What Is Pelvic Health Physiotherapy?
Pelvic Health Physio is covered under “physiotherapy” with most extended health insurance plans. It 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 (although not always needed) to properly assess the pelvic floor muscles, nerves, ligaments and connective tissue.
Doing Kegels is not always advisable! 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! We will consider you as a whole person and customize treatments to address your issues unique 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 2-3 weeks apart.
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 10 - 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:
- Manual Therapy
- Visceral / Fascial Techniques
- Personalized Exercises / Stretches
- Biofeedback / Muscle Stim
What Do Our Pelvic Health Physiotherapists Treat?
What Is The Cost For Pelvic Physiotherapy?
|Pelvic Physiotherapy Prices||Regular|
|Initial Assessment 60 - 75 mins||165.00|
|Follow Up Treatments|