Innovative Non-Surgical Treatment for Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Conditions
Divergent Health’s Pelvic Floor Clinic in Calgary specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic floor disorders. Our experienced team of doctors and therapists understand the sensitive nature of these conditions and are committed to providing individualized, compassionate care for our patients.
Don’t suffer from the embarrassment or limitation of pelvic health issues. With the right treatment, you can regain control and improve your quality of life. Divergent Health is a multi-disciplinary team of physiotherapists, kinesiologists and medical doctors who specialize in pelvic floor health and education. Our clinic features effective and innovative treatments that don’t require surgery. When combined with our experience and expertise, we can provide you with optimal results.
What are Pelvic Floor Conditions?
Pelvic floor conditions refer to a range of disorders that affect the muscles, ligaments, and connective tissue in the pelvic region. These conditions can cause a variety of symptoms and greatly affect a person’s quality of life.
You may be experiencing pelvic floor conditions such as:
This type of pain is often caused by muscle tension and tightness in the muscles that support the pelvis.
When these muscles become weakened or damaged, they can cause pelvic, hip or joint pain.
Accidental leakage can occur due to weakness or damage to the muscles that control the bladder or rectum.
This is a chronic condition that causes pain and discomfort in the bladder and pelvic area.
Weakened or damaged pelvic floor muscles may result in decreased sexual desire, difficulty achieving orgasm, or difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection for men.
Muscles and tissues of the pelvic floor may become weak or damaged resulting in difficulty or pain during bowel movements.
Pelvic organ prolapse
This occurs when the muscles and ligaments that support the pelvic organs (such as the bladder, uterus, and rectum) become weakened or damaged, causing the organs to bulge or protrude into the vaginal canal.
What Causes Pelvic Floor Conditions?
Understanding the causes of pelvic floor dysfunction is essential in order to effectively manage and treat the condition.
- Childbirth: pregnancy and vaginal childbirth can weaken the pelvic floor muscles and connective tissue.
- Hormonal changes: menopause and hormonal imbalances can also affect the pelvic floor muscles and increase the risk of dysfunction.
- Surgery: certain surgical procedures, such as a hysterectomy, can damage the pelvic floor muscles and nerves.
- Chronic constipation: straining during bowel movements can put extra pressure on the pelvic floor muscles.
- Chronic coughing: persistent coughing can also put pressure on the pelvic floor.
- Obesity or being overweight: excess weight can put additional strain.
- Neurological conditions: multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and nerve damage from diabetes can affect the nerves that control the pelvic floor.
Pelvic Floor Clinic Treatments
Divergent Health features a multidisciplinary approach to treating pelvic floor conditions. Our team of physiotherapists, kinesiology and medical doctors work collaboratively to build an individualized plan for Calgary patients. Our Pelvic Floor Clinic offers a wide range of treatment options, including physical therapy, exercise and advanced equipment to help alleviate symptoms and improve overall well-being.
Education and Lifestyle changes
Making small adjustments to your lifestyle in Calgary, like maintaining a healthy body weight and limiting caffeine and alcohol consumption, can enhance your ability to control your pelvic floor muscles.
Pelvic floor physiotherapy
Pelvic floor physiotherapy focuses on the muscles, ligaments, and connective tissue that support the pelvic organs. These muscles can become weakened or damaged due to pregnancy, childbirth, surgery, or other factors.
An individualized exercise program may include weight loss to relieve pressure on the pelvic muscles, breathing techniques, stretching, and strength training for the pelvic floor, core, lower back and hips.
EMSELLA Pelvic Floor Treatment Without Surgery
EMSELLA is a non-invasive treatment option that uses electromagnetic energy to stimulate the pelvic floor muscles. This treatment can improve muscle tone, increase blood flow, and help with bladder control. EMSELLA is non-surgical, pain-free and requires no downtime, making it a convenient option for Calgarians who want to improve their urinary incontinence without the risks and recovery time associated with surgery.
EMSELLA is performed on a chair and typically takes around 30 minutes per session. It is a comfortable and painless treatment option that can be done in-office with no downtime needed.
Pelvic Floor Clinic Appointments in Calgary
We understand that seeking treatment for pelvic floor disorders can be uncomfortable and difficult, but our team of experts is here to guide you every step of the way. Our clinic offers a comfortable and private environment, and we work closely with each patient to develop a treatment plan that meets their specific needs.