Acacia Dockside
Book Online

Acacia Westside
Book Online

COVID-19 NOTICE: In person appointments at our Westside location resume June 1, 2020. Please review our Health & Safety Protocols and our full COVID-19 Notice

Pelvic Health

Pelvic health concerns are common but not normal. They can be treated.

Pelvic health is when the reproductive organs, bladder, bowel and their support systems are working their absolute best. It plays an important role in physical, mental, social and sexual wellness.


We specialize in rehabilitation and treatment of a variety of pelvic concerns and symptoms, especially pre and postnatal care.

Pelvic Health concerns can be quite varied and most commonly include:

Learn more

Our pelvic health team works with you to build healthy habits, prevent future symptoms, and address unhelpful beliefs about your body. Currently our Pelvic Health team is only working with female patients.

Available treatments


Pelvic health physical therapy is a focused area of physiotherapy that addresses concerns of the pelvic muscles and surrounding organs. The goal is to increase your ability to engage in meaningful activities and improve your quality of life.

It is important to have a pelvic assessment before beginning pelvic exercises. A pelvic assessment will allow your physiotherapist to determine your pelvic strength as well as the mobility and coordination of your pelvic muscles.


Naturopathic medicine can identify and address causes of pelvic health concerns such as vaginal dryness, endometriosis, and constipation. Trained naturopathic doctors can also assess pelvic floor muscles and overall pelvic health.

Naturopathic doctors also offer cervical cancer screening, when indicated.

Benefits of treatment

What to expect

Please note, some people prefer not to have internal assessments or treatments. It is always your choice.


Initial assessments – 1 to 1.5 hours

Meeting a practitioner for the first time can be overwhelming. This is especially true when it involves a sensitive area of the body. You’ll have a better idea about the cause of your symptoms and a treatment plan after your initial assessment.

Follow-up appointment

Your therapist will recommend an appropriate amount of time for a follow-up appointment based on your personalized treatment plan. This can vary from session to session.

Note: We recommend booking a longer session if you have multiple conditions, long-standing history of your condition, and/or an extensive medical history.


Initial assessments – 1 hour

Your naturopath will thoroughly discuss and review your symptoms and history with you.

Your treatment may include:

Your practitioner may refer you to a physiotherapist for further exercises.

Follow-up appointments

Follow up appointments are specific to your concerns and treatment plan.

Our beliefs

A healthy pelvic region is achievable

Although it is common, pelvic symptoms are not normal.

You can be free of pelvic symptoms

We believe pelvic conditions can be treated.

Your pelvic health shouldn’t limit you

We believe pelvic health care can improve your confidence to do all the activities you love.

Learn more about pelvic health

Pelvic health involves the study and care for conditions that affect the pelvic floor.

The pelvic floor is made up of the muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues that support the

pelvic organs and structures. These include:

Healthy pelvic floor muscles prevent bladder and bowel leakage and prolapse. They also play an important role in sexual function.

The pelvic floor can be weakened by pregnancy, childbirth, prostate cancer treatment, obesity and the straining of chronic constipation.

Alternately, you can have problems with your pelvic floor if these muscles are working too hard. This is known as pelvic floor hyper function and can lead to symptoms such as: pelvic pain, urinary frequency and pain with intercourse.

Complaints may include:

More Info

Common Pelvic Health Concerns

Pelvic Pain

Post-Surgical and Chemotherapy/Radiation 


Pregnancy & Prenatal

Our Practitioners

Dr. Michelle Payne

Naturopathic Physician

Special interest in women’s health, focusing on fertility and pregnancy. Passionate about helping patients with mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety. Supports patients achieving their goals through individualized and feasible treatment plans.
view full profile »

Morsal Niazi

Physiotherapist, Pelvic Health

Morsal’s interest in physiotherapy was directly related to the quality and quantity of time physiotherapists are able to spend with...
view full profile »