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  • Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists are trained to perform internal pelvic examination, assess and treat pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and help treat conditions such as pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, painful intercourse, urgency and frequency.
    Pelvic floor muscle training has been shown to decrease urinary incontinence in women and should be used as first line of treatment for urinary incontinence and pelvic pain syndromes (such as bladder pain syndrome or interstitial cystitis, prostate pain syndrome and vulva pain syndrome). Pelvic floor muscle training has been shown in recent studies to improve incontinence in men post-prostatectomy.
    Treatment includes lower body evaluation, internal pelvic examination, pelvic floor muscle training, relaxation, stretches, behavioral therapy, trigger point release, biofeedback, muscle stimulation and acupuncture. Pre-natal education and Prostatectomy pre and post education are also available.
    Biofeedback can be used to help clients understand how to be in touch with their pelvic muscles and perform their exercises more effectively.
    Acupuncture can also be used to treat pelvic pain, retention, urgency and frequency and other conditions that may affect the bladder or the pelvis.

    To book an appointment with Sam Hughes, the pelvic floor Physiotherapist at Physiomoves Physiotherapy Clinic (Ocean Park location), please call (604) 385-4000.  

    To learn more about pelvic floor physiotherapy assessment and treatment for men and women, please visit www.samhughesphysiotherapy.com 

  • MScPT (Master of Science in Physical Therapy), CAFCI (Acupuncture)

    sam hughesSam completed her Master's program in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta in 2007 under some of the most recognized physical therapy professors in Canada. For the past 7 years, Sam has been the main pelvic floor physiotherapist at the bladder health clinic at Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surrey Center in Surrey. During this time, Sam has developed specialized programs for incontinent men post-prostatectomy, as well as helping develop the Bladder Clinic.

    Sam is very involved in our community, having given presentations to the public, physicians, and other health practitioners concerning: urinary incontinence, postpartum education, chronic pelvic pain, and post prostatectomy urinary recovery.

    Continuing to upgrade and diversify her skills, Sam has obtained the acupuncture Canada certification to help treat urinary urgency, retention, and pain. She continues to research the effects of manual acupuncture to treat urinary retention.

    Known as a caring professional, Sam believes in treating people holistically by collaboratively working with other health practitioners if necessary to help clients to their optimal recovery. Sam specializes in the treatment of pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and conditions such as:
    • urinary incontinence
    • urgency and frequency
    • sexual pain
    • pelvic pain
    • low back pain • urinary retention
    • pelvic organ prolapse
    • constipation
    • diastasis recti (abdomen separation)
    • chronic pelvic pain syndromes


    When Sam isn't working, she is a busy mother of two, a competitive dancer, gardener, and has recently been working towards her International sailing certification.

    Fluent in Portuguese, and Spanish, Sam is also conversant in French, and Italian.

    Sam is currently available at the Physiomoves South Surrey location on Thursdays.

Surrey Location

Call us: 604.575.7477

Find us: #110, 5620 152nd St. Surrey, BC
Located at Hwy 10 & 152nd St.
(1st Floor of Rodeo Square building)


South Surrey Location

Call us: 604.385.4000

Find us:  1599- 128th St. South Surrey, BC
Located at 16th ave & 128th St. in Ocean Park
(next to Schill Insurance)