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. Pelvic Floor (Pelvic Health) Physiotherapists have specialized postgraduate training that includes using internal and external “hands-on” or manual techniques to evaluate the function of the pelvic floor muscles.
Our pelvic floor physiotherapist may assess your low back, SI joints, connective tissue of the abdomen and thighs, and your pelvic floor itself. A pelvic floor assessment may include an internal exam looking for trigger points in the pelvic floor, and assessing the strength of the pelvic floor. We will start by collecting a detailed history of your symptoms. We will then ask about the many other potential symptoms that can go with pelvic floor dysfunction, such as sexual function, bladder, bowel, low back, hip and tailbone symptoms.
You will be given exercises to do, and we will explain how often you should return for treatment. We will explain what changes you should expect to see, and how long you should expect your treatment to take.