Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

What is the pelvic floor

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles and connective tissue located at the base of the pelvis that plays an important role in how the body functions. As part of the body’s core muscles, the pelvic floor helps with stability and provides support to the internal organs of the pelvis, such as the bladder, bowel, and uterus. It also helps maintain bladder and bowel control and continence and plays a critical role in sexual function.

When the pelvic floor is not working properly, problems affecting one or more of its functions can arise. Physiotherapists specializing in the pelvic floor can help address these issues.

About Francisca Avila

Francisca is a Registered Physiotherapist specializing in pelvic floor related conditions. She is a member of the Women’s Health division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association; the International Continence Society; and the Global Pelvic Health Alliance. She holds a Master of Health Sciences in Physiotherapy from the University of Ottawa (2009), and a Bachelor of Sciences in Human Kinetics from the University of Québec at Montreal (2007). Francisca has developed her proficiency in the field of pelvic health through post-graduate courses and training and she is dedicated to remaining at the forefront of the field to deliver the best care to her patients.

Conditions Treated

At Amankay, patients are treated in a private room. Whether you are recovering from surgery or just want to know more about your pelvic floor muscles, Francisca will ensure you are getting the assessment and treatment you require. 

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