The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that form a sling to support the pelvic organs: bladder, rectum, uterus (women), prostate (men).
Dysfunction in these muscles may occur as a result of pregnancy, childbirth (vaginal or caesarean), menopause, pelvic/abdominal surgeries, chronic infections, gastro-intestinal problems, cancer treatments, prostate changes. The dysfunction can lead to conditions like incontinence, constipation, urgency, pelvic organ prolapse, pain with intercourse/penetration, low back/groin/hip pain.
Pelvic floor physiotherapy involves an external and internal assessment of these muscles to evaluate their strength, tone, coordination and endurance. An internal pelvic exam can take place vaginally or rectally. While an internal exam can offer a great deal of information regarding your condition, not everyone is appropriate for an internal exam and patients can always refuse an internal exam. Even without an internal exam, there are a variety of physiotherapy treatment options available for pelvic floor conditions.
Once the assessment is complete the physiotherapist will work with you to establish a plan of care and help you reach your goals.
Initial assessment (60 minutes): $120.00
Subsequent treatments (45 minutes to 60 minutes): $90.00
We are able to directly bill to certain insurance companies, as long as the individual's plan allows for direct billing, and has coverage. Please check with your insurance provider before your appointment.