Our clinic is a private, safe and comfortable space. We understand your first pelvic physiotherapy consultation can often be daunting and we aim to make your consultation as comfortable as possible. You are always in control and do not have to provide any information or undergo any assessments that you are not comfortable with.
Your physiotherapists will take a thorough history and ask you about your goals. Use this time to ask your physiotherapist all the questions you may have regarding protocol, expectations and goals, or ways to measure your progress.
An internal vaginal or rectal assessment may be advised as it will allow us to properly assess your pelvic muscles and structures that are not able to be checked externally. If you do not feel comfortable with this, please let us know.
After treatment, a letter outlining the findings and management plan will be sent to your GP or specialist unless requested otherwise.
- First, your physio will ask you for a very detailed history. This will include details about your current concern, your medical, obstetric and gynaecological history, bladder and bowel habits, and exercise. We will also ask about your goals. This can take up to 30 minutes. Use this time to ask your physiotherapist all the questions you may have regarding protocol, expectations and goals, or ways to measure your progress.
- Next, your physio may discuss pelvic floor, bladder and bowel function and anatomy, and what could be the possible causes of your symptoms.
- After this, it may be recommended to have an external or internal pelvic assessment. This will allow us to check your pelvic floor muscles and structures, and to find out what exactly is the cause of your symptoms. Please let us know if you would prefer not to do this, and we can work around it. If you have your period it is still possible for us to do an internal assessment, if you are comfortable to do so.
- Your physiotherapist will then explain the findings and come up with a management plan with you going forward. This will include time-frames, expectations, and what treatment will involve (this could be pelvic floor exercises, bladder and bowel habit changes, or other exercise).
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