There is increasing awareness that pelvic floor physiotherapy is necessary and helpful for all types of people. Physiotherapy treatment that is valuable if you experience pelvic pain, pain during sex, after child birth, after gender confirming surgery, cancer surgery, and for treatment of all types of incontinence.
Why aren’t we accessing it as much as we should?
Let me help you picture what happens during a pelvic floor physiotherapy assessment by sharing what typically occurs when you see a pelvic floor physio:
1. A lot of talking about personal stuff. How are your bladder and bowels working? What is sex like? What are you eating and drinking? Your pelvic floor physio is used to and comfortable talking about these topics. Trust me. We’ve heard it all. It’s ok if you aren’t comfortable – we’ll work through it together.
2. More talking and plan creating. When do you experience your symptoms? What is your lifestyle? how do you feel? What is important to you? Taking this all into consideration, we’ll set realistic goals together.
3. A physical assessment. We’ll look at how your whole spine, hips, knees, feet and ankles move. How you walk, what your posture is like, and how your tummy muscles work. We’ll look at it all.