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Pelvic Pain and Sexual Dysfunction – Physiotherapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Social Work, Yoga and more:

Pelvic pain is often multifactorial and can often appear to have a mysterious onset. Many women can pinpoint the moment in their lives where their pelvic pain became a negative focus, while others are just “used” to the pain and can’t remember a moment when it wasn’t there.  Pelvic pain can lead to:

  • poor sexual experiences
  • a difficult pregnancy or post-partum period
  • chronic low backpain, hip pain, pubic bone pain and sacroiliac joint pain
  • changes in activity levels.

 

At GWHA or team has many tools to assist you through your journey of recovering your life back.   Often people dealing with pelvic pain clients utilize our Physiotherapists, Naturopathic Doctors, Social Workers and our Yoga programing. (click read more…then the rest appears?)

  • A Pelvic Physiotherapist can navigate the complex road map of pelvic pain and offer solutions and strategies for management. Common treatment approaches in physiotherapy that address pelvic pain include:
    • Hands on techniques to lengthen both external and internal muscles and connective tissue
    • Education on postures, breathing and specific home exercises
    • Modalities like acupuncture and ultrasound
    • To learn more about treatment for pelvic pain visit: http://eramosaphysio.com/conditions-we-treat/pelvic-pain/

 

  • Naturopathic Doctors play in a critical role in diagnosing and alleviating pelvic pain (https://rnfc.janeapp.com/locations/robin-s-nest-family-care-south-end/book#/staff_member/33):
  • Naturopathic Doctors are a key member of a healthcare team for pelvic pain. They assess symptoms, diagnose and provide effective pain relief while working on correcting the root cause collaboratively.
    • Hormonal imbalance is a leading contributor to certain causes of pelvic pain. Naturopathic Doctors can identify, diagnose and treat hormone imbalances using herbs, dietary changes or bioidentical hormones.
    • Prescribe appropriate supplements to help with the root cause or exacerbating factors. Supplementation can be beneficial in reducing pain, decreasing inflammation, aiding in stress management, anxiety, sleep quality and much more.
    • Acupuncture can be very helpful for reducing pelvic pain, it can also be used as a tool to assist in stress management and hormone balancing.
  • The holistic approach of Naturopathic Doctors allows them to address other factors contributing to pelvic pain or perception of pain, including stress management, anti-inflammatory diet and relieving constipation.

 

  • Our Social Worker can give our clients the one on one time and space to discuss and develop strategies around triggers for pelvic pain that may include individual counselling around relationship and intimacy issues
    • As a Clinical Social Worker, most women see me for more than one challenge that they are facing, including; anxiety and depression in pregnancy, the challenges that having a family brings to their romantic and family relationships, work stress, and pain issues such as back or pelvic pain. Mindfulness and exploring your support system (in every area of your life including physical, emotional, and social well being) is a key part of my work, but often the most useful “intervention” is just simply telling your story and getting some validation. Together we will come up with a plan to address your goals and have you feeling confident that you can tackle life’s challenges, whatever they may be.
  • To book an appointment with Jessica our Social worker: https://rnfc.janeapp.com/locations/robin-s-nest-family-care-south-end/book#/staff_member/35