Women's Health

Throughout their lifetime, women experience unique events that can change their bodies and their physical function. This includes pregnancy, labour and delivery, menopause, and urological or gynelogical surgeries. As a result of these events, normal bladder, bowel, and sexual function may change. Women may begin to experience incontinence (bladder or bowel leakage) or painful sexual intercourse. Often, the pelvic floor muscles are involved with these bodily changes.

Women’s health physiotherapy treatment involves retraining the pelvic floor muscles to restore normal bladder, bowel and sexual function.

At Marpole Physiotherapy Clinic, pelvic floor physiotherapists Carmen MacAngus and Sally Stelling can help you correct your pelvic floor muscle function and teach you strategies to deal with the following problems:

  • bladder or bowel incontinence
  • painful sexual intercourse (dyspareunia)
  • overactive bladder (frequency and urgency)
  • interstitial cystitis
  • pregnancy-related problems (pelvic pain, incontinence)
  • constipation
  • vulvodynia, vestibulodynia

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We are the clinic of choice in Vancouver


220-8337 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6P 4Z8


(604) 263-4414
The City of Vancouver and the Province of BC are now in a state of emergency as a result of COVID-19. Marpole Physiotherapy is now closed from 7 pm March 18th until Sunday, March 29th and will re-open on March 30th at 7 am. This may change but this is what we anticipate. At this moment in time the safety of our staff, patients, and families, and the greater community is our priority and we are following the requests from Health officials. Patients with urgent needs are invited to email or call us as our physiotherapists may be able to help you on a case by case basis. We will also be reaching out to patients shortly with online physiotherapy service options. We want to stay in touch and be a support during the next few weeks as we all self-isolate. We will be available by phone or email and will endeavor to get back to you ASAP if you leave us a message. I want to let each of you know that atthis point in time we have had no reports of any patienst or staff with any COVID19 symptoms, and are closing purely as we feel it is our civic duty to do so. To all our patients: Thank you for your loyal support over the past 25 years and more. We love you and look forward to seeing you soon. Take care of each other, and be well.