If you are calling because of pelvic health issues, one our team members will schedule you for your Initial Assessment with one of our physiotherapists who focuses on pelvic health assessment and treatment.
The Initial Assessment is the most important part of your experience at EVOLVE. You can expect to spend a 60 – 90 minutes with your clinician who will discuss your health history and specific pelvic health concerns and how it is impacting your life. There will be a collaborative discussion of your goals.
The clinician will then perform a physical examination which may include both internal and external assessment to identify the affected tissue that may be contributing to your symptoms. Informed consent is a critical component of your assessment. Prior to any parts of the assessment or treatment being performed, the clinician will discuss with you what is involved and what you can expect. You always have the choice to decline any part of the assessment or treatment.
Interestingly, pelvic pain can also come from other areas of the body, including the abdomen, lower back, hips, pubic bone, and SI joint. Your clinician may assess if/how these regions are contributing to your symptoms.
They will then share with you their findings, and develop with you a Plan of care that is tailored to your particular goals, symptoms, and dysfunction.
There are various modes of pelvic floor treatment that are well-supported by the scientific literature and can be effectively incorporated as part of your care.
Education about your symptoms helps you better understand why you are feeling the way you are and what to expect as you move forward. Understanding the anatomy and physiology of the pelvic floor, postural education as well as having strategies to address chronic pain symptoms are vital to your recovery. Many clients have improved their symptoms by simply understanding how various aspects such as lifestyle, diet, and urinary and bowel hygiene can affect the pelvic floor.
The in-clinic treatment strategies to address your symptoms will be reviewed. Manual treatment is the preferred method when treating pelvic floor dysfunction. It involves various hands-on techniques such as stretching, facilitation, soft tissue massage, mobilization as well as connective tissue, myofascial, and trigger point release techniques to the affected muscles and tissue.
As with other musculoskeletal joints in the body, an individualized exercise program including stretching, strengthening, proper posture, and breathing techniques are essential for overall pelvic health. Areas within the pelvic floor and other muscles surrounding the pelvis, thorax, and lower limbs are part of the comprehensive solution to addressing your pelvic health challenges.
At EVOLVE, we provide solutions that carry on beyond your time in the clinic as a patient. We want to treat the underlying issue and build up your resilience so that you never look back.
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