Usually internal – to asses the function of the pelvic floor muscles and presence of pelvic organ prolapse
The first appointment will take one hour. Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to complete an information and general health form.
This initial appointment starts with a detailed history taking involving lots of questions about what is bothering you and your quality of life and what your expectations from treatment are.
This discussion will include education about the anatomy and function of the pelvic floor including the impact dysfunction has on the pelvic organs: bladder, bowel and uterus.
After this, a physical examination will be performed. This usually is an internal examination but will often also include muscle strength assessment or postural analysis etc. An internal examination provides specific information about your body and ensures the provision of very individualised management. This will be different for each person depending on their main problem.
It may include:
During this examination, Bronwyn will guide you and explain what is needed and how this process will provide specific information to base your individualised treatment on.
The final discussion will be about what you can expect as you work towards your goals for rehabilitation of your pelvic health.
Subsequent treatment sessions are 45-60 minutes where your progress and adjustments to your treatment will be facilitated.
Patients may be seen 1 / week or 1-2 / month. It depends on individual needs but treatment usually requires several sessions.
Treatment sessions may include:
Treatment will always involve a home programme.
Your persistence is key to the pace of your rehabilitation.