pelvic floor physical therapy what to expect

What to Expect on Your First Visit to Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

May 2, 2024

Welcome to Pelvic Floor Therapy

We are excited to welcome you to your first appointment at Pelvic Health Solutions. Pelvic floor therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy focused on addressing musculoskeletal dysfunction and improving function in the pelvic floor muscles. During your initial visit, we will conduct a comprehensive assessment to understand your concerns and develop a personalized treatment plan.

What to Expect During Your Visit

  • Dress Code: We recommend wearing comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that allows for ease of movement. Depending on the examination requirements, you may be asked to change into a gown for certain aspects of the assessment.
  • Medical History Review: Your therapist will begin by reviewing your medical history, paying close attention to any pelvic floor-related symptoms or concerns you may have.
  • Open Discussion: We value open communication and provide a private and confidential space for you to discuss your symptoms, concerns, and treatment goals with your therapist.
  • Comprehensive Examination: Your therapist will conduct a thorough physical examination, which may include both external and internal components.
    • External Assessment: This will involve an evaluation of your posture, gait, muscle strength, and flexibility of the pelvis, hips, and lower back.
    • Internal Examination: If deemed necessary and with your consent, an internal examination of the pelvic floor muscles may be performed. This procedure, conducted with sensitivity and professionalism, allows for a detailed assessment of muscle tone, strength, and coordination.
  • Education and Treatment Planning: Following the examination, your therapist will provide education about pelvic floor anatomy, function, and potential contributing factors to your symptoms. Together, you’ll collaboratively develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to address your specific needs and goals.

Why Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?

Pelvic floor physical therapy offers specialized care for individuals experiencing a range of pelvic floor dysfunctions, including urinary or fecal incontinence, pelvic pain, painful intercourse, and more. Unlike general physical therapy, pelvic floor therapy focuses specifically on conditions affecting the pelvic region, with therapists trained in specialized techniques to address these unique concerns.

Your Initial Visit Marks an Important Step

Your decision to seek pelvic floor therapy is an important one, and your first visit signifies the beginning of your journey towards improved pelvic health and overall well-being. Our dedicated team is committed to providing compassionate and individualized care to support you along this path. Should you have any questions or concerns at any point, please don’t hesitate to discuss them with your therapist.

We look forward to accompanying you on your pelvic floor therapy journey and assisting you in achieving your treatment goals.

Pelvic Health Solutions

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