Pelvic floor physiotherapy is a branch of orthopaedic physiotherapy with the focus being on the muscles, joints, tendons, bones and organs found in and around the vagina and rectum.
I believe a big deterring factor from women seeking treatment from a pelvic floor physiotherapist is fear of the internal exam. Nobody enjoys going for regular Pap test and though it is a necessary piece to overall health it is my least favourite part of the physical.
Frequently Asked Questions I have been encountering some great questions about the postnatal pelvic floor. Below is a list of the most common questions. Q: How long after delivery should I wait to see a pelvic floor physiotherapist? I generally recommend waiting 6 weeks before having an internal vaginal examination; your body requires time to heal. However if you are experiencing low back or pelvic pain, seeing a physiotherapist sooner will be beneficial. Q: I […]
The number one question I get asked is “How do I know if I should see a pelvic floor physiotherapist”. The short answer is that all pelvic floor dysfunction should be evaluated and if you are not sure, having an evaluation and the education that accompanies can be invaluable.