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What is pelvic health physiotherapy?

What happens during the first visit?

What types of treatment are included in a follow up session?

What do our pelvic health physiotherapists treat?

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Price List  
Initial Assessment 60 mins    135.00
Follow Up Treatments    
First Follow Up 60 mins  135.00
Subsequent Treatments 30 mins  90.00

What is pelvic health physiotherapy?

Pelvic Health Physio provides therapy for both men and women experiencing pain or dysfunction in and around the pelvic region (see list of issues it can help). Pelvic Physiotherapists have taken specialized courses that allow them to do an internal evaluation to properly assess the tension and strength of the pelvic floor muscles. Often times there is too much tone in the pelvic floor leading to weakness. Doing Kegels only increases tone, consequently contributing to dysfunction, such as pain and incontinence. If you have been told to do Kegels and find you are getting worse, or are not sure if you are doing them correctly, book an appointment to make sure you are doing the right thing!

Not only will your pelvic floor be assessed, but other contributors to dysfunction will be evaluated. Posture, abnormal breathing patterns, and ANY previous surgeries may also be contributing to your symptoms. A comprehensive evaluation will provide a treatment plan tailored to you.

Pelvic physio treatments are different than physio for a sprain or strain. Most clients will be advised to book the first two (1 hour) appointments one week apart in order to get you started. Subsequent treatments will be 30 minutes (unless coming from out of town, or advised otherwise) and booked approximately 3 weeks apart. Generally peo-ple will only need to see the pelvic physio 5-6 times unless it is a complex case. Due to demand and to help reduce wait listing, you may be asked to book those 5 appoint-ments ahead of time, but always with the option of cancelling (24 hours in advance) or changing appointments.

What can I expect on my first visit?

On your initial visit your pelvic health physiotherapist will take your full medical history and discuss your current concerns. She will ask questions about your eating, drinking, voiding, and sexual habits as they relate to your symptoms. Your posture and muscles will be assessed for contributing factors such as weakness, tightness, or strain. This may include an external as well as internal exam for pelvic floor involvement.

Based on these findings, your Pelvic Health Physiotherapist will work with you to put together a plan of care that is specific to your particular goals, symptoms and dysfunction.

Please wear comfortable, loose pants or shorts to all your appointments.

Treatment

There is a lot of high level research to show that pelvic physiotherapy is a great conservative treatment option for many different pelvic floor disorders. Did you know that in France every woman is offered 20 sessions (covered by the government) with a pelvic physio after vaginal delivery? In Britain, patients are not even considered for surgery for incontinence unless they have seen a pelvic physio for 6 weeks. As Canadian Pelvic Physios we hope to make some of these practices standard forms of care as well. Treatment may include:

  • Continuing Education
  • Manual Therapy
  • Visceral Manipulation
  • Osteopathic Techniques
  • Personalized Exercises
  • Biofeedback / Muscle Stim

What do our pelvic health physiotherapists treat?