Introduction to Pelvic Physiotherapy
Pelvic physiotherapy, also known as Pelvic floor physiotherapy is a type of service geared towards improvement of overall strength and functionality of the pelvic floor muscles.
Our registered Pelvic Physiotherapy Etobicoke clinic will conduct a detailed assessment including a physical examination and internal examination to assess the strength and overall function of your pelvic floor muscles and create a treatment plan to address your specific condition.
Common conditions our registered pelvic physiotherapists in Etobicoke help with:
- Anal fistulas and fissures
- Interstitial cystitis
- Pudendal neuralgia
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Diastasis recti
- Urinary and fecal incontinence
- Rectocele and enterocele
- Pregnancy-related discomfort
- Postpartum recovery
- Painful intercourse
- Prostate cancer-related issues
- Interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome)
- Pelvic pain
Tips for preparing for your pelvic physiotherapy appointment:
- Inform the therapist if you are pregnant or if there is a possibility that you may be pregnant.
- Complete the necessary online forms before your appointment.Make a list of questions or concerns you may have in advance.
- Prepare a list of medications as well as any allergies you have.
- It is best to avoid wearing lotions or oils because this can make it difficult for the pelvic physiotherapist to assess your pelvic area.
- Upload or bring to your appointment your doctor’s note if your insurance requires one for billing.
- We recommend you wear comfortable clothing to allow better access to the pelvic region.
- Upload or bring to your appointment any relevant medical documents such as X-rays or MRI if any.
How to find a pelvic physiotherapy service in Etobicoke
Triangle Physiotherapy Etobicoke is located at 1 The East Mall Crescent. It is in the Remax building, opposite Petro Canada, near the Cloverdale Mall. It is on the north-east corner of Dundas Street W and East Mall Crescent. There is free parking available.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Can I come for my pelvic physiotherapy appointment during my period?
Yes, you may come for your appointment depending on your comfort level. You may certainly opt to come when your period is done if it makes you more comfortable to do so. Please ensure you bring spare pads/ tampons to your appointment.
2. How often should I come for my pelvic physiotherapy appointment?
The frequency and duration of treatments may vary depending on your condition. Your pelvic physiotherapist will create a treatment plan for you in your initial session explaining the recommended number of sessions after performing a detailed assessment.
3. Would the internal exam hurt?
It is very common for people to feel nervous about the internal exam. However, it is important to note that our pelvic physiotherapists at our Etobicoke clinic are specially trained and will ensure to make you as comfortable as possible. You may feel some pressure and if you feel any discomfort or pain during the procedure, let your pelvic physiotherapist know and she will adjust her technique accordingly.
4. Am I able to bring my baby with me to my pelvic physiotherapy appointment?
Yes, you can certainly bring your baby with you to your appointment. We recommend you bring along any necessary items such as diapers and bottles as well as a stroller or carrier to help you manage your baby during the appointment especially for the exercise portion of the sessions.
5. I don't mind internal exams but how can it be done when I have vaginismus?
Although it may be challenging to perform internal examination for patients, it still can be done by using techniques various pelvic physiotherapy techniques to help relax the muscles and improve your comfort level.