Hello! I’m Jenny Telfer-Crum and I am a Women’s Pelvic Health Physiotherapist (aka Pelvic Physio).
This means I have regular Physiotherapy training (ie looking at pain and movement patterns through the neck, shoulders, back, hips, knees etc), but have also taken extra courses to be able to assess and treat the Pelvic Floor muscles.
My goal is to educate and empower women so that they can be comfortable and confident regarding their pelvic (and general!) health.
What are the Pelvic Floor muscles?
Common Myths about the Pelvic Floor:
- Bladder leaking/dribbling is normal after having a baby or as I get older
- FALSE! This is something that is “common, but not normal”. Pelvic Health Physiotherapy can help to address this, without surgery.
- Pain with sex is normal
- FALSE! Pain with sex can be due to tight pelvic floor muscles/related tissues and hypersensitivity of the nerves in the pelvis. These can be addressed through Pelvic Health Physiotherapy.
- My pelvic problems are not related to my back pain
- FALSE! All of the muscles in the body work together. If you have wrist pain, Physiotherapists look at your hand, wrist, elbow, even up into the neck! If you have back, hip, abdominal or even leg pain the pelvic floor muscles and structures can be contributing and/or reacting to the pain and muscle patterns you are using. It’s important not to overlook this piece of the puzzle.
When should I see a Pelvic Floor Physio?
- bladder urgency and/or leaking (urinary incontinence)
- stress incontinence – leaking with laughing, coughing, sneezing, laughing, jumping, running
- urge incontinence – getting the sudden urge to pee then leaking before you get to the bathroom.
- bowel urgency or leaking (bowel incontinence)
- pelvic organ prolapse (heaviness or falling out sensation at the vagina or rectum)
- women: pain with sexual activity (dyspareunia, vaginismus), sexual arousal
- men: prostate-related pain (non-bacterial prostatitis or recovering after a prostate surgery), erectile dysfunction