Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
What is the Pelvic Floor?
Your pelvic floor muscles (because everyone has them) form the base of the group of muscles commonly called the ‘core.’ They run between your tailbone and the pubic bone within the pelvis. They are made of up layers of muscle and other tissue that stretch like a hammock from both the front to the back and from side to side within your pelvis, supporting your pelvic floor organs like your bowels, bladder, uterus etc.
What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?
Pelvic floor physiotherapy simply means rehabilitation of pelvic floor musculature by means of Physical assessment. The assessment can be either external or internal depending upon the need and your comfort.
Your physiotherapist will formulate a plan of care for you based on your tone, strength and endurance and last but not the least- what is your “why”, your goal just like any other physical goals- for example- Running, lifting etc. The goals can look different for different people- for some it can be incontinence symptoms, for some it can be just pain relief!
Pelvic floor physiotherapy can help anyone and everyone who has them in their anatomy, that means, all of us!
How is Hamilton Physio & Rehab Pelvic Floor Physio different from other services?
Hamilton Physio & Rehab has started providing Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy exclusively to help women to get rid of pelvic pain by providing them with a healthy pelvis. We make sure to send the paperwork beforehand so that we will be ready to start the assessment once you come to the clinic. We go over all of your concerns from the paperwork before the assessment so that we know your expectations. During the assessment, we do not look at just pelvic floor muscles but all the surrounding causing factors to provide the prolonged recovery. By using different manual techniques, we focus on the patient’s goals and help to achieve them in the minimum amount of time possible. Our treatment is always patient-specific by including different exercises, manual techniques, and modalities from our best Physiotherapists. Each and every patient is different and so is our treatment. We start with detailed and thorough assessments to understand the condition and go above and beyond to get the best results. We make sure to explain the condition and program of care to the patient so that the patient knows what to expect from the therapy. We work on basic and condition-specific exercises. With long working hours, we provide a convenient time to book appointments afterward. We always look forward to helping you in all possible ways and assure you to give positive results.
What benefits would Pelvic Floor Physio provide for me?
What can I expect from Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?
Pelvic floor physiotherapists are trained to help people who are going through pelvic floor dysfunction like any incontinence, Pelvic pain, Pain in intercourse, Pain in menstruation,Pre and post pregnancy rehab, Any dysfunction after post surgery in male or female.
What can I expect from my first appointment?
Your very first appointment will need you to complete a screening symptoms questionnaire which will help highlight your issues /complaints that you are seeking help for. The first session is where there will be lots of talking! You and your pelvic PT will discuss the current complaints and issues you are experiencing, any related medical, surgical/pregnancy history and will try to understand your needs and goal setting from the pelvic floor Physiotherapy aspect.This will be followed by a detailed external and/or internal assessment. Upon completion of an assessment, your physiotherapist will discuss a plan of care tailor made for you pertaining to fulfill your goals.
Do I need a referral?
You don't need a referral to see us. We will do a thorough assessment and if needed, we can talk to your doctor after your consent about your condition. We make sure to rule out all contraindications before starting the treatments.
Is Pelvic Floor Physio safe during pregnancy?
Do I need an internal exam?
An internal assessment provides your physiotherapist clinical information about your muscle tone, strength, endurance which can help determine the Direction of your treatment. Your physiotherapist will always prioritize your comfort and consent for the internal assessments the most. To answer the above question, an internal assessment is not needed if you do not feel comfortable, however it is highly recommended.
External assessments hold an irreplaceable value to physiotherapists as it can guide the treatment towards the completion of your goals.
What should I expect from an internal exam?
After the consent, we will do an internal exam. You will know the tone of the muscles (Hyper/Hypo), tension, reduce tension, assess the strength, and improve activation of muscles. With internal examination, we can directly assess the affected area and determine if exercises are done correctly. With the internal examination, progression is faster and the treatment plan is shorter.