Introduction to Pelvic Physiotherapy
Pelvic physiotherapy, also known as pelvic health physiotherapy is a specialized field of physiotherapy that is geared towards improving overall pelvic health by improving the function and mobility of the muscles and joints of the pelvis and addressing any underlying muscle weakness or joint dysfunction that may be contributing to pain in the pelvic area.
Our registered Pelvic Physiotherapy Lawrence Park clinic will take a detailed medical history and conduct a thorough evaluation of the pelvic area to help determine the underlying cause of your symptoms and develop an individualized treatment plan for you.
Common conditions our registered pelvic physiotherapists in Lawrence Park help with:
- Acute or chronic pelvic pain
- Pregnancy or postpartum issues
- Uterine and Rectal Prolapse
- Pudendal neuralgia
- Coccydynia or coccygodynia
- Male and female sexual dysfunction
- Abdominal separation or diastasis recti
- Prenatal and postpartum issues
- Urinary or fecal incontinence
- Interstitial cystitis
Tips for preparing for your pelvic physiotherapy appointment:
- Complete the necessary online forms in advance and bring any relevant medical documentation or imaging to your appointment.
- If there is a chance you are pregnant, please inform your pelvic physiotherapist.
- Make sure to bring your doctor’s note or upload your file online before your appointment if your insurance requires it for billing.
- If you have Inform your pelvic physiotherapist of any allergies or medications you are taking.
- We recommend you wear comfortable clothing to your appointment.
- It is best to avoid wearing lotions or oils because this can make it difficult for the pelvic physiotherapist to assess your pelvic area.
- Make a list of possible questions or concerns you may have so you don’t forget to ask them.
- It is recommended to avoid drinking too much water and avoid heavy meals before your appointment.
- Please arrive on time for your appointment and call the clinic if you need to reschedule or cancel.
- If you feel more comfortable, you may bring a relative or friend to your appointment for support.
How to find a pelvic physiotherapy service in Lawrence Park
Triangle Physiotherapy Lawrence Park is located at 2715 Yonge Street close to Sporting Life. The clinic is on Yonge south of Lawrence and north of Eglington.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Can a pessary be used during pregnancy?
It is typically not recommended to use a pessary during pregnancy as it may cause some irritation. However, it may be recommended if the patient has a specific condition that would require i. It is crucial to be assessed by a registered pelvic physiotherapist to determine if it’s a safe option.
2. I have prolapse, is pessary a must for my condition or can pelvic physiotherapy be an alternative option to avoid needing one?
A pessary is just one option for treating pelvic organ prolapse. Pelvic physiotherapy can certainly be an alternative treatment option for prolapse depending on the severity. It can help manage symptoms of prolapse and can also help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles to provide more support to the pelvic organs.
3. How long will it take to improve my incontinence?
The amount of time will vary depending on the patient and the type of incontinence. Your pelvic physiotherapist will give you an estimated amount of time based on your assessment.
4. Can pelvic physiotherapy help me to prepare for vaginal delivery?
Yes, pelvic physiotherapy can certainly help you prepare for vaginal delivery. It can help in so many ways such as strengthening the pelvic floor muscles which help prevent tears during delivery. It also aids in improving pelvic floor muscles coordination so it’s easier to push during delivery.
5. Do one parent need to come to the pelvic physiotherapy appointment for pediatric patients?
For patients under 18 years of age, it is generally recommended that at least one parent or guardian accompanies the child to their first pelvic physiotherapy session to ensure that they are aware of the diagnosis ax well as the treatment plan. This would help in providing support to the children at home. At our clinic, we would require a parent or guardian to come to the appointment for any patient younger than 16 years of age.