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  • Anne-Marie Mougeot

Osteopathic Approach to Pelvic Health

Updated: Nov 14, 2022

  • Did you know that many Osteopathic Practitioners receive training in pelvic floor treatment? ⁣ Not only do I love to talk about persistent pain, I also have a passion for pelvic health!⁣ Learning about the pelvic floor was one of my favourite courses in our osteopathic program, and it’s one of my favourite topics to chat with my patients about, though most of the time this important set of muscles tends to get skipped over in many other body work modalities ( unless of course, you are a pelvic health specialist!). ⁣ Osteopathy offers a holistic perspective, looking at interconnections and relationships between structures in the body, including the pelvic floor! ⁣ The pelvic is often considered during osteopathic assessment, just as any other area of the body would be whenever there is a potential for its involvement in pain, symptoms, and dysfunction. ⁣ Pelvic floor muscle tension can play a role in so many symptoms and conditions including:⁣

  • low back pain⁣

  • hip pain⁣

  • pelvic girdle pain⁣

  • chronic pelvic pain⁣

  • endometriosis ⁣pain

  • tailbone pain⁣

  • digestive issues (ex. constipation, bloating)⁣

  • breathing mechanics⁣

  • bladder dysfunction (incontinence, urge, irritability)⁣

  • dysmenorrhea ⁣

  • pain with sitting⁣

  • painful intercourse⁣

  • groin pain⁣

  • inguinal hernias⁣

  • pelvic organ prolapse⁣ ...and even more!⁣ *𝘞𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢 𝘱𝘦𝘭𝘷𝘪𝘤 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩 𝘱𝘩𝘺𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘫𝘶𝘯𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘤 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘯 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘰𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘯 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘧𝘶𝘭 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘢𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘦𝘹𝘢𝘮, 𝘢𝘴 𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘤 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘹𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘢𝘤𝘩. ⁣ I have completed postgrad courses on pelvic floor treatment and women's health in addition to what I learned in during our osteopathic program. ⁣ If you're looking for a holistic perspective on pelvic health, reach out & book an appointment!

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