Introduction to Pelvic Physiotherapy
Pelvic health physiotherapy is a specialized service which is very beneficial for a variety of conditions which affect the muscles, connective tissue and ligaments of the pelvis and help to promote overall pelvic health.
Our registered Pelvic Physiotherapy North York clinic will review your medical history and symptoms as well perform a detailed assessment and develop a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.
Common conditions our registered pelvic physiotherapists in North York help with:
- Prenatal and postpartum pelvic pain
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Pelvic Prolapse
- Pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy and postpartum)
- Coccydynia (tailbone pain)
- Rectal Prolapse
- Pudendal neuralgia
- Interstitial cystitis
- Female and Male Sexual dysfunction
- Rectal pain and dysfunction
- Anal incontinence
- Anal fissures and fistulas
- Anal neuralgia
Tips for preparing for your pelvic physiotherapy appointment:
- Complete the necessary online forms before your appointment.
- Upload or bring to your appointment your doctor’s note if your insurance requires one for billing.
- It is best to make a list of questions you have for your pelvic physiotherapist before your appointment.
- We provide treatment gowns if needed but if you opt to not use them we recommend you wear or bring along loose and comfortable clothing to allow easy access to the pelvic area.
- If possible don’t wear oils or lotions on your skin.
- Bring a list of medications you are taking.
- Let the pelvic physiotherapist know if you have concerns about the treatment so she may address these issues and make your experience as comfortable as possible.
How to find a pelvic physiotherapy service in North York
Triangle Physiotherapy North York is located at 2923 Dufferin Street right by the Lady York Foods. The main intersection is Dufferin and Lawrence. Free Parking is available.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Can I see a pelvic physiotherapist right after I give birth?
It is generally safe to begin pelvic floor physiotherapy soon after giving birth, but it is important to consult with your doctor to determine the best time to start. Our pelvic floor physiotherapist generally recommends waiting until 6 weeks postpartum to allow healing and rest but if you are experiencing symptoms that may be improved with pelvic physiotherapy, you may certainly start sooner.
2. How many appointments do I usually need if I need a pessary?
Your pelvic physiotherapist will generally need to see you at least 3 times for pessary. The first appointment will be for the assessment while the next appointment is for insertion and proper education of the usage of pessary. The third appointment would be to ensure everything is well with it.
3. Do you have pelvic physiotherapists who can treat children?
Yes, our pelvic physiotherapist at our North York location can see children.
4. Do I need to have another internal examination even if I already had one with my doctor/midwife?
Yes, our pelvic physiotherapist will perform another internal examination during your appointment, even if you have already had one with your doctor/midwife in order to develop an appropriate treatment plan which will specifically address your condition. A pelvic physiotherapy internal examination is different from that of a medical examination because its usual focus is to assess the function and strength of the pelvic floor muscles. If you are feeling anxious about having another internal examination, you can certainly let your pelvic physiotherapist know. It is important to note that your therapist is highly trained and will make the examination as comfortable as possible for you.
5. I developed diastasis recti when I gave birth years ago, can pelvic physiotherapy still help or is it too late?
Regardless of how long ago you gave birth, pelvic physiotherapy can still help with diastasis recti. The success of the treatment will vary depending on the severity of your condition or how long ago you have given birth. It is never too late to improve your pelvic health.