WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR PHYSIOTHERAPY VISIT


All physiotherapy visits have the therapist working with you 1:1 for the entire visit. 

We suggest you wear loose fitting attire or bring clothes to change into that will allow access to the area of concern (such as shorts for hip, or knees, or tank tops for shoulder or neck).  

We do have treatment gowns, and a small supply of shorts and tanks tops of all sizes to accommodate anyone who needs them for the visit. 


Regular Physiotherapy

The visit will take place in a private room and will begin with discussing the concerns that brought you to physiotherapy, in addition to your past medical history. After this information is discussed, the physiotherapist will determine the best assessment/physical examination approach and start to develop a treatment plan.

Treatments offered are listed under Services page.


Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

The visit will take place in a private room and will begin with discussing the pelvic floor concerns that brought you to physiotherapy, in addition to your past medical history. After this information is discussed, the physiotherapist will determine the best assessment/physical examination approach and start to develop a treatment plan.

The assessment/physical examination and treatment may include a combination of the following:

  • Assessment of your posture/alignment and breathing patterns.
  • Education about: the anatomy of the pelvic floor and its function; bladder/bowel control and habits, dietary triggers, bladder/bowel diary.
  • External assessment of core muscles, and pelvic floor muscle control.
  • Internal assessment of the strength and endurance of the pelvic muscles, the integrity of connective tissue supporting the pelvic organs, and locations of trigger points and scar tissue mobility if applicable.
  • Progressive strengthening or relaxation exercises for the core muscles and pelvic floor with addition of functional movements as able.
  • Treatment techniques to help reduce pain, normalize alignment and improve muscle tone (manual therapy, acupuncture, biofeedback). 
  • Self management strategies and therapeutic exercises for home practice.