About Pelvic Physiotherapy
Understanding Pelvic Physiotherapy
Pelvic health physiotherapy is the assessment and treatment of a range of conditions related to the pelvic floor, or symptoms that manifest themselves in that area.
To become a Pelvic Floor (Pelvic Health) Physiotherapist requires specialized postgraduate training, which includes training for internal and external 'hands-on' or manual techniques to evaluate the function of the pelvic floor muscles.
STEP 1: Consultation
At your first consultation, we will gather a full history of the symptoms that you are experiencing.
This will include questions about related physiological connections, such as low back, hip or tailbone issues, sexual function and bladder / bowel functions. These secondary questions may seem very personal and unrelated, but the answers are important as they are often related to pelvic floor issues.
STEP 2 : Physical Exam
During the first appointment, your Pelvic Physiotherapist will also undertake a series of physical assessments. A pelvic floor assessment is an internal exam looking for trigger points in the pelvic floor, and assessing the strength of the pelvic floor.
This process may include assessment of the low back and sacro-iliac joints, connective tissue of the abdomen and thighs, and the pelvic floor itself.
STEP 3: Treatment Plan
Upon completion of the exam, your Pelvic Physiotherapist will create a treatment plan with exercises to do at home, as well as a schedule for any treatment recommended at our practice. She'll discuss the changes you should expect to see and how long you should expect your treatment to take.
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MotionWorks Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre is conveniently located in the heart of Stittsville, serving the greater Ottawa area.