The March/April 2014 issue of Winnipeg’s health and wellness magazine, Wave, published an article on Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. This Winnipeg Regional Health Authority publication interviewed Dr. Kelli Berzuk regarding this under-recognized medical health issue.
As many pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) triggers revolve around the pelvic floor muscle, it is critical to ensure that this muscle remains healthy to prevent bladder, bowel and sexual issues, pelvic pain and pelvic organ prolapse. PFD is also correlated with mental stress and depression.
As there are many different forms of pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD), there are numerous medical disciplines available for diagnosis and each have different diagnostic tools for analysis.
Dr. Kelli Berzuk is a pelvic floor physiotherapist and Director of IPPC-Incontinence & Pelvic Pain Clinic. In 2011, she received an award from the Winnipeg-based Women’s Health Research Foundation of Canada to support her research in the area of pelvic floor dysfunction.