Pelvic health rehabilitation is a specialized area of physiotherapy dedicated to addressing conditions and concerns related to the pelvic region. Our pelvic health rehabilitation services focus on the assessment and treatment of issues such as pelvic pain, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, prenatal and postpartum recovery.
During your first pelvic floor physiotherapy assessment, we prioritize creating a comfortable and supportive environment. We’ll start by discussing your medical history, lifestyle, and any specific concerns you, as an athlete, new mom or active individual, may have. Our physiotherapist will then perform a thorough assessment, which may include evaluating your pelvic muscle function, posture, and movement patterns during exercise.
We’ll discuss your daily activities and exercise routines to better understand your unique needs. Throughout this process, we encourage open communication to ensure your comfort and to address any questions or concerns you may have. This collaborative approach allows us to create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your pelvic health goals, setting the foundation for your journey towards improved well-being.
Frequently asked questions
Do I need pelvic floor rehabilitation even if I am young?
Absolutely. Pelvic floor issues can affect individuals of all ages, and seeking rehabilitation is not limited to a specific age group. Whether you’re young, active, or experiencing pelvic health concerns, pelvic floor rehabilitation can be beneficial in addressing and preventing issues such as pelvic pain, incontinence, and optimizing overall pelvic health.
How do I know if I need pelvic floor physiotherapy?
If you’re experiencing pelvic pain, discomfort, incontinence issues, or have recently gone through pregnancy and childbirth, pelvic floor physiotherapy may be beneficial. It’s also valuable for athletes or individuals with an active lifestyle dealing with pelvic health challenges.
Is an internal examination needed, and do I have to undergo it during pelvic floor physiotherapy?
The decision to include an internal examination in your pelvic floor physiotherapy assessment is based on your individual needs and comfort. It is not mandatory, and we respect your preferences. Our physiotherapist will thoroughly explain the purpose and potential benefits of the internal exam. We recognize that past experiences and individual comfort levels vary, and your preferences will be respected throughout the assessment. We are committed to creating a safe and supportive environment that prioritizes your well-being and autonomy.
How many sessions will I need for noticeable improvement?
The number of sessions required varies based on the nature and severity of your pelvic health concerns. Our physiotherapist will discuss your progress and work with you to determine an appropriate treatment plan. On average, individuals are seen between 4 to 8 sessions to reach their goals.
What can I expect during the first pelvic floor physiotherapy assessment?
The initial assessment involves discussing your medical history, lifestyle, and specific concerns. Our physiotherapist will be asking you questions regarding your bladder and bowels habits and sexual function to get a better understanding of your pelvic floor function. The physical exam may involve a strength and movement assessment and may involve an internal examination to assess your pelvic floor muscles.
Is a doctor's referral required for pelvic floor physiotherapy?
In most cases, a doctor’s referral is not necessary. You can directly book an appointment with our pelvic floor physiotherapists. However, it’s advisable to check with your insurance provider, as some plans may require a referral for coverage.