Prenatal & Postnatal (Pelvic Floor) Physiotherapy
They have physiotherapy for that? I get asked this question a lot. Pelvic floor physical therapy can address a number of concerns that many women don’t even know they can access treatment for. My name is Lindsay James and I am an owner and physical therapist at Leading Edge Physiotherapy in St. Albert. I have a special interest in women’s health. In my clinical practice I get the opportunity to treat a variety of orthopaedic injuries and conditions. In addition to this, I have the opportunity to provide treatment specifically for women and women’s health issues through the practice of pelvic floor physical therapy.
I graduated in 2010 with my Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta after completing my undergraduate degree in Kinesiology in 2008. I have pursued further postgraduate education with an emphasis on pre and postnatal exercise prescription and birth preparation. In addition to this I have undergone training with Dianna MacDonald at the Urogynaecology Clinic within the Lois Hole Hospital for Woman.
Pelvic floor physical therapy typically involves internal assessment and treatment of the muscle and connective tissue of the pelvic floor. Specifically, it can be used as a way to manage and treat things like incontinence, pain, scarring following vaginal delivery, limited mobility of cesarean scar tissue, pelvic organ prolapse and diastasis rectus abdominis. Education on returning to physical activity following birth, in addition to preparation of the pelvic floor can also be areas of focus for treatment.
Looking for more info? Feel free to get in contact with me.
Phone: 780-458-2669 (St. Albert clinic location)