WHAT ARE PESSARIES?
Pessaries are medical-grade silicone devices that help to support the pelvic organs (bladder, uterus, rectum and bladder neck). They can help relieve symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse (heaviness, pressure, falling out sensations) or stress urinary incontinence (leaking with activity). This can be a simple, conservative way to greatly increase your comfort and quality of life if you have concerning symptoms. Some people wear their pessaries every day, others only wear them during certain exercises that are bothersome to them.
Jenny, our Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, has taken extra training to be able to provide this specialized service to fit pessaries. She currently fits with ring with support, Gelhorn, cube and dish styles. You can use a pessary while you are working with Pelvic Health Physiotherapy treatment or exercises. Pessaries have been called ‘the sports bra for the organs’ – they are truly meant to improve your comfort so that you can do the activities that you love.