What does a Pelvic Floor Assessment involve?
A lot is the basic answer!!
You will have a discussion about your symptoms and how they relate to your urinary control and whether you have any pelvic, groin or vaginal symptoms. You will also discuss whether your symptoms are affecting your sexual activity or activities like using a tampon
Your pelvic floor will be examined and with your consent may involve an internal assessment. Your pelvic floor can be reliably assessed using ultrasound imaging by your physio. This may be used at your initial assessment or follow-up treatments.
We will see how well you can control your pelvic floor for quick control and endurance.
Lots of time is also spent seeing how your pelvic floor works with your abdominals, hip and breathing muscles. This is where the problems tend to be i.e. they don’t work together.
We also look at your hip, lumber spine (low back), pelvic joints and your rib cage to make sure it’s all moving and working well.
What will treatment consist of?