What to Expect at Your First Visit

Bump Physio Pelvic Floor Pain Reduction Treatment

 

 

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Pelvic Floor Appointment:

Many clients are often nervous about coming to their first pelvic floor physio appointment, and we would just like to say, ‘That’s OK!”. This page is designed to answer a few common questions and hopefully make each client a little more prepared to meet us!​​

Pelvic FAQ

What is a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy assessment? ​


A pelvic floor physiotherapy assessment can involve both an internal and external examination of the muscles and structure of the pelvis. Your therapist may perform both a vaginal and rectal exam to assess muscle strength, tone, tension, and overall functioning of the pelvic floor.




What happens during an Initial Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy assessment?​


At your initial assessment we will sit down and gather a detailed and in-depth medical history and information around the reason for your visit today. In order to help us find the best approach for you, we may ask you questions about your past medical history, home environment, surgical history, current medications, obstetric history, pelvic health, and treatment goals, etc. The more information you are able and willing to share with your physiotherapist, the more informed assessment and accurate physiotherapy diagnosis can be made. We understand that clients may or may not be as comfortable as us in discussing issues relating to pelvic health, however, we will do our best to ensure you are comfortable, informed, and feel heard during your visit. Next, we will do a detailed physical assessment, which may include an internal pelvic exam (vaginal and/or rectal) and we will use any relevant outcome measures to ensure a proper diagnosis. With this information, we will discuss your goals for treatment and design an individualized treatment that works for you and help you achieve your goals. From your appointments you can expect to experience and learn: √ Hands-on manual therapy treatment √ Activity modifications and pain management strategies √ Corrective exercises for your diagnosis √ Proper biomechanics, postural control, gait strategies √ How to safely and correctly exercise √ Client education (lots of it!)




Can I have another person present during my appointment? ​


Yes, absolutely! Your comfort is our first priority and if you would like to bring someone to help ask questions, act as a support, or just be there with you, this is 100% OK with us.





We hope to make your experience with us as comfortable as possible, so please feel free to ask 1001 questions or bring a friend or family member to your appointment to make this a positive experience for you! 

General Physiotherapy FAQ

What happens during an Initial Physiotherapy Assessment?


At your initial assessment we will sit down and gather a detailed and in-depth medical history and information around the reason for your visit today. In order to help us find the best approach for you, we may ask you questions about your past medical history, home environment, surgical history, current medications, obstetric history, pelvic health, and treatment goals, etc. The more information you are able and willing to share with your physiotherapist, the more informed assessment and accurate physiotherapy diagnosis can be made. We understand that clients may or may not be as comfortable as us in discussing issues relating to pelvic health, however, we will do our best to ensure you are comfortable, informed, and feel heard during your visit. Next, we will do a detailed physical assessment, which may include an internal pelvic exam (vaginal and/or rectal) and we will use any relevant outcome measures to ensure a proper diagnosis. With this information, we will discuss your goals for treatment and design an individualized treatment that works for you and help you achieve your goals. From your appointments you can expect to experience and learn: √ Hands-on manual therapy treatment √ Activity modifications and pain management strategies √ Corrective exercises for your diagnosis √ Proper biomechanics, postural control, gait strategies √ How to safely and correctly exercise √ Client education (lots of it!)




What do I wear for my appointment?


Please wear something comfortable that allows the therapist to expose the area to be assessed and treated if required. For prenatal, postpartum, and exercise rehabilitation appointments comfortable, loose-fitting exercise clothing is preferred.




Do you only treat Pregnant and Postpartum clients?


NO! Our therapists have training in a range of other areas including Clinical Pilates, manual therapy, sports rehabilitation, and vestibular conditions. They say variety is the spice of life, and we like to mix things up once in a while!




Are your Physiotherapy services and Clinical Pilates covered by my extended health insurance?


Yes, most extended health care plans cover physiotherapy services, including pelvic floor physio and Clinical Pilates. Please check with your insurance provider to understand your individual plan coverage prior to beginning treatment should you have questions.




Do you Direct Bill Extended Health Plans?


Yes, we are able to direct bill the following providers:

  • Pacific Blue Cross
  • Medavie
  • Green Shield
  • Canada (Great-West) Life
  • Manulife, Sunlife
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • ClaimSecure
  • GroupHealth
  • Industrial Alliance
  • Johnston Group and;
  • OASIS.
Please make sure to bring your coverage card and consent form with you to your first appointment.




Do you accept ICBC or WSBC claims?


At this time, we only accept ICBC claims. Please contact us to inquire.




Can I bring my Children/Baby to my appointment?


At Bump Physio, we are strong advocates for self-care and at times, bringing a baby/toddler/child to your appointment can be distracting and take the focus away from YOUR needs. If at all possible, having someone care for your child(ren) for you to attend your visit(s), is preferred so we are able to spend that time 100% dedicated to YOU. However, if you do not have anyone available to care for your child(ren), please bring your babe/child with you. We are happy to hold, bounce, carry and entertain your little one as much as we can during your visit so you get the information and treatment you need.





Feel free to email us if your questions have not been answered. We look forward to meeting you in the clinic soon!