Did you Know?

  • An estimated 3.3 million Canadians experience incontinence, or difficulty with bladder control, including up to 55 percent of all women and 15 percent of men over the age of 55.
  • An estimated 10-15% of North American women suffer from dyspareunia (pain during intercourse)
  • 80% of the population experience low back pain sometime during their life.
  • Research has shown that treatment by a therapist treating pelvic floor problems is more effective than verbal instructions alone of pelvic floor exercises (Kegels). Infact, half of the women who receive such instructions, including patients who believe they have mastered the technique, have been shown to be ineffecitve in recruiting these muscles properly.
  • Studies have shown referral to a physiotherapist trained in pelvic floor rehabilitation to be effective.