Introduction to Pelvic Physiotherapy
Pelvic Physiotherapy is a branch of physiotherapy which focuses on providing treatment of the pelvic floor muscles and surrounding areas. It may involve a combination of strengthening exercises, education and manual therapy techniques to help alleviate symptoms and improve pelvic health.
Our Pelvic Physiotherapy King West clinic will assess your condition and address specific needs as well as develop a customized treatment plan which is tailored for your condition. There will be an Internal examination so our pelvic physiotherapist is able to develop a more effective treatment plan.
Common conditions our registered pelvic physiotherapists in King West help with:
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Pediatric issues like bedwetting
- Childbirth related issues
- Anal fissures and fistulas
- Interstitial cystitis
- Chronic vulvar pain
- Painful bladder syndrome
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Rectal Prolapse
- Pain on pelvis
- Prostate concerns
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Sexual dysfunction for males and females
- Urinary and bowel Incontinence
Tips for preparing for your pelvic physiotherapy appointment:
- Please ensure all online forms are completed before your appointment.
- Write down any questions you have for your pelvic physiotherapist.
- Remember to bring the referral from your doctor to your appointment if your insurance needs one for billing.
- Try to avoid heavy meals or drinking a large amount of fluids before your appointment because this may affect your ability to perform certain exercises.
- Prepare a list of any symptoms you are experiencing and make sure to complete the online forms before your appointment.
- We provide treatment gowns at the clinic but if you prefer your own clothing pls ensure to wear loose, comfortable ones to be able to move freely and provide easy access to the pelvic area.
- Bring any relevant test results or diagnostic imaging.
- You may bring a family member or friend to your appointment for support if you feel more comfortable to do so.
- Please inform your pelvic physiotherapist any If you have any allergies or sensitivities you may have as well as the medications you are currently taking.
- Be prepared to discuss your medical history and any previous treatments you have received.
How to find a pelvic physiotherapy service in King West
Triangle Physiotherapy King West is located at 980 King Street West right at King and Crawford. We are across from Massey and Harris Park. Underground free parking is available.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Is it common for me to have incontinence after having children?
Pregnancy and childbirth can weaken the muscles that control the bladder which may cause incontinence. Although it is common after childbirth, it is not normal to have it especially for a long time. Our pelvic physiotherapist can certainly help treat this condition.
2. Is a pessary painful to use?
It is generally not painful to wear a pessary, although you may experience some discomfort when it is first inserted or when removing it.
3. Can I bring someone with me to my appointment for support?
Yes, you can have someone accompany you to your appointment, please take into consideration that there will most likely be an internal exam during the initial session.
4. How do I know what kind of pessary I need?
Your pelvic physiotherapist will perform an assessment and recommend the right pessary and size based on the type and severity of your condition, your physical and as well as lifestyle needs.
5. Do you have private rooms for every pelvic physiotherapy appointment?
Yes, all pelvic physiotherapy sessions are done in a private room.