be drinking half our body weight in ounces each day. For a 180 lb man that is 85 ounces, which is over 10 cups per day or more than 2 liters! Proper hydration helps prevent constipation, helps with energy levels and mental functioning, and aids in digestion.
  • Get Customized, Hands-On Physiotherapy – Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is proven to help people with urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, and pelvic pain. If your pelvic pain or leakage is holding you back from the activities you love, if it threatens your independence or gets in the way of spending quality time with family and friends, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy can help get you back to living the life you deserve as quickly as possible.
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How Can Glow Physio Improve Your Pelvic Floor Dysfunction In the Next Few Weeks?

Here are some of the ways we can help:

  • The stress and anxiety of living with pelvic floor dysfunction can strain relationships. We can help you to enjoy being intimate with your partner again without fear or reservation.
  • To get to the root cause of your issue, we give you valuable, in-depth information about your pelvic floor, abdominals, and lower back using the latest real-time ultrasound technology. This can be done with or without an internal exam. We also use ultrasound as biofeedback to see if you’re contracting your pelvic floor properly and so you can see your progress!
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction can interfere with restful sleep. We can help you resolve your symptoms in order to live with more energy each day.
  • We will provide you with customized exercises geared to the activities you have been missing out on, that will enhance your recovery without flaring up your symptoms.
  • We can help you avoid dangerous surgeries and painful injections.
  • We can help you sit and relax more comfortably and enjoy walking again without your pelvis feeling painful and weak.

We are here to get you back to living life free from pelvic floor dysfunction.

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