Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Toronto

What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is a highly specialized form of Physiotherapy focused on the muscles + function of the pelvic floor. An assessment of the pelvic floor muscles can include postural analysis, a close look at the hips, spine, and abdomen, and an external + internal exam of the pelvic floor muscles themselves. 

Do I Need Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy can be highly impactful for those who are experiencing:
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pain with sex / tampon use
  • Leaks (or incontinence) with sneezing, jumping, running and so on
  • Increased urgency or a "small bladder"
  • Constipation
  • Low back, hip, SI joint, tailbone pain
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pregnancy related aches + pains¬†
  • Postpartum recovery
  • Premenopausal / Menopausal concerns¬†
  • Weakness of the "core" muscles
  • Painful periods and endometriosis

If you nodded while you read through this list, you may benefit from a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy assessment. It's sort of a secret that the issues above can be significantly improved (if not completely "fixed") by working with a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist!

Our Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist - Aliya Dhalla:  

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist in Toronto, Aliya DhallaAliya has a unique approach to her Pelvic Floor  Physiotherapy practice; she really likes to look inside + outside of the "box" when it comes to the pelvis and the pelvic floor ("box" is slang for "down there").  She takes into account the whole person - what's going on in their life, how their social + emotional support is, what previous injuries + surgeries they've had, what stage of life they are in, what pelvic floor symptoms they are experiencing, and most importantly - what their goals are.  She treats with a combination of education, exercise, hands-on therapy, lifestyle modification, and sustainable strategies. She is known for her empathy, her ability to make others feel comfortable in the most awkward of situations, and her sense of humour. 

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy in Toronto

Aliya is a Registered Physiotherapist in Toronto with a B.Sc (Psychology) and a Masters in Physical Therapy. She has completed continuing education courses on:
  • Female Pelvic Pain + Incontinence
  • Diastasis Rectus Abdominis + The Implications for Low Back + Pelvic Health
  • Cesarean Birth: The Role of Physiotherapy in Preparation + Recovery
  • Labour + Delivery: Maternal Support through Comfort Measures + Pelvic Biomechanics
  • Pregnancy, Pelvic Girdle Pain + The Pelvic Floor
  • Pediatric Incontinence + Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Postnatal Fitness Specialist Training
  • Stott Pilates trained (Mat + Reformer)

She enjoys working with women+ during pregnancy + postpartum, loves helping people do the things they love without leaking, and teaching people how to have pain-free intimacy. She is also obsessed with making sure each of her patients are never constipated!

If you're in the Toronto area and are looking for a compassionate, relatable, highly experienced + skilled Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist, book an appointment with Aliya here.  She is available every Wednesday and occasional Sundays at 101 Spadina Ave, Unit 103 in Toronto - within the Imprint Pilates Studio. 

If you're outside of Toronto and are looking for virtual care, please book an appointment here.  

If you'd like to join Aliya on Instagram, you can find her @boxwellnessco. She often posts pelvic health tips + strategies to address common pelvic floor dysfunction. 

If you're wondering if Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is right for you, drop us a note below - Aliya will be sure to get back to you!