If you’re scheduled for your first pelvic floor physiotherapy appointment, it’s understandable to feel a little nervous and uncertain about what to expect. A pelvic floor physiotherapy is a specialized therapy focusing on the pelvic area’s muscles, ligaments, and tissues. It is a non-surgical treatment approach that can help alleviate various symptoms related to the pelvic floor, such as urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, and sexual dysfunction.
At Proremedy, our team of experienced pelvic floor physiotherapists is dedicated to helping you achieve optimal results and improve your overall health. Before your appointment, it’s essential to understand what to expect so that you can get the most out of your treatment.
You don’t need to feel embarrassed or ashamed about discussing your symptoms with our trained physiotherapists. We understand pelvic floor issues can be sensitive and personal, so we strive to provide a safe and comfortable environment for all our patients.
With our proper professional guidance, you can regain control over your pelvic health and enjoy a better quality of life. So, don’t hesitate to ask questions and share your concerns during your appointment. We are dedicated to helping you find the best and desired results according to your needs.
Benefits of Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
Pelvic floor physiotherapy has many benefits for those experiencing symptoms related to the pelvic floor. Some of these benefits include:
- Improved bladder and bowel control
- Decreased pain and discomfort in the pelvic area
- Improved sexual function
- Increased awareness and understanding of the pelvic floor muscles
- Reduced urinary incontinence
- Relief of pelvic pain
- Increased core stability
- Enhanced recovery after childbirth
- Reduced discomfort during menstruation
- Improved posture
- The enhanced overall quality of life
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What to Expect During Your First Appointment at Proremedy?
Are you seeking pelvic floor physiotherapy and wondering what to expect at your first appointment? Here are the details about what we do at Proremedy:
During your first pelvic floor physiotherapy appointment, our physiotherapist will begin by assessing your pelvic floor muscles. This assessment typically involves a combination of internal and external palpation, which means the physiotherapist will use their hands to feel for any tension or weakness in your pelvic floor muscles.
2. Discussion of Symptoms
After the assessment, our physiotherapist will discuss your symptoms with you in more detail. They will ask you questions about your medical history, lifestyle, and any symptoms you are experiencing. This information will help the physiotherapist develop an individualized treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs.
Our physiotherapist will also educate you about your pelvic floor muscles and how they work. This education may include information about proper posture and body mechanics, breathing techniques, and exercises you can do at home to help strengthen and relax your pelvic floor muscles.
After the assessment and discussion of symptoms, the physiotherapist will begin treatment. Treatment may involve a combination of manual therapy, such as internal and external pelvic floor muscle release, and exercises to help strengthen and relax your pelvic floor muscles.
Finally, our physiotherapist will discuss follow-up appointments with you. Depending on your needs, you may need to come in for regular meetings for a few weeks or months. Our certified physiotherapists will also give you exercises at home between appointments to help you strengthen and relax your pelvic floor muscles.
What kind of techniques are used in Shockwave therapy?
Here are some of the techniques used in shockwave therapy:
- Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSWT): RSWT uses a handheld device that delivers high-frequency acoustic waves to the affected area. This technique is commonly used for treating conditions like plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, and Achilles tendonitis.
- Focused Shockwave Therapy (FSWT): FSWT uses a specialized applicator to deliver focused shockwaves to a specific body area. This technique treats conditions like kidney stones, bone fractures, and chronic pain.
- Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT): ESWT uses a machine that generates shockwaves and transmits them through a gel medium to the affected area. This technique treats conditions like plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, and chronic pain.
- Magnetic Shockwave Therapy (MSWT): MSWT uses a magnetic field to generate shockwaves that penetrate the body deeper. This technique is used for treating conditions like chronic pain and osteoarthritis.
The specific technique will depend on the treatment condition and the therapist’s preferences. Shockwave therapy is generally considered safe and effective, but discussing the risks and benefits with your healthcare provider before undergoing treatment is essential.
Pelvic floor physiotherapy is a specialized therapy that can relieve pelvic pain and urinary incontinence. At Proremedy, you can expect an assessment, physical examination, personalized treatment plan, and follow-up appointments during your first appointment. Our experienced pelvic floor physiotherapists are dedicated to helping you achieve optimal results and improved health. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and communicate your concerns. Regain control over your pelvic health and enjoy a better quality of life by scheduling your first appointment today.