Pelvic Health

Improving Pelvic Floor Muscle Health For Everyone.

Pelvic Health Rehabilitation is a growing area of specialty as people are becoming more comfortable speaking with their Health care Practitioners about issues they are experiencing with their bladder, bowel and sexual function. Although changes in bladder and bowel function following pregnancy are common, people should not resign themselves to thinking it is normal. Research reviewed by the Cochrane Collaboration supports Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation, provided by Physiotherapists who have specialized training in this field, prior to surgical consultation for stress, urge and mixed incontinence.

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It is not just women that have pelvic floor muscles!  Men and non-binary people also experience urinary incontinence and for those who have had surgery for prostate cancer, it is not uncommon. Research supports the use of Pelvic Health Physiotherapy as PRE-habilitation, prior to surgery, to improve post-operative recovery. When Pelvic Health Physiotherapy was started within 3 months prior to surgery, these men had better outcomes then those who started Pelvic Health Physiotherapy after surgery.

Did you know that the pelvic floor muscles are an integral component of our core muscles and play an essential role in keeping our backs healthy? Do you have persistent low back or sacroiliac pain and dysfunction? It may be time for you to see a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist!

Pelvic Health Physiotherapists are skilled in the assessment and treatment of:

  • Bowel issues, including constipation, straining or pain
  • Diastasis recti
  • Incontinence
  • Pain in the low back, sacroiliac joints, pelvis and hips
  • Painful intercourse (dyspareunia)
  • Pelvic Organ prolapse
  • Pre-natal and post-natal care
  • Urinary frequency and urgency


At Strive, we work as a team. Your Strive Pelvic Health Physiotherapist will work with your Physician, Physiotherapist, Registered Massage Therapist and other members of your health and wellness team, to help you feel better and achieve your goals.


Not sure if Pelvic Health Rehabilitation can help you?

You can book a free 10-minute phone consultation with Stephanie Gardonio, Physiotherapist, who is dedicated to improving the quality of life for those living with pelvic floor dysfunction. Please give us a call at 416-486-4776 or book a 10 min Ask a Physio Complementary Q&A appointment online.

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Rates:

Effective January 1st 2024


Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Rates:

Effective January 1st 2022
Melanie MacKinnon has a separate fee schedule, please see our booking site or call 416-486-4776 for more information.

Stephanie Gardonio

BPHE, BSc(Biology), MScPT, MCPA

Registered Physiotherapist, Pelvic Health Rehabilitation


Stephanie has curated a Physiotherapy tool box that allows her multiple points of view to meet her patients’ needs. She has taken courses in the McKenzie Method for assessing and treating spinal conditions. She has completed mat and reformer Rehabilitative Pilates courses through Stott Pilates, training she uses to create customized exercise programs. Understanding the roll of the pelvic floor in the effective treatment of low back pain, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, bowel and bladder dysfunction and during a women’s journey from pre-natal to post-natal, she has completed Pelvic Health Rehabilitation courses. She is qualified to perform internal assessment and treatment of the pelvic floor.

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