Pelvic Health Physiotherapy
Pelvic health physiotherapists have received specialized education in pelvic floor dysfunction and are trained to do internal vaginal and rectal exams to determine the state of the pelvic floor. The internal exam is essential to assess whether the pelvic floor muscles are weak, the timing is off, or more commonly, they are too tight and need releasing. For the core muscles to properly function, the pelvic floor has to be working optimally. There are several muscles making up the pelvic floor and they have 5 important functions: spinal and pelvic stability and control, sphincter control (continence), support for the pelvic and abdominal organs, sexual arousal, and they act like a sump-pump for fluid in the pelvis.
Pelvic floor dysfunction can occur following low back pain, childbirth, prostate surgery, hysterectomy, abdominal surgery (even laproscopic), constipation or even long periods of poor posture. Symptoms of possible pelvic floor problems include a weak core, incontinence or frequent urination, sacroiliac joint pain, chronic hip or low back pain, consistently tight buttocks or inner thigh muscles, or any pain with intercourse.
Initial Physiotherapy Pelvic Health Assessment (60 minutes) - $133
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Follow-up (45 minutes) - $101
Note: Your first appointment with one of our physiotherapists is a 60 minute initial assessment. Follow-up appointments are booked for 30, 45 or 60 minutes based on need. Physiotherapy is covered by most extended health plans.