Your Pelvic Health
Leak less, live better
The Bottom of the Bowl
Imagine that your pelvis is like a basket or a bowl. The sides of the bowl are made up of our large pelvic bones, and the bottom of the bowl (the “floor”) is made up of muscle and connective tissue, aka the Pelvic Floor Muscles (PFM).
Because of their unique placement inside the pelvis, the PFM play an important role in some of our most important bodily functions, including bladder and bowel function.
What is the
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy is the assessment and treatment of conditions that arise as a result of pelvic floor muscle dysfunction.
Incontinence (bowel and/or bladder leakage), pelvic organ prolapse and persistent pain in the back/hips/pelvis/genitals (including pain with intercourse) are all common types of PFM dysfunction. And physiotherapy can help!
Pelvic Health Physiotherapists (also referred to as Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists, or sometimes Women’s Health Physiotherapists) have undergone additional post-graduate training and education in order to treat pelvic floor dysfunction. They are highly skilled practitioners who are committed to using evidence-based treatments to help people optimize their health and function.
What is Pelvic Health
I am a physiotherapist who is passionate about Pelvic Health. I earned my Masters in Physical Therapy (MPT) from the University of British Columbia in 2010, and have worked in a variety of health care settings including acute post-operative care in the hospital setting, brain and spinal cord injuries, and athletic injuries. I discovered the world of Pelvic Health Physiotherapy during my own journey through motherhood, and instantly knew I would dedicate my career to this very important cause.
I started my Pelvic Health training in 2015 and now work exclusively with men and women experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction in Ottawa, Ontario.
Christine MacMillan, MPT, BMSc.
Work with me
I am happy to offer Pelvic Health Physiotherapy in the South end of Ottawa (in Greely Village Centre, 15 minutes southeast of the Airport), at Cooper Physiotherapy Clinic.