What happens during the Initial Assessment and Treatment?
Prior to coming to your appointment you would have filled out a questionnaire with some of the questions we will be talking about during your visit. However the following is a list of some of the items we may take a look on depending on your situation.
- Assess your posture
- Check for Diastasis Recti – abdominal separation
- Check your lower back, pelvis and hips for movement and function
- Do an external assessment of abdomen, vulva and surrounding area for scars, prolapse, etc
- Conduct an internal vaginal and/or rectal assessment to assess the muscles internally and provide you with that information
- Depending on the information gained during the assessment will dictate the course of treatment. This will be discussed with you and your therapist and a plan of care will be implemented.
Do I need a doctor’s Referral?
A Doctor’s note is not required to see a physiotherapist but your insurance company/extended health benefits through your work may require one. It is important for you to know what your benefits are and how to submit to your insurance company. We can help you with that but the insurance companies will only give the insurance holder that information. Payment is required at the end of each visit.
How many time do I need to come for treatment?
This depends on the information gained during the assessment and how well you respond to treatment. You can discuss this with your therapist.
If I am on my menstrual cycle can I come in for treatment or the assessment?
Yes you can if you are comfortable in doing so. As pelvic physiotherapists, we work with women during their cycle all the time.
Can I bring my baby with me?
Yes you can bring your baby with you to your visit.