Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Your First Visit

This may be through an in person meeting or a telehealth virtual meeting in order to explore your medical history and current pelvic issues. Education on pelvic floor anatomy, physiology and dysfunction. By the end of this appointment, you will be given a home care program. The cost of a 1 hour initial assessment is $175. It may also take place in-person, if your condition warrants being seen in-person initially.

A physician’s referral is NOT required to see a physiotherapist in Nova Scotia. However, check with your extended health plan as some insurance providers do require a referral.

Follow-up Sessions

These are either by telehealth or in-person, as per the current Covid-19 directives for private practice physiotherapy. Individualized strengthening and/or stretching exercise program for pelvic floor and core muscles. Bio-feedback and/or Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) as indicated. Manual physiotherapy techniques to normalize tone. Education on issues relating to pelvic health such as bladder and bowel habits, posture, self-care and home programmes. The cost of a 1 hour follow-up session is $160.

Pelvic Healthcare is for Everyone!

For Women

If you are living with urinary leakage (incontinence), frequent urination, vaginal prolapse, pelvic pain, or a combination of these, pelvic floor physiotherapy can be of tremendous value to you. Our clinic uses advanced technologies for pelvic floor rehabilitation, including biofeedback by external or internal sensors, electrical muscle stimulation and EMG-triggered stimulation. You will be able to see on the screen what exactly your pelvic floor muscles are doing, helping you to learn to better control them.

For more information on pelvic floor physiotherapy, see Pelvic Health Solutions webpage.
Contact us if you have questions or to book an assessment.

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For Men

If you are living with chronic pelvic pain*, chronic prostatitis, urinary leakage (incontinence), frequent urination, or a combination of these, pelvic floor physiotherapy can be of tremendous value to you. Our clinic uses advanced technologies for pelvic floor rehabilitation, including biofeedback by external or internal sensors, electrical muscle stimulation and EMG-triggered stimulation. You will be able to see on the screen what exactly your pelvic floor muscles are doing, helping you to learn to better control them.

*Discomfort and pain are the primary symptoms of male Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS), sometimes diagnosed as Chronic Prostatitis (CP), which can affect any or all of the following areas: the pelvic floor, perineum, rectum, coccyx (tail bone), prostate, penis, testicles/scrotum, groin, thighs, lower abdomen, and low back. Sometimes it is difficult to describe exactly where the pain or discomfort is, especially if it feels deep inside the pelvis. Symptoms can be intermittent or constant, and wax and wane over time. Sexual dysfunction can include painful ejaculation, testicular pain and pulling, erectile dysfunction, penile pain, premature ejaculation and decreased libido. Urinary symptoms can include pain with urination, hesitancy, interrupted stream, weak stream strength, frequency, urethral burning, and urgency.

For more information on pelvic floor physiotherapy, see Pelvic Health Solutions webpage.
Contact us if you have questions or to book an assessment.

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For Trans / Gender Diverse Folk

Our therapists have specialized training in caring for the unique needs of the LGBTQIA+ community, including pre-op and post-op GAS care and rehabilitation.

For Children and Teens

We can help with pelvic issues in children and teens, including urinary and fecal leakage, urinary and fecal urgency, daytime and nighttime enuresis, encopresis, hirschsprung's disease and dysmenorrhea.

Dedication to Sensitive Practice

The Pelvic Health Clinic strives to foster an environment where clients feel safe and supported. In order to help you feel safe and avoid possible triggers, we ask that you discuss with your physical therapist how they might make you feel more comfortable and better supported during assessment and treatment.