What can I expect on my first pelvic health visit?

Your first visit will typically involve a consultation with the therapist to discuss your symptoms and the possible treatment options.

The therapist will perform an evaluation and assessment of the global movement system (your whole body) that day as well.

If a pelvic floor muscle assessment is indicated, the therapist will perform an external assessment of the muscles and structures surrounding the pelvis at your next visit. She will be assessing for any pain, muscle tightness, or any other abnormalities that may contribute to your symptoms. This will allow the therapist to gather enough information to begin developing your treatment program.

At a subsequent visit, the therapist may perform an internal pelvic floor muscle assessment, with patient consent. This will provide the therapist with optimal assessment of the pelvic floor muscles themselves to determine an appropriate plan of care for you.