Pelvic Health or Women’s Health Physiotherapy is aimed primarily at assisting women who experience incontinence, pelvic pain, or perinatal concerns. This area of physiotherapy can also address other conditions most often affecting women, such as breast cancer, osteoporosis, other pelvic floor problems. Advanced education in the area of pelvic floor physiotherapy is required and Nicki Julien and Leanne Schlachter are licensed to perform this type of therapy. Nicki and Leanne saw a need to serve women of Central Alberta struggling with pelvic dysfunctions when they opened Pursuit Physiotherapy in 2006 and have been expanding this area of care ever since.
Such problems as incontinence (inadequate bladder control), prenatal/postpartum care, pelvic floor pain and dysfunction (which can present as buttock pain, lower abdominal pain, or pain with sexual intercourse, etc) can be helped with physical therapy. These problems can affect women of all ages. Women are often under the impression that bladder leakage is a normal part of being a woman…not true!
If your bladder is holding you back from pursuing an active lifestyle, we would be pleased to work with you to optimize your function. We work in conjunction with local urologists and gynecologists as well as Edmonton and Calgary specialty clinics. That said, you can access physiotherapy services without a doctor’s referral providing there are no medical concerns that need to be addressed.
You can email Nicki or Leanne if you are unsure if your problem would benefit from physiotherapy (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org). As always, consult your doctor if you have any concerns over infections or other problems that first need to be treated medically.
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Physiotherapists in Alberta are primary caregivers in our health care system.
You do not need a doctor’s referral.