Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

Pelvic Health for Every Body

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What to expect during a Pelvic Health Assessment

What to expect during a Pelvic Health Assessment

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At Synergy, all of our therapists have advanced qualifications in both orthopaedic and pelvic health. We are passionate about the prevention and treatment of pelvic health conditions, including:

  • pre-natal care and post-natal rehabilitation

  • chronic pelvic pain 

  • athlete pelvic dysfunction

  • stress and urge urinary incontinence

  • fecal incontinence

  • pain with intercourse

  • abdominal separation (diastasis recti)

  • prostate cancer prehab and postsurgical rehab

  • chronic prostatitis

  • chronic constipation

  • pre and post operative care, including but not limited to: hysterectomy, cesarean section, top and bottom surgery as well as gender reaffirming surgery

  • children's pelvic health including incontinence, bedwetting and constipation

The impact of all of these issues can be reduced or eliminated, through the help of physiotherapy techniques such as strengthening, stretching, and trigger point release. If you are struggling with pelvic dysfunction, pelvic health physiotherapy can help you regain control, maximize your function, and improve your well-being. 

Wondering what to expect?

At your initial consultation, your physiotherapist will ask about your medical history and your current pelvic issues. Pelvic health physiotherapy typically involves an internal and external examination of the vagina and/or rectum in order to assess and treat the region’s muscles and connective tissue. Clients also receive education about the pelvic floor and its function/dysfunction, as well as home exercises and a combination of home and clinical treatment techniques designed to help resolve their issues.

Many people find it difficult to discuss issues affecting the pelvic region, and our physiotherapists are committed to providing sensitive, confidential care. If there is anything we can do to help you feel comfortable during your Pelvic Floor Assessment or treatments, please let us know.  We are happy to communicate with your family doctor, gynaecologist or urologist.

Q: I have an appointment coming up but I'll be on my period. Should I reschedule?

 

A: It is useful for pelvic health physiotherapists to do an internal exam during all phases of your cycle, so if you are menstruating, you are encouraged to continue with your scheduled appointment. Also, the internal exam is only a small part of our pelvic health care.  Our treatment approach incorporates education on self management, external manual therapy and exercise.  You can also opt to attend your appointment virtually, but it is not necessary to cancel, as we always have lots to work on.  

Q: I am not comfortable having an internal exam?  Can you still help me?

A: Yes!  Our pelvic health team use many treatment approaches, and will ensure you feel comfortable with the care plan.  

All services are billed as Physiotherapy, and covered by many private health care plans.  Please note we do not direct bill.