Not sure if Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is right for you? Take a look at the following screening questions.
Do you go pee more than 5-7x/day?
Do you have difficulty starting or maintaining your flow of pee?
Do you have a burning sensation when you go pee?
Do you feel like your bladder is not empty when you finish going pee?
Do you have leaking at any time (i.e. with coughing, laughing sneezing or when you have the urge to pee)?
Do you have any pressure in your pelvis or vagina?
Do you have bowel movements less than three times per week?
Do you have to push or strain to empty your bowels?
Does your stool feel hard, and/or does it have cracks and lumps?
Do you have pain before or after having a bowel movement or going pee?
Do you experience painful intercourse (pain before, during or after)?
Do you experience pain in your pelvis including sacrum and tailbone?
Do you have pain with periods or concerns surrounding your period?
Do you have concerns about menopause or perimenopause?
Did you have any tearing or episiotomy during your delivery?
Do you have Diastasis Rectus or separation of your abdominal muscles?
Do you have pain with your c-section scar or feel it pulls when you move?
Do you have questions or concerns about exercise prenatally or postpartum?
If you answer YES to any of these questions, there may be involvement of the structures in the pelvis and pelvic floor (muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments or nerves).
To help you get started on the road to recovery, you may benefit from an assessment with a pelvic floor physiotherapist to take a more in depth look at the abdomen/pelvis/low back and hips.